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Suzy Drane captains Welsh netball side to first test victory over Samoa

Suzy Drane captains Welsh netball side to first test victory over Samoa

A former Rydal Penrhos pupil got the Welsh netball team off to strong start in an international test series.

Suzy Drane, who has acquired more than 80 caps for her country, captained the side to a 72-46 victory over Samoa in the first of two tests in the Wendy White Series.

This was the first time that the Welsh side has ever hosted Samoa on home soil, and they turned in a polished performance throughout the tie emerge victorious in convincing fashion.

The talented athlete, who is also a lecturer in Sport Development and Performance Sport at Cardiff Metropolitan University, led her team superbly during the triumph and she will be hoping for further success tonight (Thursday, December 7) when the national team embark on their second test with Samoa.

Drane recently returned to her roots to provide Rydal Penrhos and Coleg Llandrillo hopefuls with a special master class as part of Cardiff Met’s North Wales recruitment afternoon, and she was also part of the school’s coaching staff on their tour to Greece.

She was recently named as an ambassador for MSG Tours, who have worked closely on Rydal Penrhos’ sports tours in recent years including their upcoming rugby trip to Japan.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “Suzy has shown how valuable she is to the Welsh netball set-up over a number of years, and her leadership skills were once again there for all to see in their impressive win over Samoa.”

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