A group of talented young cricketers have been praised for their efforts during a specialist coaching initiative situated at Rydal Penrhos.
The school once again hosted the Marylebone Cricket Club Foundation Hub, which offers high-quality cricket coaching to talented children in the state school system, who have displayed the potential to become good cricketers.
The MCC funded three coaches for 25 two-hour sessions at the school for under 13 and 15 players, which equates to a session every week in the off-season.
The Hubs are put together, funded and mentored by the MCC Foundation. The day-to-day running of each Hub is left to a local manager, who runs local trials to identify talented children and who oversees the coaching sessions, which are open to male and female players from state schools across North Wales.
Hub coach and Menai Bridge captain Dion Holden commended each individual involved, and he was assisted during the sessions by Rydal Penrhos’ sports graduate Kieron Tuck.
This is the third successive year that the MCC used Rydal Penrhos as their venue for the initiative, which has gone from strength-to-strength since its inception.
Mr Holden, said: “It was a great 11 weeks at the Colwyn Bay MCCF Hub at Rydal Penrhos School.
“The boys have developed a variety of different skills and worked really hard along the way.
“I would like to wish them all the very best of luck ahead of the new season.”