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Feature: Q&A with U11 Netball stars

Feature: Q&A with U11 Netball stars

As part of their fantastic success at the Urdd National Finals, Rydal Penrhos' U11 Netball side were invited to take part in a specil Question and Answer session with North Wales Weekly News reporter Joy Burgess.

Here is a sneak peek of what they had to say:

What skills do you think Netball teaches you?

It definitely teaches you how to improve your teamwork and communication with every player, and it also helps with your reflexes and reactions which you need if you are going to be a success.

How often do you practice?

We do practice a lot and it probably averages out at about four times a week, which we love!

Does the team rotate so as you can try out each positions evenly?

It ranges depending on position really. We have some players that stay in one position and others who are comfortable switching, so it is good to have that balance and ability to adapt.

We tend to see in training who is best where and then positions are decided before each match.

Who is the Under 11 coach?

Our coach is the amazing Mrs (Jude) Pyves. She has done such a good job with us.

Do you have a team captain?

Our captain and leader is Ariana Milligan.

When will you be competing again and who will the game be against?

The netball season has now come to an end so we don’t have any more fixtures, although we are still meeting up to train. We are concentrating on Athletics and Rounders for the rest of term which is a lot of fun.

Do you have anyone that you look up to in sport?

We don’t really have anyone famous that we look up to, but Mrs Pyves’ daughter Elsie is a brilliant player and someone that we can turn to for advice if we need to.

Did you enjoy going to the Urdd National Finals?

Yes, it was an amazing experience and everyone did so well against some very strong teams. No Rydal Penrhos team had ever made the quarter finals before and we did brilliantly to reach a new school record.

The full interview will appear in Wednesday edition of the North Wales Weekly News.

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