Three aspiring hockey players at Rydal Penrhos have been honing their skills as part of a high-profile development programme.
Ariana Milligan, Eve Durrans and Lily Davies, Year 8 pupils at the school, earned a place on the Hockey Wales 360˚ initiative, which is a talent development system that helps support and develop talented athletes to achieve their potential.
Entering the 360˚ pathway is the first step within the performance system, and once in the pathway those selected are developed holistically within the programme ensuring they are assisted with technical, tactical, physical and psychological development on a regular basis.
The trio have developed their skills considerably as part of the programme, and they have also received expert coaching from specialist staff at Rydal Penrhos led by Head of Hockey Dominic Maguire.
Ariana and Eve are no strangers to success, with the pair recently selected to the North Wales U13 Hockey squad thanks to their sterling efforts during a trial period.
Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “Ariana, Eve and Lily have benefitted enormously from Hockey Wales’ 360˚ programme, and they have visibly grown in confidence with every session and competitive match here at Rydal Penrhos.
“They are all very determined characters who are thriving both academically and in a sporting environment, and each of them can be very proud of their respective efforts during their time with us.”