Suzy Drane helps Wales to Netball series success
February 4, 2022

Former Rydal Penrhos pupil Suzy Drane co-captained the Welsh senior netball team to an impressive series triumph.

There was more to celebrate for Wales Netball co-captain and former Rydal Penrhos pupil Suzy Drane as she played a significant role in another impressive series triumph for the national team recently.

The Welsh squad welcomed the Isle of Man, Gibraltar and the Republic of Ireland for the O’Neill’s Wales Series, which was the first time international netball had been held on home soil since the COVID-19 pandemic began, even though restrictions prevented fans from attending the competition.

Suzy and the Wales squad got off to an emphatic start in their opening fixture, producing a dominant display to secure a 69-13 win over Ireland, and this was followed up on Day 2 with another polished performance against the Isle of Man that saw the hosts lead 43-16 at the break en route to another victory.

Wales’ final game of the tournament against Gibraltar was another one-sided affair with some exceptional attacking prowess and movement from the home side. This enabled them to emerge from the series unbeaten thanks to a convincing 82-27 win to round off a sensational weekend.

Suzy is currently playing for Team Bath Toucans after a sensational stint with Celtic Dragons. The former pupil is currently a lecturer in Sport Development and Performance Sport at Cardiff Metropolitan University, a role she took up in 2011 following the completion of a BSc and MSc in Sport Development and Physical Activity and Health respectively.

Working alongside the programme director she has contributed to the design of the new Sport Development course and is now part of the delivery team.

Suzy has also assisted in the development of hopefuls at Rydal Penrhos in recent years. She was part of the coaching staff during a senior squad tour of Greece, with her expertise benefitting every member of the team during an unforgettable experience.


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