Pupils gear up for national finals with Eirias Hockey Club
May 4, 2022

A large number of Rydal Penrhos pupils contributed significantly to age-grade sides at Eirias Hockey Club reaching the national finals.

We are enormously proud of Rydal Penrhos’ pupil involvement within the community. Our young learners are currently thriving with clubs and organisations across the region, which is something the school actively encourages as a method of gaining new experiences and enhancing overall development.

This is also bringing an incredible amount of notable achievements, which is a testament to how each pupil is working within their fields of interest – something that stands them in tremendous stead during classroom and extra-curricular activities on site.

One area where pupils are currently progressing incredibly well is hockey. Rydal Penrhos has enjoyed a wealth of success with many age-grade teams reaching the national championships, with the Boys’ U18 squad ending up as the second-best school team in the country.

Our girls also played a significant role for Eirias Hockey Club‘s youth sides, with no fewer than three securing the North Wales title and qualification to the national showcase that will take place this weekend.

The squads are coached by Mrs Jude Pyves, a teacher at Rydal Penrhos Prep who also lends her hockey expertise to pupils to hone their craft during extra-curricular and physical education sessions.

Elsi Pyves, Ester Ball-Iverson, Eve Durrans, Lily Davies, Martha Hind and Jasmin Beckett-Donald were part of the Eirias U18 team that triumphed during their regional heat, with the U16 side also attaining the same feat in convincing fashion.

Eve, Lily, Martha, Fflur Pierce and Keira Luke turned out for the U16 squad, and Eirias Hockey Club rounded off a substantial set of accomplishments with the U14s also booking their place at the national showcase.

Fflur, Keira, Charlotte Payne and Lily Copeland all played a leading role in the U14 triumph, which they can hopefully build on during the nationals on Saturday 7 May.

On behalf of everyone at Rydal Penrhos, we would like to congratulate each pupil involved and Mrs Pyves on their fine efforts. Good luck this weekend!


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