Sport Report: 20/11/2015

Wednesday as always was the day where the majority of our fixtures took place. No Netball this week but plenty of Hockey and Rugby. As well as this the Year 7 Rugby team had their County Festival last Friday, there was Show Jumping on Saturday and Year 11 Mixed Hockey on Monday so plenty to report on.

The fields were full of players, parents and supporters on Wednesday as five Rugby matches took place at Penrice with all year groups in action; the Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 and Year 11 teams playing against Wadebridge and the Year 10s playing Truro School in the County Cup Semi Final. Three of the five were victorious with the Year 7 team, with a mixture of A and B team players, winning convincingly 40-5 with Koben Triggs winning the most valuable player and scoring his first ever try.

The Year 9 team again who rotated and gave opportunities to other players to play won 29-5, with Matt Trahair for the second time in two weeks winning the most valuable player award. The final victory was the Year 11 team, who put together a side themselves and came out and performed really well winning comfortably. The Year 8s had the game of the day losing a pulsating match by the narrowest of margins of 22-21. The boys showed great character and bravery against a physically stronger team and were mightily unlucky to lose the game. The improvement in the Year 8s has been fantastic this year; Archie Bees won the most valuable player award. The final game saw the Year 10s in National Cup action against Truro School which they lost 35-10, four Year 9 players stepped up to play and were outstanding. Kit May won the most valuable player award.

This week saw our biggest turn out of Hockey fixtures, with fixtures for Year 7, Year 8 and Year 10. Hockey continues to be a work in progress and, although none of the results were positive, much can be learnt from the experience and it is hoped the girls will come back stronger. The results were as follows: Year 7 lost 2-0, Year 8 8-0 and Year 10 lost 4-0. Emily Hoskin won the most valuable player for Year 7, Niamh Rowe-Hall for Year 8 and Susie James for Year 10. Better news in the Hockey was the performance in the Under 16 Mixed Hockey tournament on Monday; the qualifier for the winter school games. Penrice unfortunately lost the first game against Bodmin 1-0 with Alfie Budge and Susie James the star players, however the second game resulted in a decisive 1-0 victory against Treviglas with Emma Westlake and Connor Mercer winning most valuable player awards. This result was enough to see the guys qualify for the Winter games which take place on the 4th December.

Last Friday the Year 7 Rugby team travelled to Liskeard to compete in the Year 7 East Cornwall Rugby Tournament with high expectations after a fantastic start to the year and a near perfect build up. The boys finished as semi-finalists after losing 5-0 against eventual champions Launceston who scored with the last play of the game. They topped their group after winning four and drawing one of their games and then met Launceston. The boys were incredibly disappointed not to go any further, however take forward some real positives into the remainder of the season and attention has already turned to next year and a good cup run.

Finally last Saturday saw various girls competing and representing Penrice in Show Jumping with great success; a full report of all the results and photos of the girls in action can be seen here.


Boys Rugby

Year 7 – Penrice Academy 40-5 Wadebridge (MVP – Koben Triggs)

Year 8 – Penrice Academy 21-22 Wadebridge (MVP – Archie Bees)

Year 9 – Penrice Academy 29-5 Wadebridge (MVP – Matt Trahair)

U15 Cornwall County Semi Final

Year 10 – Penrice Academy 10-35 Truro School (MVP – Kit May)

U12 East Cornwall Rugby Festival

Group A

Penrice 10-10 Treviglas

Penrice 15-0 Bude

Penrice 15-0 Liskeard

Penrice 45-0 Poltair

Penrice 30-5 Looe


Penrice 0-5 Launceston (Launceston beat Tretherras in the final)

Girls Hockey

Year 7 – Penrice 0-2 Truro School (MVP – Emily Hoskin)

Year 8 – Penrice 0-10 Truro School (MVP – Niamh Rowe-Hall)

Year 10 – Penrice 0-4 Truro School (MVP – Susie James)

U16 Mixed Hockey Winter Games Qualifying Tournament

Penrice 0-1 Bodmin (MVP – Alfie Budge/Susie James)

Penrice 1-0 Treviglas (MVP – Connor Mercer/Emma Westlake)

Penrice qualify for winter games

Sport Next Week

Tuesday – Boys Rugby – U14 County Cup Semi-Final – Penrice v Richard Lander (H) KO 3:00PM

Girls Netball – All years – Penrice v Fowey (A) KO 3:30PM

Wednesday – Girls Netball – U14 County Tournament – Penrice Year 9 @ Truro School all day

Boys Rugby – Year 7A/B/Year 8/Year 10 – Penrice v Newquay Tretherras (H) KO 3:45P,

Friday – Boys Rugby – U16 County Cup Semi-Final – Penrice v Mounts Bay (A) KO 3:00PM