Denbighshire Leisure Ltd is celebrating after an Eisteddfod win for their employee will see her represent Wales in the Common Wealth Games this Summer.

Leah Thomas, Welsh Language Communications and Media officer, won first place in the Urdd Eisteddfod as part of Aelwyd Dyffryn Clwyd choir.

The choir, established in 2019, sang ‘Un Ydym Ni’ (‘We Are One’) at the Urdd Eisteddfod last Saturday and will now be representing Wales at the Commonwealth games this July in Birmingham.

This win held an extra special meaning for the group, with the performance dedicated to former choir member Gruff, who passed away in 2020. Conductress Ceri Roberts, who broke down in tears following the performance, said that this was the best the choir had ever sung this song and that this performance was for him.

Jamie Groves, Managing Director of Denbighshire Leisure Ltd, said: “We’re really proud of Leah, and her choir from Denbigh, to have won 1st place at the Eisteddfod as well as representing Wales in the Commonwealth Games. The Welsh Language is very important to Denbighshire Leisure Ltd and having Leah’s role in the company is imperative to ensure all of our marketing, signage and communication meets the needs of our local communities. Congratulations Leah, the performance was exceptional and we know you’ll do Wales proud at the Commonwealth Games, we can’t wait to see you and your choir at the games!”

Ysgol y Llys Headmaster, Dyfan Mael Phillips, also wrote an exclusive poem for them following their spectacular performance.

If you would like to watch Aelwyd Dyffryn Clwyd perform their award winning rendition of ‘Un Ydym Ni’, click on the link below: