Sport Report 07/10/2016

This week is very much a week all about the boys. Whilst the girls have spent the week training hard in preparation for a busy week of fixtures of Netball and Hockey next week, the boys have been competing in Rugby Sevens and Rugby fixtures versus Fowey.

On Tuesday the Y8 boys travelled to Penair for their annual “Sevens” tournament, after two good sessions the boys were feeling optimistic of matching their semi final exploits of Y7 and potentially even going further. After being drawn in a tough group which pitted them against reigning champions Penryn, Newquay Treviglas, Newquay Tretherras and Camborne, after a disappointing defeat against Penryn in the first game the boys secured second in the group after wins against both Newquay Tretherras and Camborne and finishing with a stunning 15-10 win against Newquay Treviglas in a brilliant, tense, close game. The boys therefore went through to the second group phase and were drawn against 13 a side champions Redruth and Launceston. With injuries mounting and tiredness playing a factor the boys came up short against Redruth, who would go on to win the tournament, 20-5 and also lose 15-5 to Launceston and unfortunately not make it through to the final. The Y8s have shown both in 7 a side Rugby and 13 a side Rugby they have plenty of potential as a team and the challenge now is to break the monopoly of “top 4” schools in the year group of Penryn, Redruth, Launceston and Richard Lander. Squad for the tournament: John Sherrard (C), Jake Edmondson, Sean Blackbeard, William Gard, Alec Nile, Jowan Conibear-Trathen, Oscar Acraman, Ethan Jones, Asha Packer-Moone and Reigan Fletcher-Taylor. Training continues on Tuesday in preparation for the full County Festival on the 17th October.

On Thursday the weeks block fixture took place with teams in Y7, Y8 and Y9 making the short trip to Fowey. The Y7 and Y8s took “B” teams and the Y7s recorded a convincing victory by twelve tries to one, Jake Nancarrow and Tim Stott shared the most valuable player award. The progress being made by the Y7 Rugby players is excellent it showed with the boys putting in their best performance of the season and there is now plenty of competition for places. The Y8s played a mixed training game with Fowey, and it turned out to be valuable practice with the opportunity to pit players against each other, play in different positions and try other tactics in a competitive environment. It all lead to and a close, competitive game finished 25-20. Star men on this occasion, were Haydn Blake whose has found his best position in the front row, a star of the sevens tournament, Reigan Fletcher-Taylor and a boy who also keeps improving every time he plays, Will Gard. The Y9s unfortunately lost, during the first half their was nothing between the teams, however late in the second half Fowey scored a couple of tries to take the game away from Penrice and finish comfortable winners 35-10, Adam Thomas was the star man. Next week all the year groups travel to Bodmin for their next set of fixtures.



Boys Rugby

Y7B – Fowey River Academy – Penrice Academy (MVP – Jake Nancarrow/Toby Stott)

Y8 – Mixed Game – Blacks 25-20 Yellows (MVP – Haydn Blake/Reigan Fletcher-Taylor/Will Gard)

Y7B – Fowey River Academy 35-10 Penrice Academy (MVP – Adam Thomas)

Fixtures Next Week


Boys Rugby:

Tuesday – Cornwall Cup U16 – Y11 – Penrice Academy v Sir James Smith (KO 3:45pm)

Wednesday – National Vase – Y10 – Redruth v Penrice Academy (KO 3:15pm)

Thursday – Block Fixture – Y7/Y8/Y9/Y10 – Bodmin v Penrice Academy (KO 3:30pm)
Boys Football:

Monday – National Cup U15 – Y10 – Plymstock v Penrice Academy (KO 3:15pm)

Wednesday – Cornwall Cup U16 – Y11 – Penrice Academy v Saltash (KO 3:30pm)
Girls Netball:

Tuesday – Fixture – Y11 – Truro High School v Penrice Academy (KO 4pm)

Wednesday – Block Fixture – Y7/Y8/Y11 – Fowey River Academy v Penrice Academy (KO 3:30pm)
Girls Hockey:

Thursday – Block Fixture – Y8/Y9/Y10/Y11 – Newquay Tretherras v Penrice Academy (KO 3:45pm)