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Netball: Sports scholar Nia appointed First VII captain

Netball: Sports scholar Nia appointed First VII captain

A talented netballer at Rydal Penrhos has been awarded a significant role of responsibility in recognition of her exceptional overall influence on the squad.

Nia Humphreys, a Year 12 pupil at the school, is the new First VII Netball captain, and this appointment comes just a few short months after she arrived at Rydal Penrhos on a sports scholarship.

The 17-year-old has enjoyed a glittering young career to date as part of the Llandudno and Pwllheli set-ups, and she has also represented North West Wales County over a four-year period.

This includes two Player of the Year Awards, an LA League Championship at U16 level and a Shooter of the Year title.

She was selected to the Welsh Netball Performance Pathway that aims to produce future players who progress into the World Class performance programme and was one of the youngest players to join the North West Wales Development Training Centre in 2014.

The scholar has wasted no time in making an impact during her time at Rydal Penrhos, fully integrating herself within the Sixth Form community with her fantastic attitude and willingness to support her fellow pupils.

This saw Nia appointed as Chair of the Sixth Form Management Committee earlier this year, which is further reflection on just how valued she has become in a relatively short space of time.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “Nia possesses all the attributes to be a successful captain for our First VII Netball side, and her talent is matched by her ability to motivate and inspire those around her.

“She has proved extremely worthy of her sports scholarship during the initial stages of her time here at Rydal Penrhos, I am confident this extra responsibility is going to take her game to new heights.”

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