England netball star confirmed as special guest speaker at Rydal Penrhos Sports Awards
5th May 2016

An English netball star will be the special guest speaker at this year’s Rydal Penrhos Sports Awards.

Ama Agbeze, who gained a bronze medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games with England, will be part of the glitzy ceremony, which will be held in the school’s Dining Room on Friday, April 29.

The awards have been set up to acknowledge the sporting achievement of Rydal Penrhos pupils throughout the year,

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “We are delighted that Ama has agreed to be the guest speak at our Sports Awards, which promises to be another fantastic occasion for staff and pupils alike.

“We have had another incredibly successful year of sporting achievements, with national recognition in a number of sports, which we have been absolutely thrilled with.

“The pupils we have here at Rydal Penrhos work extremely hard to improve their sporting talent, with some specialising in numerous fields which is a testament to their dedication.

“This will be my first awards ceremony as Director of Sport and one that I am looking forward to immensely.”

Agbeze plays in goal defence and goal keeper positions, and made her international debut in 2001.

Among her career highlights include playing for the Melbourne Vixens in Australia and Central Pulse in New Zealand, while also turning out for Loughborough Lightning and Leeds Carnegie.

There will be a host of awards given out throughout the event, with two new categories in the form of the Director of Sport and International Sporting awards added to the highest performers.

The more traditional full, half and junior colours will also be awarded, in addition to the Morphy Cup and the Derbyshire Shield, which are presented to the pupil who has contributed the most over their senior sporting career. 

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