A YOUNG boy from Wrexham braved some atrocious Welsh weather near the top of Mount Snowdon to complete a charitable climb for some newly established youth football teams.

Ten-year-old Oliver Bostock, from Caia Park, reached the summit of Wales’ tallest mountain on Sunday, October 6.

For his efforts, the youngster was able to raise around £500 for a group of newly established Rhos Aelwyd youth football teams, where Oliver plays.

Taking the Llanberis path, it took Oliver - and his parents Mr Darren Bostock and Mrs Lisa Bostock – around three and a half hours to reach the peak.

Speaking to the Leader about how proud they are of their son, who is in Year Six at Ysgol Bodhyfryd in Hightown, Mr Bostock said: “We’re both super proud of him (Oliver).

“It was quite challenging when we were about an hour from the top. The weather was mild to begin with before it started getting colder, windier, steeper and busier.

“We haven’t been to Snowdonia before, but it’s been worth it. Pledges are still coming in, but we’ve managed to raise around £500 for Rhos Aelwyd.

“There’s always a need for new equipment, and especially for the new youth teams which have only just started running. Hopefully this can also go towards establishing a ‘mini kickers’ team for children between four and six years old.”

Robert Edge, the safeguarding officer for the Rhos Aelwyd youth teams, added: “The club are extremely proud of what Oliver has achieved and his efforts have been second to none.

“We couldn’t be happier with how everyone is coming on board with the newly established youth teams.”

The new youth teams at Rhos Aelwyd began recently and play at Under 7, Under 10, Under 11, Under 12, and Under 16 levels behind the adult senior and reserve teams.