A former Team GB badminton star will be the special guest at Rydal Penrhos’ annual Sports Awards dinner.
Gail Emms MBE, who has a wealth of international successes to her name, will visit the school on Friday, May 11.
During the celebration, the 40-year-old will speak about her experiences within sport and hand out the prizes to those that have worked exceptionally hard to achieve individual and team success over the course of the academic year.
As a former world champion and having won a silver medal at the Athens Olympic Games with mixed badminton doubles partner Nathan Robertson, Emms has now retired and can look back on a career that saw her reach the very top of her sport, taking on new and exciting projects.
As one of Britain’s inspiring Olympians, she represents the very best of the nation’s sporting offering. She began playing badminton from the age of four and she has shaped her career around the sport representing her country for the first time in 1995.
Her appearances in both women’s and mixed doubles tournaments has seen her repeatedly decorated with medals and she consistently achieved results that saw her reach the top of the world rankings.
Inspired by her family’s love of sport, Emms was always destined for a glittering career. Now retired from professional competition, she has turned her attention to sharing the hugely positive impact that sport can have on life and well-being, working as a Youth Sport Trust and Badminton Sport England Ambassador, inspiring young people to be more active and lead a healthy lifestyle.
Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “We are very much looking forward to having Gail with us here at Rydal Penrhos to celebrate the incredible sporting success achieved by our wonderful pupils.”