A BRYNSIENCYN teenager has been honoured for his community work receiving a top award in memory of Princess Diana

Eban Geal, 17, has carried out hundreds of hours of volunteering through his school Ysgol David Hughes, across the island and in North Wales.

For his efforts, Eban had previously received The Diana Award, and has now been awarded the charity's Legacy Award.

He received the Legacy Award from Earl Spencer, Princess Diana’s brother, on Tuesday, November 26.

It is the most prestigious accolade a young person can receive for social action or humanitarian work.

The award marks special individuals who embody Princess Diana’s qualities of 'kindness, compassion and service.'

Twenty Legacy Award winners from across the UK, Canada, Malaysia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Nepal, and India were invited to a glittering award ceremony, in London sponsored by British Airways.

Earlier in the same day, Eban, along with the other recipients, met with HRH Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge at Kensington Palace.

The Prince congratulated winners and spoke about their work, which had had a 'monumental impact on society.'

Many of the youngsters only know Princess Diana as a historical figure.

Eban is a committed volunteer and sportsman, who is driven by a passion for sports inclusivity.

His volunteer work at school clubs and in his community encourages others to develop a passion for sports and fitness.

Eban has been instrumental in providing new opportunities for young people by campaigning for increased access to leisure centre facilities.

When he’s not coaching or helping at events, Eban is helping shape the future of sport access on the Isle of Anglesey, in his role on the Leisure and Sport Forum.

Tessy Ojo, Chief Executive, The Diana Award said: “This is a landmark event for The Diana Award as we celebrate our 20th anniversary year.

"This ceremony is about celebrating young people for their selfless contribution to society, their courage and bravery, and demonstrating to young people that we value them.

"We believe that valuing young people means investing in them so we are delighted that our Legacy Award recipients will have access to our unique development programme ensuring they continue to be positive trailblazers for their generation.”

Eban has also met Welsh football coach and player Chris Coleman, George North, a Welsh professional rugby union player.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of The Diana Award.