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Prep skiing stars claim haul of medals from North Wales Championships
16th September 2016

A group of Preparatory School skiers are celebrating after claiming a haul of medals from a prestigious regional competition.

The 13-strong Rydal Penrhos team descended on Plas y Brenin for the North Wales Skiing Championships, which took place on Wednesday, September 14.

In what was their best ever performance at the championships, no fewer than seven golds were achieved by various pupils, with all coming home with a medal.

Young sensation Xavier Poynton continued his remarkable run of form by claiming the Under 8 title in fine style, while Jasmine Beckett-Donald produced a marvellous effort to win the U10 girls’ category ahead of teammates Fflur Pierce and Ella Northcott, who finished second and third respectively.

The talented Biv Gilmartin led home a 1-2-3 for Rydal Penrhos skiers in the U10 Boys’ event, with Will Rutherford and Ethan Akroyd filling up the podium places.

The exceptional performances kept coming with Telor Jones and Henry Hibbert finishing first and second in the U12 Boys’ category, with the Rydal Penrhos A team of Telor, Henry, Ethan and Will winning the team event.

Further individual honours went to Biv and Jasmine, who won both the overall boys’ and girls’ title to round off a sensational day of skiing for the young side.

Preparations will now begin for the Welsh Championships, which take place in October.

Prep School head Roger McDuff, said:

“This was a truly extraordinary effort and everyone should be immensely proud of their efforts.

“Our skiing programme is something that we are very proud of here at Rydal Penrhos, and you can see the benefit it is having on our pupils when you see results like this.

“Well done to all who took part and I look forward to hearing about further success at the Welsh Championships.”

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