Welsh Ski Championships: Rydal Penrhos Team Crowned National Champions
October 17, 2023

Rydal Penrhos is proud to announce that its talented skiiers have secured the title of Welsh Schools U12 National Champions.

Following recent success at the ISA National Championships, we are thrilled to share the outstanding achievements of our Rydal Penrhos ski team at the recently concluded Welsh School Ski Championships, which took place in Llangrannog over the weekend of Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October 2023.

Determined to build on their latest haul of silverware, our pupils showcased incredible talent and determination throughout the competition, leaving their mark on the slopes and bringing home a remarkable collection of medals.

Alongside a range of individual achievements, the Rydal Penrhos ‘A’ team (Wilfred Jones, William Oliver, Camilla Simmons, Phoebe Jewsbury) earned the impressive distinction of being named Welsh National Champions. Defeating some of the best schools in the country on the way to a first place finish, the Rydal Penrhos team etched their names in the history books with a truly outstanding performance.

We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the medal winners, and also commend Hannah Pittaway and Harrison Simmons, whose outstanding performances, although just missing out on medals, truly made us proud.

In addition to their impressive skiing endeavours, our pupils had the opportunity to enjoy the stunning surroundings of Llangrannog. On Saturday morning, they ventured to Poppit Sands for some beach games, creating wonderful memories under the autumn sun. To cap off the day, an enjoyable pizza and movie night brought everyone together, strengthening the bonds within our fantastic ski team.


Here are the results from the championships, highlighting our students’ impressive performances:

U10 Girls

1st – Camilla Simmons
2nd – Phoebe Jewsbury

U10 Boys

1st – Wilfred Jones
3rd – William Oliver
4th – Casey Lord-Langton

U12 Girls – Junior

4th – Carys Winfield
5th – Hannah Pittaway

U12 Girls – Senior

3rd – Connie Ratcliffe

U12 Boys – Junior

4th – Henry Savage
5th – Sebastian Lennon

U12 Boys – Senior

3rd – Ethan Pollard

Overall Boys

1st – Wilfred Jones

Overall Team Placings

1st – Rydal Penrhos ‘A’ team (Wilfred Jones, William Oliver, Camilla Simmons, Phoebe Jewsbury) – crowned Welsh Schools U12 National Champions.

2nd – Rydal Penrhos ‘B’ team (Casey Lord-Langton, Carys Winfield, Henry Savage, Sebastian Lennon)


We could not be more proud of our exceptional ski team’s achievements. Their dedication, hard work, and enthusiasm have truly shone through, securing their place among the elite of Welsh school skiing. Congratulations once again to our remarkable pupils, and a special thank you to all the staff and parents who supported them on this incredible journey. Here’s to more success in the future!