Sport Report: 02/10/2015

This weeks sport review starts with news of another trophy added to the ever expanding trophy cabinet at Penrice with the Y11 Rugby team again proving their quality in winning the Army 10s Championships on home soil.

Eight teams competed including, Newquay Treviglas, Helston, Richard Lander, Fowey, Penair, Penryn and Redruth joining Penrice competing in 28 games in the sun. This tournament itself is a big step up from the summer school games tournament for our students, with the boys having to play a total of 100 minutes of rugby. No weak teams in the competition meant that the physicality and intensity didn’t let up throughout the day. With two games to go, Penrice, Richard Lander and Penryn were all unbeaten. Penryn beat Richard Lander, leaving Penrice needing to beat both teams to be crowned champions. Penrice showed fantastic determination to fight off the cramp and fatigue that were forcing other teams to drop out of their last games. Penrice beat Penryn in the semi-final by one try then beat Richard Lander in the final game. Ben Plummer was awarded player of the tournament by the organisers, scoring 9 try’s from scrum half. He also scored the winner in the toughest matches against Redruth and Penryn.

Squad: Cam Davies, Will Juleff, Fraser Nottle, Josh Barbery, Ben Plummer, Archie Connerly, Miles Tasker, Daryl Bristow, Sonny Daniels, Louis Mitchell, George Bolt, Henry Hutchinson, Elliot Julian, Finn Richardson, Will Leggatt 

Scores: Penrice vs Treviglas: 10-7

Penrice vs Helston: 27-5

Penrice vs Fowey: 31-7

Penrice vs Penair 24-14

Penrice vs Redruth: 10-7

Penrice vs Penair: 12-5.

Penrice vs Richard Lander: 22-14

Also on the Rugby front, it was another good week for all of our sides. On Tuesday the Y10 team travelled to Wadebridge in the first round of the National Cup and emerged comfortable victors 68-0. The boys never let their foot off the pedal and continued their dominance in the game right up until the end. Several boys got on the scoresheet including Bailey Smith, Brandon Haque and Jack Miller to name a few. James Evans put in an excellent performance showing great leadership qualities as captain to earn the most valuable player award.

On Wednesday the boys of Y7, Y8 and Y9 also travelled to Wadebridge for our weekly round of fixtures with two teams out of three returning victorious. The Y7s and Y9s remain unbeaten this season, the Y7s, although not producing their best Rugby of the year, and in a scrappy game won out 72-7, Oscar Acraman after a brave performance where he often controlled the play was Penrice’s most valuable player. The Y9s also won comfortably 60-0, with Drew Burley winning the most valuable player award for an excellent performance at fly half. The Y8s were involved in the most competitive game of the day losing 27-5 in a game played at Wadebridge Rugby Club, in an often bad tempered physical game Penrice lost out, however Adam Thomas playing at scrum half was deemed most valuable player for his excellent contribution to the game.

The final Rugby action took place on Thursday night where the Y10 Rugby team playing their second cup game of the week made it through to the second round of the County Cup with a good 35-7 victory away at Callington, Max Keeling the outstanding performer.

On the girls front their was a clean sweep of Fowey in both Football and Netball on Tuesday. The Y7 and Y8 girls Football teams competing for the first time both won with excellent performances. The Y7s won 11-1 and the Y8s winning 12-1 the most valuable player was shared by Chelsea Pope and Chloe Williams in Y7 and Evie Barnecote in Y8.

In the Netball the Y9, Y10 and Y11 all won and won in style, the Y9 game finishing 17-10, the Y10 24-6 and the Y11 25-9. The most valuable players were Meghan Jones, Maddie Lewis and Imogen Tointon respectively.

On Wednesday the Y9 and Y11 teams travelled to Truro School, despite returning home without a victory the opportunity for the girls to play against girls who play both club, county and in some instances representative level was one which can only motivate, inspire and challenge our girls to continue to improve to reach the highest level they can. The Y11s lost 29-8 with Leah Dooner, playing up a year group, being deemed the most valuable player. The Y9a team lost 20-5 and the Y9b team 12-4, Elsie Bennetts and Letitia Tucker winning the most valuable player awards.

Finally the Boys Volleyball teams of Y9 and Y10 qualified for the Cornwall School Games next summer. Both teams came second overall and therefore qualified. Both Girls teams just missed out on qualification by coming third. Please see the attached picture of all the players involved.

Results this Week

National Cup Round 1

Y10 – Wadebridge 0-68 Penrice Academy (MVP – James Evans)

Boys Rugby

Y7 – Wadebridge 7-72 Penrice Academy (MVP – Oscar Acraman)

Y8 – Wadebridge 27-5 Penrice Academy (MVP – Adam Thomas)

Y9 – Wadebridge 0-60 Penrice Academy (MVP – Drew Burley)

Cornwall County U15 Cup

Y10 – Callington 5-35 Penrice Academy (MVP – Max Keeling)

Girls Football

Y7 – Penrice Academy 11-1 Fowey (MVP – Chelsea Pope/Chloe Williams)

Y8 – Penrice Academy 12-1 Fowey (MVP – Evie Barnecote)

Girls Netball


Y9 – Penrice Academy 17-10 Fowey (MVP – Meghan Jones)

Y10 – Penrice Academy 24-6 Fowey (MVP – Maddie Lewis)

Y11 – Penrice Academy 25-9 Fowey (MVP – Imogen Tointon)


Y9a – Truro School 20-5 Penrice Academy (MVP – Elsie Bennetts)

Y9b – Truro School 12-4 Penrice Academy (MVP – Letitia Tucker)

Y11 – Truro School 29-8 Penrice Academy (MVP – Leah Dooner)

Next weeks Sporting Action

Tuesday – Boys Rugby – Y7/Y8/Y9/Y10 – Richard Lander (A)

Wednesday – Boys Football – Y11 Liskeard (A)

Wednesday – Girls Netball – Y8/Y9/Y10/Y11 – Wadebridge (A)

Saturday – Y11 Girls Netball Tournament at Truro School