Rydal Penrhos’ young football stars took to the pitch for their first taste of competitive action in nearly two years due to COVID-19 restrictions.
It’s been fantastic to see our young pupils getting back into the swing of sporting fixtures during the academic year so far. The recent COVID-19 restrictions meant little in the way of competitive action was able to take place in 2020/21, although Rydal Penrhos pupils were still able to develop their respective skills during coaching sessions with the school’s dedicated staff team.
Football is a sport that’s increasing in popularity across Rydal Penrhos. Extra-curricular sessions for Years 7-13 gained a tremendous response and this is a similar situation at the Prep for pupils looking to follow in the footsteps of their footballing heroes.
The school’s U11 squad were able to participate in their first fixtures for two years recently, which began with two separate games against Ysgol Bod Alaw and gave some pupils a chance to represent Rydal Penrhos for the first time.
It was an encouraging return to action overall, with Ethan P and Charlie both performing well during the games, which were played in the right spirit by everyone involved.
This stood the squad in good stead ahead of their trip to Myddelton College, which saw a tremendous display of attacking prowess en route to a comfortable victory.
Prep Head Boy Oscar J was at the heart of the midfield action, setting the tempo on and off the ball and displaying exceptional work ethic and leadership to drive Rydal Penrhos to success.
Another standout from the game was Oscar K-E, who marshalled the defence superbly as every pupil played their part in a confidence-boosting win on their travels.
We would like to congratulate each member of the U11 football team for their effort, teamwork and representing Rydal Penrhos in an exemplary fashion. Well done, everyone!