Sport Report: 13/11/2015

The Sport Report this week starts with a message of good luck for the Year 7 Boys Rugby team as they travel to Liskeard School this morning to participate in the East Cornwall Schools County Rugby Tournament.

The boys travel in confident mood after an incredibly successful season which has seen 56 boys from Year 7 participate in some form of Rugby, the boys commitment and desire to improve has been particularly noticeable this year, they have trained twice a week on Monday and Friday and represented Penrice in various matches already this year. Although there are five remaining games this season, and training continues on Monday, today at the festival represents the biggest day in the Year 7 Rugby calendar. All full report plus photos will follow in next weeks update.

Thursday saw two cup quarter finals take place at Penrice with both the Y9s and Y11s both in action. The Y9s made it through to the semi final with a comprehensive 39-0 victory against Fowey. The boys played good Rugby in difficult conditions and were good value for their victory. Matt Trahair for displaying good hands out in the backs and Josh Barden for general work rate in and around the tackle and ruck areas were joint most valuable player. The Y11 team also made it through to the semi final again winning comprehensively 50-5, after slow start to the match the second half proved to be particularly fruitful for Penrice playing a style of Rugby which suited the conditions the scored several tries to win and book and away semi final against Mounts Bay. Fraser Nottle was the most valuable player.

Elsewhere this week it has been another busy week with regards Rugby, on Tuesday the Y7B team lost their first game of the season 15-5 at home against Brannel, many of the boys who were pushing for squad selection for the festival played admirably but were unable to force the correct result. James Rice was the most valuable player. Also against the Brannel the Y8 team earned a morale boosting victory, 54-5. The boys played some excellent Rugby in different conditions, Joe Maunder was the difference between the teams.

Thursday was a busy evening as three girls teams travelled to Penair for their fixtures this week. The Y7 and Y8s were competing Hockey and the Y9 and Y10 teams competing in Netball. The Y7s showed great promise and some excellent attacking play to earn a 2-2 draw with Jessie Powell the most valuable player. The Y8s were involved in a disappointing 6-1 defeat, they did take the lead in the first half however having conceded a goal to allow Penair to draw level the floodgates opened, defensive structure will form the basis of training next week. In the Netball the girls came away with one victory and one defeat, the Y9 team won 12-10, a great victory which stands them in good stead for their County tournament at Tretherras on Saturday, Danni Rouget won the most valuable player award. The Y10 team were unfortunate to lose another close, hard fought game 14-12 with Susie James the most valuable player.


Boys Rugby


Y7B – Penrice Academy 5-15 Brannel (MVP – James Rice)

Y8 – Penrice Academy 54-5 Brannel (MVP – Joe Maunder)

U14 Cornwall County Cup

Y9 – Penrice Academy 39-0 Fowey (MVP – Matt Trahair/Josh Barden)

U16 Cornwall County Cup

Y11 – Penrice Academy 50-5 Callington (MVP – Fraser Nottle)

Girls Netball

Y9 – Penrice Academy 12-10 Penair (MVP – Danni Rouget)

Y10 – Penrice Academy 12-14 Penair (MVP – Susie James)

Girls Hockey

Y8 – Penrice Academy 1-6 Penair (MVP – Emma Watson)

Y7 – Penrice Academy 2-2 Penair (MVP – Jessie Powell)

Sport Next Week

Saturday – Y9 Girls Netball Tournament @ Newquay Tretherras

Wednesday – Y7/Y8/Y9 Boys Rugby versus Wadebridge (H)

Y10 Boys Cup Rugby versus Newquay Tretherras (H)

Y7/Y8 Girls Hockey versus Truro School (A)

Y10 Girls Netball versus Truro School (A)

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