Sport Report: 04/12/2015

Lots to report on this week, including the Y11 Boys Rugby team getting to the County Final, the penultimate round of Boys Rugby, latest Girls Netball and Mixed Hockey plus fixtures for the remaining couple of weeks of term.

The biggest achievement of the week goes to the Y11 Boys Rugby team who made it to the final of the U16 Cornwall County Cup. The boys very much experienced what it would be like to be a professional Rugby player, after arriving at Penrice in the morning for a team meeting, the boys then enjoyed a team lunch together, before heading to Penzance for a mini training session then to play the game against Mounts Bay School. With regards the game itself, played in horrendous conditions it was the boys game management, specifically lead by Archie Connolly, that pinned back Mounts Bay and saw the boys win 29-0. The will look to add the County title to the County “Sevens” title they won back in April. The final will be played against either Truro School or Bude who play in the other semi final, a date for the final is looking like it will be in the new year.

The Girls Netball teams had a fantastic week with a clean sweep of victories against Bodmin. A combined Y7/8 team mixed extraordinarily well to win comfortably 23-0, the girls were excellent in possession, penetrative in attack and solid in defence resulting in no goals conceded, Megan Challis the outstanding performer. The Y9s put on show another excellent performance winning 16-3, Bella Nash won the most valuable player award. The final game saw the Y10s, who were also excellent in possession and not wasteful in front of goal won 20-2 with Maddie Lewis winning the most valuable player. The Girls Netball teams have had an excellent term, the numbers of girls training has been exceptional, as have the numbers representing Penrice and the hard work the girls have put in has been reflected in their performance and therefore final results the majority of which have been successful. Netball will continue after the Christmas break.

There were two Hockey mixed matches across two different year groups also against Bodmin, unfortunately both the results were negative losing 2-0 and 3-2. Although the results in the Hockey have not been what we would want this term. Hockey has made fantastic strides this year, it is behind in terms of our other sports such as Rugby and Netball but the foundations for those sports have been built in previous years, hopefully next year the Hockey will continue to improve and results will turn. The numbers of students participating in Hockey both female and male continues to rise weekly, the students effort, hard work and commitment is as always truly commendable, we have coaches coming in from out of school and hopefully longer term we will reap the reward of the hard work being put in now making us strong and competitive against all schools. Hockey continues after Christmas.

The penultimate Rugby fixtures for the year this week took place at Fowey. Two of three teams were successful with the Y7 team winning comfortably 25-5, Jowan Conibear-Trathen won the most valuable player award. The Y9 team won 63-19, Ethan Pierce Cowley the outstanding performer. The Y8s had a day and performance to forget losing 29-0, Talan Grigg won the most valuable player award for his leadership in tough circumstances. The final set of fixtures for the year take place next Wednesday at home against Truro School with all year groups in action.


Girls Netball

Y7/8 – Penrice Academy 23-0 Bodmin (MVP – Megan Challis)

Y9 – Penrice Academy 16-3 Bodmin (MVP – Bella Nash)

Y10 – Penrice Academy 20-2 Bodmin (MVP – Maddie Lewis)

Mixed Hockey (Mixed Year Groups)

Game One – Penrice Academy 0-2 Bodmin

Game Two – Penrice Academy 2-3 Bodmin

Boys Rugby

Cornwall County U16 Cup Semi-Final

Y11 – Mounts Bay 0-29 Penrice Academy (MVP – Archie Connerly)

Y7 – Fowey 5-25 Penrice Academy (MVP – Jowan Conibear-Trathen)

Y8 – Fowey 0-29 Penrice Academy (MVP – Talan Grigg)

Y9 – Fowey 19-63 Penrice Academy (MVP – Ethan Pierce Cowley)

Sport Next Week
Tuesday – Girls Football –  Y7 and Y8 – Fowey (A) – 3:30pm KO
Boys Football Trials
Wednesday – Boys Rugby – Y7/Y8/Y9/Y10 – Truro School (H) – 3:15pm KO
Friday – Boys Football Trials