Rydal Penrhos’ most talented aspiring athletes were honoured at a special annual event recently.
The school held its annual Sports Awards Dinner on Thursday, May 16, which saw a large contingent descend on the Dining Hall for a hugely entertaining evening.
Former pupil and professional rugby star Andrew Fenby, who attended Rydal Penrhos from 1997-2004, was on hand to dish out the prizes at the event, and he also held a special question and answer session regarding his career and his time at the school with Director of Sport Allen Boyd.
The ex-pupil and qualified chartered accountant enjoyed a fantastic career in the domestic game, turning out for the likes of Scarlets, Newcastle Falcons and London Irish before announcing his retirement.
He was then tempted back into the sport on a short-term deal at Saracens, and Mr Fenby began his career at National League side Blacon, where he scored 73 tries in 77 contests before a move to the Falcons.
After saying goodbye to rugby on his own terms, Mr Fenby secured a job in the City with a sustainable investment fund set up by former United States vice-president Al Gore, before setting up his own rugby agency in Certo Management, which he described as “one of the greatest and rewarding” challenges of his career.
Rydal Penrhos’ catering providers Holroyd Howe put on a lavish meal for those in attendance to enjoy.
Mr Boyd, said: “We have had another exceptional year of sporting achievement across all age groups here at Rydal Penrhos, and it is only fitting that our pupils’ efforts are acknowledged annually at the Sports Awards.
“I would like to thank OR Andrew Fenby for attending as the special guest and to Holroyd Howe for an incredible meal.”
A full gallery from the event can be found here