Whitby girls set for county school games

Caedmon College girls picked for the Whitby and Ryedale volleyball team to compete in the North Yorkshire School Games, front from left: captain Emily Lewis, Daisy Storr, Jasmine Kent, Maisie Pike; back: Tilly Swales, Kaitlin Swales, Bronte Nicholas-Miller, Maddalena Mastrolonardo, Gabrielle Hayton, Lauren Hall
Caedmon College girls picked for the Whitby and Ryedale volleyball team to compete in the North Yorkshire School Games, front from left: captain Emily Lewis, Daisy Storr, Jasmine Kent, Maisie Pike; back: Tilly Swales, Kaitlin Swales, Bronte Nicholas-Miller, Maddalena Mastrolonardo, Gabrielle Hayton, Lauren Hall

Congratulations are in order for Whitby’s Caedmon College volleyball players who have been selected to represent Whitby and Ryedale in the 2015 North Yorkshire School Games.

Year eight girls Emily Lewis (captain), Daisy Storr, Jasmine Kent and Maisie Pike are excited about playing in the under 14 3-a-side competition which will be tough going for them as they will be playing against boys as well as girls.

The year 10 girls know they have a tough four-a-side competition awaiting them, having to take on players who have represented Yorkshire and have played in the under 16 national cup.

Anthony Laffan, of school satellite club North Riding Eagles, said: “The year 10 girls have been training hard with the Eagles and it is hoped this will be the start of competitive volleyball for them. They certainly have the talent.”

“Sisters Tilly and Kaitlin Swales give the team an exciting edge with their near telepathic understanding in link-up play.

“Bronte Nicholas-Miller is developing into a quality setter while in defence, Maddalena Mastrolonardo ensures every inch of the court is defended from blocking at the net to diving to ground to retrieve the ball she keeps the team in matches.

“Gabrielle Hayton is potentially the best hitter to come out of the college and that is high praise indeed.

“Once again, North Riding Eagles have another top class passer of the ball in captain Lauren Hall.”

The college has training after school every Monday and new players are always welcome.

Wednesday night training is on the beach 6.30pm and North Riding Eagles open this up to adults as well so more people in the area can take part in the fun.

Tonight, the club is putting on a social tournament, 7pm on the north beach.