Pupils shine for Eirias Hockey Club at recent tournament
December 2, 2021

A number of Rydal Penrhos pupils continued their encouraging development with Eirias Hockey Club during a recent tournament.

It hasn’t taken long for Rydal Penrhos pupils to get back into the swing of things when it comes to competitive sporting fixtures. The previous academic year was a frustrating one for our aspiring athletes due to COVID-19, but they’ve remained resolute in terms of making progress in pursuit of hitting the ground running when restrictions were lifted.

This has seen some encouraging progress throughout rugby and hockey – the two primary school sports throughout the autumn term – with football sessions also proving most popular during Rydal Penrhos’ rich extra-curricular provision across almost every year group.

Not only are pupils thriving on campus, but they are also making a substantial impact on local clubs and organisations across the region. This is something the school actively encourages and plays a leading role in their overall development.

Another notable example of this came from a recent regional hockey tournament at Parc Eirias, where a number of pupils represented Eirias Hockey Club boys and girls teams at U16 level against some other talented squads from across North Wales.

The U16 girls’ team had no fewer than five Rydal Penrhos pupils in the squad, with Lily Copeland, Eve Durrans, Lily Davies, Martha Hind and Keira Luke all performing well throughout the competition.

There was also a Rydal Penrhos influence on the coaching team, with Prep teacher Jude Pyves leading the squad to some impressive production.

Lily Copeland was the super sub during their opening victory over Bangor despite her tender age. With the team 1-0 down, the 12-year-old was brought off the bench by Mrs Pyves and made an immediate impact, netting two goals with assists from Lily Davies and Eve as Eirias secured a 2-1 come-from-behind victory.

The girls’ squad followed this up with draws against Caernarfon and Ruthin before taking on the Eirias boys’ squad, who also enjoyed a fine tournament and had Liam Farrell, Gabriel Speakman, Laurence Richardson and Olly Davies representing the school in tremendous fashion.

It was a hugely competitive game between the two Eirias teams, with the boys just doing enough to secure a 2-0 triumph.

A huge well done to all Rydal Penrhos pupils that competed for Eirias Hockey Club. We are very proud of all you continue to accomplish in and out of school.

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