Sport Report: 18/03/2016

There will be no mention of the excellent weather in this weeks report as the previous mention of the first signs of spring resulted in three weeks of rain, however it has been excellent to see some sunshine and as a result we have a full programme of fixtures to report on including boys Football against Bodmin and Brannel, girls Netball against Truro School and finally the Under 12 County Netball tournament.

The Netball season came to a conclusion with matches against Truro School, a place where the girls often measure their progress against and although a tough set of results doesn’t imply progress that is certainly not the case and the girls can take much from the matches. The Y7 girls fresh from their County Tournament exploitations were the most competitive with the 7A team matching Truro School all the way until the final moments of the match to lose 18-9 and the 7B team losing out 8-5, Hannah Dawes and Emily Facey were the most valuable players. In Y8 the 8A team were not competitive losing 49-8 however the 8B team although never in contention to win the match only lost out 23-12, Megan Challis and Rachel Biggs were the most valuable players. The final match saw the Y10s lose out 28-12, a game which the girls can learn a lot from moving forward to Y11, Leah Dooner was the most valuble player.

The Football season also finished this week, with matches against Bodmin on Tuesday and Brannel on Wednesday. All squads adopted a rotation policy this week enabling as many boys to play as possible, the big winners on Wednesday were the Y9s who, on the back of their defeat in the cup on penalties, and losing 2-1 to Bodmin on Tuesday where Oliver Drew was the star man put the result right by winning 6-1 on the astro at Brannel a host of boys scored but it was Jay Manning who picked up the most valuble prize. The Y7s lost out by the odd goal in both matches, 2-1 on Tuesday and 4-3 on Wednesday there are many positives to be taken however as the boys look to build to next season, the most valuable player on Tuesday was Daniel Arnold for his work in midfield and Luke Turner on Wednesday for two excellent goals. The Y8s had a 50% success rate, losing 4-0 at home on Tuesday, Louis Kaye the star performer for some excellent work in defence, however an outstanding performance on Wednesday saw them take the victory 1-0 with the single goal scored by Tyler Lewis after some good build up play in midfield, Tyler took the most valuable player award. The Y10s finished their season with a disappointing 6-0 defeat, Brandon Hambly on debut earning the most valuble player award for some excellent hard work and hitting the woodwork twice. It is has been a frustrating year for Football with many fixtures being postponed because of the weather, however the quantity of boys who have represented Penrice has been at an all time high, an achievement in relation to the quantity of matches played. The Y7s finish with a home fixture against Poltair next week, otherwise football will return again next January.

This week also saw the Y7 girls participate in the U12 County Netball Tournament which saw the girls come a more than credible 4th. Of the day Mrs Scott-Hammond reports; the girls played 4 games in the first round – Drew 4 – 4 against a strong Richard Lander side, then a convincing win against Callington 8 – 0 were and they were unfortunate not to put more goals on against Newquay Treviglas beating them 2 – 0 and then winning against Penair 4 – 2.  After an agonising wait for other results, Penrice came out on top of our group meaning the girls went into play off for the top 5 positions in the county. The second round of matches were much tougher against Truro School losing a respectable 6 – 3 then in a tough match against Penryn  L 8 – 1 (Penryn went on to win overall). Penrice were very unfortunate to lose to Falmouth 2 – 1 – unfortunately we missed a few crucial shots.  The draw against Truro High School 4 – 4 meant Penrice finished 4th overall.  A huge achievement to the girls for their very first tournament.

Squad – Tallulah Pender, Emily Hoskin, Emily Clemes, Hannah Dawes, Edie Gregory, Aaliyah Cleaves, Garnett Scott, Acacia Houston, Steph Clemo, and Keziah Warren.

As the Spring term comes to a close and the Easter Holidays are fasting approaching as mentioned Football and Netball will now finish and a new extra curricular programme will be put into place including the start of Athletics and Cricket, an update of the changes will be available to access on the website during the first week back after Easter.


Boys Football


Y7a/b – Penrice 1-2 Bodmin (MVP – Daniel Arnold)

Y8a/b – Penrice 0-4 Bodmin (MVP – Louis Kaye)

Y9a/b – Penrice 1-2 Bodmin (MVP – Oliver Drew)


Y7a/b – Brannel 4-3 Penrice (MVP – Luke Turner)

Y8a/b – Brannel 0-1 Penrice (MVP – Tyler Lewis)

Y9a/b – Brannel 1-6 Penrice (MVP – Jay Manning)

Y10a/b – Brannel 5-0 Penrice (MVP – Brandon Hambly)

Girls Netball


Y7a – Truro School 8-19 Penrice (MVP – Hannah Dawes)

Y7b – Truro School 8-5 Penrice (MVP – Emily Facey)

Y8a – Truro School 49-8 Penrice (MVP – Megan Challis)

Y8b – Truro School 23-12 Penrice (MVP – Rachael Biggs)

Y10 – Truro School 28-12 Penrice (MVP – Leah Dooner)

Sport Next Week


Boys Football – Y7a/b/c v Poltair (H) KO at 3:15pm

Rugby Sevens – Y9 @ Pool – all day


Rugby Sevens – Y7 @ Pool – all day