Sport scholarships up for grabs at three-day assessment event at Rydal Penrhos
6th January 2016

Talented sportsmen and women will have the chance to earn a scholarship to a Colwyn Bay school at a series of assessment days.

Prospective pupils will get the chance to showcase their skills at the three-day event, which will take place from Tuesday, January 29 to Thursday, January 28 at Rydal Penrhos.

A host of sports will be assessed throughout the schedule, including rugby, netball, cricket and hockey.

Year 7 entry pupils will be invited to attend on Tuesday 26, with Sixth Form entry pupils taking centre stage on Wednesday 27.

The final day of assessments will be on Thursday 27, with Year 9 pupils battling it out for the prestigious scholarship places at Rydal Penrhos.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “We have a rich history of sporting success here at Rydal Penrhos, and we hope to welcome the next batch of recruits to our assessment days in the hope that this fine trend can continue.

“We are hoping for a big turnout at Rydal Penrhos for the event, which gives myself and the staff here a chance to run the rule over prospective pupils and meet with both them and their parents, and we are looking forward to what should be a very competitive three days.”

Among the recent sporting success stories at Rydal Penrhos include Efan Jones, who is a Wales U20 rugby international who has broken into the RGC 1404 senior squad this season.

Head Girl Hannah Cashell is a Welsh Hockey international, and Welsh international cricket captain Will Sissons is currently a member of the Glamorgan Cricket Club Academy.

There are also a number of pupils who have received Welsh sailing squad call-ups after what has been a very successful season on the water.

Anyone wishing to register for any of the assessment days, or for more information email or call 01492 530155.

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