Rydal Penrhos’ talented netballers received their new kit during a special presentation from Beca Hughes, a current Wales U20 international.
There was a great honour for Rydal Penrhos’ first and second VII netball squads this week, who got a visit from one of the best young players in the country as part of their kit presentation.
Pupils, staff and parents gathered at the school’s picturesque New Field sporting area on Tuesday 8 February for the presentation, which was attended by Executive Principal John Waszek and Beca Hughes, a current Wales Netball U20 international who is studying Primary School Education nearby at Bangor University.
Mr Waszek began by welcoming everyone to the event before Beca dished out the new kits to each member of the school’s senior squads ahead of a busy series of fixtures throughout the term.
The Commonwealth Games hopeful then gave a short motivational address to those in attendance, with captain Bella Rutherford also speaking to round off the ceremony.
The kits have been kindly sponsored by Marcus Copeland, a former pupil and current parent who is the owner of Exile Sportswear.
There was another surprise for the pupils once the presentation came to a conclusion, with Beca taking a special coaching session with the group, working on areas such as conditioning, technique and decision-making.
It has not been easy for our young athletes over the last two years due to COVID-19 restrictions. With things returning to some semblance of normality this academic year, it promises to be an exciting few weeks for both sides upon their return to competitive action.
On behalf of everyone at Rydal Penrhos, we would like to thank Beca for attending the presentation and wish her the very best of luck with her studies and in pursuit of her Commonwealth Games dream.
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