Sport Report: 14/10/2016

There have been trips all over Cornwall this week from Truro, to Redruth, to Bodmin, to Newquay Tretherras, to Fowey and even a trip across the border to Devon in three sports including Rugby, Netball and Football. The vast majority of the results were successful and both an excellent reflection of the quality of sportsmen and sportswomen currently at Penrice and also the students’ commitment and hard work in training is paying off.

On Tuesday, the Y11 Netball team, with a few Y10s in the squad travelled to Truro High School and found themselves in a highly competitive game coming out on top 16-13. This was an excellent result for the girls who played some excellent Netball at times and were deserved winners, Leah Dooner picked up the most valuable player award.

There were Netball fixtures on both Wednesday and Thursday, on Wednesday the Y7, Y8, Y9, Y10 teams made the short trip to Fowey where all but one team was successful. The Y7s continued their excellent start to the year winning comfortably 21-0. Centre Lilly Knowles won the most valuable player award for her performance and this almost matched by some excellent defending from Freya Rowse and Jess Frampton which meant Fowey unable to score at all despite getting the ball into their attacking end during the game.  The Y7B team also came away victorious winning 19-2 with the most valuable player award going to Tilly Johnson fro her outstanding shooting.  Ruby Ralphs also shot well and the team was held together by Amelia Nelson who was plying her trade at centre. The Y8s produced some high quality Netball to also record victory, Tallulah Pender’s contribution was enough to earn her the most valuable player award. The only team to experience defeat were the Y10 team who unbeknown to them were playing mostly against Y11s and despite matching Fowey throughout lost out by the narrowest of margins 15-14, Lucy Blake was the most valuable player.

On Netball on Thursday with the a team from Y8, Y9 and Y11 travelling to Newquay Tretherras for fixtures. The Y8 team put in an outstanding all round performance and won comfortably 23-3, the girls played some excellent Netball and were particularly strong in defence with Hannah Dawes winning the most valuable player award. The Y9 team drew 9-9, defensively the girls put in an excellent performance and were only let down by some lacklustre attempts at goal which would of ensured the won the game however there are plenty of positives to take forward in future fixtures, Letitia Tucker won the most valuable player award. The Y11 team won their second match of the week 30-14, it was a convincing victory which is fantastic preparation as they head into their County festival on Saturday, Maddie Lewis’s  centre court feeding to the circle was outstanding as was Leah Henderson’s consistent devastating shooting as they shared the most valuable player award.

In the Rugby this week four teams travelled to Bodmin again all of which returned victorious apart from one team. The Y7s matched the excellent wins and overall progression of their Netball counterparts with two victories. The Y7A team winning 30-10, and although defensively their are areas to work on, particularly defensive shape, good individual running saw Penrice run in some excellent tries, Alfie Hornby took the most valuable player award. The Y7B team had a greater winning margin winning by 25-0 another excellent performance and several players are putting their hands up for selection for the “A” team. Jack Benelick was the most valuable player. The Y8s preparation for their festival concluded with an excellent all round performance winning comfortably 50-0, Liam Masters, who has been excellent in recent weeks scooped the most valuable player prize. The boys are well aware of the challenges they will face on Monday and the target of breaking into the “top four” remains the challenge. The Y9s were unable to break their current streak going down 34-10 against Bodmin, injury and unavailability again hampering the boys chances of victory, Talan Grigg was the most valuable player.

There have also been two cup Football matches this week, the Y10 team took the long trip across the Tamar bridge to play against Plymstock School in the first round of the ESFA National Cup competition where unable to book themselves a spot in the second round after losing 4-2. It started so well for Penrice, Rubin Wilson scoring a neat volley from a corner from Jack Hooper. Penrice dominated the play for the majority of the half with Adam Dalby, Rubin Wilson, Jack Hooper, Huey Campbell and Dan Hocking all coming close to scoring. Penrice were to learn a lesson in the “finer arts” of football against a physically bigger team and shortly after half time found themselves 2-1 down and despite dominating possession were unable to force an equaliser, Plymstock scored two more goals late on the break before Jack Hooper, who was Penrice’s star man throughout the game, scored a consolation with the last kick of the game a 25 yard strike right into the top corner of the net. The Y11 team were successful in the first round of the County U16 Cup beating Saltash. James Evans led the team excellently to a fantastic 3-2 home victory in the face of a strong physical Saltash side and as a result Penrice now have a second round draw against either Roseland or Fowey. Ben Daniell scored a bullet header alongside two goals from Max Gay and the team performed strongly as a unit and were deserving of their win. The most valuable player award was shared between captain Evans and double goal scorer Gay.

A final mention of thanks must got to three “caretaker managers”, namely Mr Waters, Mr De Villiers and Mr Banfield for assisting with the Y11 Football and the Rugby trip to Bodmin, without their help the fixtures would not have been able to have taken place.

Also this week there was again a fantastic turnout at Penrice Plus with several students participating in range of sporting activities such as Netball, Gymnastics, Football, Cross Country and Hockey, there is no limit to any of the activities so more students are welcome and experience some sport and physical activity, thank to all non PE staff for leading some excellent provision and providing students with the opportunities.

On Saturday the Y11 Netball girls have their County Festival at Truro School and next week sees the term finish with the Y8 Boys Rugby team, who have had a very busy half term, participating in their County Festival which is hosted here at Penrice on Monday and on Wednesday the Rugby teams travel to Newquay Tretherras and the Netball teams again play against Fowey this time at home.


Results this week


ESFA National Cup Round 1

Y10 – Plymstock School 4-2 Penrice Academy (MVP – Jack Hooper)

Cornwall County U16 Cup

Y11 – Penrice Academy 3-2 Saltash (MVP – James Evans/Max Gay)


Friendly Fixtures

Y11 – Truro High School 13-15 Penrice Academy (MVP – Leah Dooner)

Y7A – Fowey River Academy 21-0 Penrice Academy (MVP – Lily Knowles)

Y7B – Fowey River Academy 19-2 Penrice Academy (MVP – Tilley Johnson)

Y8 – Fowey River Academy 2-22 Penrice Academy (MVP – Tallulah Pender)

Y10 – Fowey River Academy 15-14 Penrice Academy (MVP – Lucy Blake)

Y8 – Newquay Tretherras 3-23 Penrice Academy (MVP – Hannah Dawes)

Y9 – Newquay Tretherras 9-9 Penrice Academy (MVP – Letitia Tucker)

Y11 – Newquay Tretherras 14-30 Penrice Academy (MVP – Maddie Lewis/Leah Henderson)


Friendly Fixtures

Y7A – Bodmin College 10-30 Penrice Academy (MVP -Alfie Hornby)

Y7B – Bodmin College 0-25 Penrice Academy (MVP – Jack Benelick)

Y8 – Bodmin College 0-50 Penrice Academy (MVP – Liam Masters)

Y9 – Bodmin College 34-10 Penrice Academy (MVP – Talan Grigg)


Fixtures Next Week


Girls Netball – U16 Netball County Festival @ Truro School – all day


Boys Rugby – County U13 Festival @ Penrice – all day


Boys Rugby – Y7A/B/Y8/Y9/Y10 – Newquay Tretherras (A) – KO 3:45pm

Girls Netball – Y7/Y8/Y11 – Fowey (H) – 3:30KO