Joel, who took his A Levels
at Coleg Gwent
this year, played rugby for Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone for the last two seasons, and also represented the Dragons
18s and Wales Under 20s
playing as loosehead prop
He has recently signed a contract for premiership side Ebbw Vale for the 2017-18 season through the college pathway and club partnership with WRU Hub officer Martyn Cooke who is based at Coleg Gwent.
Pictured: Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone Campus Director John Sexton, Joel Harries and Martyn Cooke, WRU Hub Officer.