A Preparatory School pupil has been handed a leadership role as the netball season got underway this week.
Ella Northcott, a Year 6 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, will be the school’s Netball captain after impressing Head of Girls’ Games Jude Pyves with her application.
Working with Ella will be Gabriele Subkovaite, who will be vice-captain for the campaign.
The 11-year-old led the side to a strong showing at a recent competition held at Abbeygate College, and they began their quest for success with a 7-6 victory over The Firs thanks to some impressive shooting from the vice-captain and Jasmin Beckett-Donald.
An impressive performance from Isabella Peevor was the catalyst behind their 5-2 success over Abbeygate, but they were unable to make it three in a row with a loss to the Firs in their next outing.
They finished the tournament with a narrow 2-1 loss to Abbeygate despite notable performances from the Year 5 duo of Keira Luke and Fflur Pierce.
Deputy Head Alison Hind, said: “Congratulations to Ella and Gabriele on being appointed to their respective roles, and I am sure they are going to be a huge success.
“Both are very well respected among their peers and they got off to a very encouraging start this week which bodes extremely well for the season ahead.”