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Hockey: Freddie helps Colwyn Bay to strong showing at national championships

Hockey: Freddie helps Colwyn Bay to strong showing at national championships

A talented young hockey star added to his impressive list of accolades at a national competition.

Freddie MacLaverty, a Year 5 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, was part of the Colwyn Bay U11 side that turned in a superb effort at the Welsh Youth Championships, which were held at Newtown on Saturday, April 28.

The nine-year-old was in good form throughout and Bay got off to the best possible start to secure an impressive 3-1 triumph over Dysynni, and they followed this up with an emphatic 5-1 success over Swansea City.

Unfortunately they were unable to replicate this in their crucial title decider against Gwent and suffered a narrow loss, but still came away with second-place and a silver medal after an exceptional day of action.

Freddie received a medal acknowledging his efforts from Deputy Head Alison Hind and a generous round of applause at Rydal Penrhos’ weekly Celebration Assembly on Friday, May 4.

Head of Boys’ Games Jamie McLeod, said: “Freddie has developed considerably over the course of the season, and it is great to see him thriving as part of the Colwyn Bay youth set-up.

“Hockey is absolutely thriving at our Prep and Senior School sites and with talent like Freddie coming through then it gives us great encouragement that this can continue into the future.”

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