Fyling Hall School in Robin Hood’s Bay was celebrating this week after an amazing sporting weekend. The boarding and day school, whose former pupils include England rugby player Jamie Noon, has a couple of new sporting heroes.
Seventeen year old Ryan Gibson made his professional cricketing debut for Yorkshire on Saturday. Ryan, from Staithes, toured with the England Under 19 squad last year, and has just completed his AS level exams at Fyling Hall. Playing against Leicestershire at Scarborough, all-rounder Ryan, took a wicket and scored four runs not out.
Fyling Hall’s headmaster, Paul Griffin, said “we’re very proud of Ryan’s success. He’s a tremendously popular figure in school, because although he plays at a very high level he also turns out for school teams and does a great deal to encourage younger players and help them develop their own skills”.
In the same weekend, 11 Year old Thea Fenwick, who is in year 7 at Fyling Hall, added to her already impressive list of skiing achievements. Thea, from Whitby, competed in the English Slopestyle Championships on Saturday in Manchester, winning the gold medal in the U12 age group and coming 8th out of all the Ladies.
The next day, Thea competed in the English Moguls Championships. Again she won the gold medal in the U12 age group and came 4th out of the Ladies.
Thea said “it was very exciting to be competing against the best English skiers. Things were really tense as we waited for the judging. I hoped I might be placed, but I was really happy when I found out that I’d won”