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Hockey: Ariana, Eve and Lily perform well with North Wales squad at national event

Hockey: Ariana, Eve and Lily perform well with North Wales squad at national event

Three talented hockey players at Rydal Penrhos performed well for a regional squad at a high-profile event.

Ariana Milligan, Eve Durrans and Lily Davies, Year 8 pupils at the school, were part of the North Wales U13 squad that competed at the UK Girls' Regional Hockey Championship and Trophy Competition, which was held from July 12-14 at Nottingham Hockey Centre.

Each pupil earned their place within the set-up thanks to a series of standout efforts during a trial period, and the group held a series of intense training sessions to ready themselves for the significant challenge that lay ahead.

Throughout the weekend, the team came up against some well-established, talented teams from around the UK, and they grew in confidence and ability as the tournament progressed, playing some impressive hockey with determination and grit. 

At the end of a hugely competitive weekend of action, the North Wales squad emerged from the competition with two wins, one draw and three losses as a result of their efforts, which represents a considerable achievement given the strength and experience of opposing sides.

This is the latest in a series of notable achievements from a hockey perspective by Ariana, Eve and Lily, who have been part of the Hockey Wales 360˚ initiative throughout the current campaign.

Each pupil has boosted their skill-set considerably as part of the talent development system, which was implemented to help support and develop talented athletes to achieve their potential.

Designer Decking of Abergele, which is owned by Prep School parent Gareth Hodgson-Roberts, contributed to the cost of the squad’s kit and staff member and senior parent Sally presenting the trio with their new kit prior to the tournament.

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