USW’s sports student is first female to score league century

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Seren Hughes

Seren Hughes, University of South Wales (USW) BSc Sports Coaching and Development student, has become the first female to score 100 runs since the South Wales Cricket Association was established almost 100 years ago.

Playing for Briton Ferry Steel Cricket Club against Kidwelly, Seren reached this outstanding achievement playing for the men’s team.

Seren also plays cricket for Wales and hopes to get a USW team together.

She said: “I was shocked but proud of myself. It was the last day of the season, so it was great to finish on a high.”

“I am looking forward to term starting my second year in a couple of weeks and being able to come onto campus to learn.”

Tony Wallis, Senior Lecturer, said: “I was delighted, but not surprised, to hear of Seren's fantastic feat, given her talent, dedication, and love of sport. Whilst this is a great personal milestone, Seren's achievement is also a powerful example of how Welsh sport is evolving to become more equitable and inclusive. It's a credit to the sport's governing body, the clubs and most importantly the coaches and volunteers who are developing these opportunities.  

“We look forward to welcoming Seren back to our Sports Coaching & Development degree to share her inspirational summer success!”