Sport Report: 11/12/2015

As the extra-curricular programme winds down in advance of the Christmas holidays, the big news of the week to report was the Rugby season drawing to a conclusion with some excellent matches against Truro School. The Year 9 team won with an outstanding performance in wet, muddy conditions, the Year 7A team drew an extremely tense physical game and the Year 7B team lost, also in wet, muddy December-like conditions.

The game of the day was the Year 7A team who managed to go the whole season with only one defeat. In a close and physical game where there was not much between the teams, Penrice had to fight back from 15-5 down at half time to earn a deserved draw. The boys have had an excellent season, being defeated only once and playing some excellent Rugby; they have set their own very high standards for next year. Jake Edmonson and Oscar Acraman, regulars all year, shared the MVP award. The B team game showed there is plenty of competition for places moving into the Year 8 season in September despite losing 32-5. Ryan Mingo who has played several A team games and Liam Masters were the MVPs.

The Year 9s have also had an excellent season and possess a really strong powerful team who have made great improvements over the year and were deserved winners against Truro School 26-5 – Jack Hoskin was the MVP. The boys are well aware the target is still to match the level Richard Lander and Newquay Tretherras, no easy feat but that is simply the level they must aspire to be at in order to compete for a County title. The Rugby is now all over for another year and it has been a truly excellent season, the numbers of students participating, a finalist and three semi-finalist positions in the Cup competitions is a great return but more can still be achieved. We still await a date for the Year 11 County Final- this is likely to be within the first couple of weeks back but hopefully the boys will be able to go out with some silverware.

See more pictures from the Rugby in our gallery.

In a quieter week this week the only other sport was some Girls Football against Fowey School. The Year 7s played some excellent Football winning 11-1, the Year 8s were in an equally goal scoring mood winning 12-1. There were several goal scorers, too many to mention, Chelsea Pope was the MVP in Year 7 and Evie Barnecutt and Olivia Nelson in Year 8.  The girls have had a fantastic term across all sports; Netball and Hockey have had many of the headlines this term, but also now we have female Footballers and Cricketers competing both within school, outside school and at County level. All the credit of course goes to the girls and their excellent will to participate, to participate in something new, to commit to training and a desire to improve.

Next term we look forward to the start of the Football season, the continuation of the Netball and Hockey, Rugby Sevens plus several other extracurricular clubs including, Boxfit, Gymnastics, Basketball, Cricket and Table Tennis, so plenty for all ages and abilities to participate in. A full list of activities will be made available online and across all forms of social media over the Christmas holidays.


Girls Football

Year 7 – Fowey 1-11 Penrice Academy (MVP – Chelsea Pope)

Year 8 – Fowey 2-12 Penrice Academy (MVP – Evie Barnecutt/Olivia Nelson)


Boys Rugby

Year 7A – Penrice 15-15 Truro School (MVP – Jake Edmonson/Oscar Acraman)

Year 7B – Penrice 5-32 Truro School (MVP – Ryan Mingo/Liam Masters)

Year 9 – Penrice 26-5 Truro School (MVP – Jack Hoskin)


Many thanks for everyone’s support this term.

Team P