Rydal Penrhos welcomes St Helens for pre-season rugby camp


December 15, 2021 - 271 views

Rydal Penrhos is thrilled to announce that the St Helens Rugby League squad will be using the school’s first-class sporting facilities for a three-day training camp next week.

The school will be welcoming one of the country’s most prestigious rugby league sides from December 20-22, where they will use areas such as the fitness suite, sports hall and train on Rydal Penrhos’ exceptional New Field playing area.

They are also using the school’s accommodation throughout their stay and Rydal Penrhos staff will be putting on a special Christmas Dinner for the squad and coaches at the Ferguson Centre.

St Helens sealed a third consecutive Super League final thanks to two tries by Kevin Naiqama in a dramatic encounter against Catalans Dragons in October, which represents a remarkable achievement and one that head coach Kristian Woolf is keen to build on after agreeing to stay on for the 2022 campaign.

Woolf led Saints to their seventh Super League title in his first season in charge, while he has since overseen their first Challenge Cup triumph in 13 years with victory against Castleford at Wembley.

Instead of going abroad in the current COVID-19 climate, St Helens have chosen to stay closer to home and Rydal Penrhos will be taking every possible precaution to ensure their time at the school is safe in accordance with Welsh Government guidelines.

This is the latest high-profile club or organisation to use Rydal Penrhos’ facilities, with Glamorgan Cricket Club and Cricket Wales holding a recent coaching day at the school that was led by former England international Matthew Maynard.

During their time at the school, the Saints’ first-team squad will participate in a special coaching session on Tuesday 21 December, which members of the Rydal Penrhos community are welcome to attend.

A special presentation of the new first-team Rydal Penrhos kits by the visiting rugby league juggernauts.