Pre-season Hockey and Rugby camp announced
August 24, 2021

Aspiring rugby and hockey players at Rydal Penrhos will hone their skills at a special pre-season training camp before the start of term.

A lack of competitive sporting fixtures during the previous academic year was sorely missed at Rydal Penrhos. COVID-19 health concerns and the need to keep everyone safe in an ever-changing climate was more important, although pupils were still able to develop and improve their conditioning through coaching sessions and individual programmes implemented by our fantastic teaching staff.

It was wonderful to see the first such action take place just before the summer break, with Rydal Penrhos’ first XI cricket team welcoming Marylebone Cricket Club for their prestigious annual fixture, which was a fantastic occasion met with glorious sunshine at the school’s exceptional New Field sporting facility.

With restrictions now easing across the country, the hope for a more familiar calendar of sports fixtures has resumed and Rydal Penrhos will be hosting a special pre-season training camp for its rugby and hockey squads ahead of the new term.

This will be held over a two-day period on Tuesday 31 August and Wednesday 1 September and is open to all pupils entering Years 10-13 from September.

The coaching sessions will be run by teaching staff Nicky Head and Sean Kitchen, in addition to specialist coaches Rob O’Donnell and Dan Rippon.

The aim of the camp is to spend time developing fitness, communication, teamwork and key handling skills in readiness for what should be a fantastic few months ahead for the school’s aspiring stars.

There will be no charge to attend these sessions, which are scheduled to run from 10am-4pm on both days.

Rydal Penrhos has a rich and proud history of sporting achievements in a number of fields. Many pupils have gone on to play professionally, compete at Olympic Games or achieve national honours at various youth levels thanks to the solid foundation they build during their time at the school.

Anyone that wishes to sign up for the camp can do so here.


Anyone wishing to enquire about Rydal Penrhos School can do so by calling 01492 530155, email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or register your interest online here: https://rydalpenrhos.com/admissions/apply-now.