Welsh school "proud" of former pupils Sam Warburton, Gareth Bale

Spurs' Gareth Bale holds his PFA Player of the year and Young player of the year awards on April 28, 2013
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Whitchurch High School in Cardiff express their 'pride' following the achievements of their two former pupils Sam Warburton and Gareth Bale.

Whitchurch High School have expressed their 'immense pride' at the success of former pupils Sam Warburton and Gareth Bale.

Rugby star Warburton and Tottenham Hotspur footballer Bale both attended the Cardiff school, and the pair have been praised for their achievements this week.

Warburton was named as captain for the Lions tour this Tuesday, just days after Bale was awarded the PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year gongs.

"You have to sit down and smile at what's happened," London 24 quotes Whitchurch PE teacher Gwyn Morris as saying.

"It's not often that you have a former pupil who wins not one but two PFA awards, and the British Lions captain within the space of a 48 hour phase. It's special for the school and I am immensely proud. It's phenomenal. We had to pinch ourselves this morning."

Warburton regularly returns to Whitchurch to give coaching lessons to students.

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