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Excitement builds ahead of Boys' Hockey tour of northern Spain

Excitement builds ahead of Boys' Hockey tour of northern Spain

Jacob Heaton-Rue (Photo: Tony Bale)

Excitement is building for Rydal Penrhos’ senior hockey stars as they prepare to embark on a continental tour this weekend.

The school is once again teaming up with MSG Tours for the latest excursion, which will see the boys’ hockey group travel to San Sebastien in northern Spain from Sunday, October 28 until Friday, November 2.

They will be based in the Koisi Hostel, which is located five minutes’ walk from Playa de La Concha, with the squad taking part in competitive fixtures and specialist training sessions to enhance their skills further during the week.

A number of different activities will be available in addition to their pre-season training and tour matches, which include taking in the region’s sites, a surfing lesson or a chance to view a Spanish La Liga contest at either Real Sociedad or Athletic Bilbao.

It has been another year of phenomenal success for Rydal Penrhos’ hockey department, with the U18 and U16 boys’ squads clinching the Welsh Schools’ Championship to secure a notable double for the department.

Sports scholar Jacob Heaton-Rue continues to make a significant name for himself on the national stage within the Wales set-up, with goalkeeper Josh Thomas also securing further international caps to add to his growing list of accolades.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “We have has an incredible amount of success with our boys’ hockey side in recent years, and this tour will stand them in extremely good stead as they look to emulate their national championship winning double throughout the spring.

“This is the fourth time we have worked with MSG Tours, who provide a safe and fun environment to ensure it is an unforgettable experience that will live long in the memory for each pupil involved.”

 

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