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Girls' Rugby: U11 squad perform well in first competitive fixture

Girls' Rugby: U11 squad perform well in first competitive fixture

Aspiring female rugby players at Rydal Penrhos Prep School reached another landmark with a debut fixture in a competitive environment.

The U11 girls’ rugby side embarked travelled to Dolgellau for their first game of the season prior to the Easter break, and the squad gave a tremendous account of themselves against more experienced opposition.

Each member of the team contributed significantly throughout what was a closely fought affair, with the likes of Maggie McDuff, Gracie Tavernor, Grace Watkins and Molly Alefounder all playing a leading role in the early stages.

Despite taking a lead into the dying moments of the contest, the Rydal Penrhos side fell to the narrowest of losses but can take an enormous amount of pride from their collective efforts in a relatively new sporting environment.

Head of Boys’ Games Jamie McLeod, said: “Our girls’ rugby side have shown their customary determination and ability to adjust that has been a real trademark of their success across all areas of life h7ere at Rydal Penrhos, and they can look back on their performance with a great deal of pride.

“They are a pleasure to work with and take everything on board, and their togetherness really comes across during training sessions and this also made a superb transition to a competitive environment.”

U11 Girls’ Rugby side: Molly Alefounder, Chloe Tillman-Lennon, Pippa Roberts, Grace Watkins, Keira Luke, Gracie Tavernor, Maggie McDuff, Sophie Edwards, Fflur Pierce, Freya Berklay.

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