Sport Report: 26/02/2016

The weather has finally improved and we have had loads of sport taking place including Football fixtures, Netball fixtures, a Hockey tournament, 7s Rugby tournament and a Hockey fixture as well as Basketball, Table Tennis, Girls Fitness and Football and Rugby training.

The girls had a clean sweep of victories on Wednesday in fixtures at home against Brannel. The Y7 Netball team won a really tense game 13-8, the girls played well throughout and held out in he end to earn victory, Emily Hoskin and Hannah Davies were the joint most valuable players. The Y8s won by a more comfortable distance, playing some expansive, free flowing Netball, the score finished 18-4 with Savannah Sanchez and Maisy Webb earning the joint most valuable player award. Within the U14/U15 mixed Hockey the girls won comfortably 3-0, the girls dominance was underlined by the fact that Heather Smith in goal for Penrice did not touch the ball and the penetration of the opponents defence that has been missing was found as the girls scored three excellent goals giving them their biggest win of the season. Keely Sleep was the most valuable player.

The boys had football matches across Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. On Monday the Y9s successfully made it through beating Wadebridge, the team who knocked them out the National Cup, 4-2. A hat-trick from Jack Hooper and a goal from Rubin Wilson saw the boys through in what was generally a comfortable game, but the boys know they will have to raise their game in order to keep progressing in the cup. Dan Hocking for his fantastic work rate and dominant performance in midfield was the most valuable player. The Y10s also made it through after being given a walkover by Wadebridge, they face a trip to local rivals Poltair in the next round. On Tuesday the Y7s exited the Cup being defeated 4-3 also against Wadebridge, it was an excellent game with both teams having the lead at various times however despite hitting a post and having the ball cleared off the line twice they could not force a forth and equalising goal to take the game to extra time. Leo Best was on the scoresheet twice, as was Jake Edmondson however Cameron Roach was the most valuable player for some excellent work in midfield. The Y8s drew 3-3 in another high scoring game, Harvey Barnett, Jack Pomeroy and Ewan Warren were the goal scorers, Harvey Barnett was the most valuable player for some excellent work on the left wing. On Wednesday the Y7B team and Y8B team were in action at home against Fowey, the Y7s won 2-1 with an excellent last minute goal scored by Cameron Lee and Eliot Swift. Patrick Tucker in goal made two excellent saves to keep Penrice in the game and was the most valuable player and the Y8B team conceded twice late on in search of goals eventually losing 4-0, the highlight being a world class double save by Cody Turner keeping his side in the game at 1-0.

On Wednesday the Y11 Rugby 7s team travelled to Newquay Tretherras looking to retain their 7s County title, things were looking good having won all three of their group matches against St Ives, Treviglas and Redruth, they were then 3-2 up in the semi final against what turned out to be the eventual winners Mounts Bay, however an inability to close out the game cost Penrice as Mounts Bay went on to score to take the game to sudden death and eventually make it through to the final. The boys are still awaiting a date for their 15s County Final, the other semi final between Bude and Truro School still having not been played.
Prior to half term it was reported that the girls U15 Netball team had participated in the annual County tournament at Camborne with great success. Miss Fisher has written the following report about the girls performance on the day; The girls got off to a slower start than hoped for in the first round of the tournament drawing their first game against Budehaven and then suffering a narrow defeat against Penair. They then raised their game for a strong win over St Ives. These results took us into group 2 for the play offs presenting us with Richard Lander, Newquay Tretheras and Wadebridge as opposition for our second round of games. The girls brought out an amazing team spirit in this next round with excellent leadership skills and knowledge from Leah Dooner and Leah Henderson helping to motivate the team. The team proceeded to convincingly beat all three opposing teams in the second round leading us to come 5th overall in the competition out of 19 teams. When asked who the girls would like to nominate for their player of the tournament, they replied that it was a team effort. Miss Fisher could not be more proud of the way in which the girls came together as a team and excelled in their play throughout the day, huge congratulations to all involved.  Additional praise also goes to the Yr 9 players who stepped up to support the Year 10s in this tournament”.

Team: Leah Henderson, Leah Dooner, Callie Olsen, Eloise Rabey, Maddie Lewis, Maddy Kessell, Quinta Carlyon, Susie James, Lizzie Trevarton, Danni Rouget, Bella Nash, Claudia Beaumont-Olver



Girls Netball

Y7 – Penrice Academy 13-8 Brannel (MVP – Emily Hoskin/Hannah Davies)

Y8 – Penrice Academy 18-4 Brannel (MVP – Savannah Sanchez/Maisy Webb)


Girls Hockey

Y9/Y10 Mixed – Penrice Academy 3-0 Brannel (MVP – Keely Sleep)


Boys Football

U15 County Cup

Y10 – Penrice Academy beat Wadebridge, walkover.

U14 County Cup

Y9 – Penrice Academy 4-2 Wadebridge (MVP – Dan Hocking)

U12 County Cup

Y7 – Wadebridge 4-3 Penrice Academy (MVP – Cameron Roach)


Friendly Fixtures

Y8A – Wadebridge 3-3 Penrice Academy (MVP – Harvey Barnett)

Y8B – Penrice Academy 0-4 Fowey (MVP – Cody Turner)

Y7B – Penrice Academy 2-1 Fowey (MVP – Patrick Turner)


Sport Next Week


Y7/Y8 Girls Netball v Fowey (A) KO at 3:45pm


Y9 Boys Rugby 7s @ Pool – all day

Y7/Y10 Boys Football v Poltair (A) KO at 3:30pm


Y7/Y8/Y9/Y10 Boys Football v Bodmin (A) KO at 3:45pm


Y7 Girls County Hockey Tournament @ Penair – all day