Sport Report 30/09/2016

PE News is back and there is plenty to report after fixtures for all of our Netball and Rugby teams this week at Truro School and Mounts Bay, there has also been the introduction of Penrice Plus where students are now able to access more opportunities to play sport!

Thursday was by far the busiest evening of the week with over 120 students going to Mounts Bay School in Penzance for Netball and Rugby as well as students taking part in activities from five a side Football, Cross Country, Netball, Gymnastics, Badminton! The first thank you must go to the staff across other areas for providing extra opportunities for the students to participate in some form of physical activity and hopefully over time the clubs will continue to grow. Fortunately the clubs don’t stop this week with Indoor Rowing, Rugby Sevens, Hockey and Netball training taking place this evening, finally congratulations and praise must also go out to students across all of the sports teams and activities provided in Penrice Plus for their professionalism, willingness to participate in physical activity, commitment and desire to either be part of a team and represent Penrice or simply get involved in sport with their friends and peers.

On Thursday the Netball and Rugby teams travelled to Penzance to play a full set of fixtures against Mounts Bay School. The boys managed to win more games then they lost winning three and losing two of five fixtures, the Y7A team recorded an excellent victory winning a close game 35-25, Jake Nancarrow and Nate Robins shared the most valuable player award for some excellent running throughout the game. The 7B team lost 25-10 with Tommy Taylor scooping the most valuable player award. The Y8s put in an outstanding performance to win comprehensively 70-5, they matched the early physicality of Mounts Bay before playing some outstanding running Rugby, Ethan Jones was the most valuable player with captain John Sherrard, Jowan Conibear-Trathen on his first game back from injury and Oscar Acraman also playing superbly. The Y9s, two days after a tough cup game at Callington came second best with a 50-12 defeat, Jack Reynolds tackled and ran well throughout to be named most valuable player. Finally the Y10s won a close, physical game which almost boiled over 28-17 with Kit May and Sam Smaridge sharing the most valuable player award.

In the Netball, Mounts Bay won the share of the spoils winning three games to one but all the matches were competitive and some high quality Netball was produced by all teams in all age groups. The Y7s in only their second match lost 10-0, there were however plenty of positives to take from the game just scoring was the illusive issue, Amy Thomas picked up the most valuable player award. The Y8s were the one winning team, winning 10-4 and performing excellently, Tallulah Pender was the most valuable player. The Y9s also produced an excellent performance in a game which went back and forth and could have been won by any team eventually Mounts Bay edged it but the girls have plenty to be proud of and plenty to build on, Imogen Phillips scooped the most valuable player prize and finally the Y10s, playing against a mixture of Y10s and Y11s finished losing a credible 15-7, again with plenty of positives and lots to build on as the season moves forward, Danni Rouget was the most valuable player on this occasion.

It has been a busy week for girls PE as they also had fixtures on Tuesday evening against Truro School. The Y11s and Y9s playing Netball and the Y10s and Y8s playing Hockey. The closest game of all came in the Y11 Netball match were Penrice performed outstanding the contain an exceptionally strong Truro School side full of County and Regional players the final score being 18-15 with Leah Dooner the most valuable player. The Y9s also found things difficult against tough opposition losing 32-5 with Millie Bray the most valuable player. In the Hockey both the age groups lost but there were plenty of positives to take from both games and Hockey, still very much a work in progress, becomes stronger with more girls and boys taking part with the end goal of becoming a competitive team across the age groups, Claudia Beaumont-Olver and Milena Acraman were the most valuable players for the Y10 team and Emily Hosking for the Y8 team for excellent contribution in defence.

Next week is a big week for the Y8 Boys Rugby team who travel to Penair to participate in their “Sevens” tournament and go into it feeling optimistic after some excellent performances and hard work in training so far this year, the Y10s Boys Rugby team play their second round cup fixture at home against Callington on a date which is yet to be confirmed but is likely to be Tuesday and the Rugby teams have a full set of fixtures at Fowey on Thursday night. The girls have a quieter week in store before a manic week the following week with Netball and Hockey fixtures taking place across three nights and also on Saturday 15th October. Also the second week of Penrice Plus where hopefully, without such a clash of fixtures and further encouragement will see again greater numbers participating in all sport activities.

A full list of clubs, training nights, fixtures and opportunities available in PE are accessible on the school website.


Results so far this term


29/09/16 – Mounts Bay (A)

Y7A – Mounts Bay 25-35 Penrice Academy (MVP – Jake Nancarrow/Nate Robins)

Y7B – Mounts Bay 25-10 Penrice Academy (MVP – Tommy Taylor)

Y8 – Mounts Bay 5-70 Penrice Academy (MVP – Ethan Jones)

Y9 – Mounts Bay 50-12 Penrice Academy (MVP – Jack Reynolds)

Y10 – Mounts Bay 17-28 Penrice Academy (MVP – Kit May/Sam Smaridge)



Cornwall County Cup U14 Round One

Y9 – Callington – Penrice Academy (MVP – Archie Bees)

14/09/16 – Truro School (A)

Y7 – Truro School 40-5 Penrice Academy (MVP – )

Y8 – Truro School 30-10 Penrice Academy (MVP – Sean Blackbeard)

Y10 – Truro School 12-36 Penrice Academy (MVP – Jack Hosking)


Cornwall County Cup U15 Round One


Y10 – Penrice Academy 66-12 Looe School (MVP – Ethan Pierce-Cowley)

21/09/16 – Fowey (H)

Y8 – Penrice Academy 35-15 Fowey (MVP – Dayton Sims)



ESFA U13 National Football Championship Round One

Y8 – Penrice Academy 2-2 Penryn aet. Penryn won on penalties 5-4. (MVP – Leo Best)


21/09/16 – Penair (A)
Y7A – Penair 8-12 Penrice (MVP – Amelia Nelson/Freya Rowse).
Y7B – Penair 0-15 Penrice (MVP – Bali Lightawler and Ruby Ralphs).

28/09/16 – Truro School (A)

Y11 – Truro School 18-15 Penrice Academy (MVP – Leah Dooner)

Y9 – Truro School 32-5 Penrice Academy (MVP – Millie Bray)

29/09/16 – Mounts Bay (A)

Y7 – Mounts Bay 10-0 Penrice Academy (MVP – Amy Thomas)

Y8 – Mounts Bay 10-4 Penrice Academy (MVP – Tallulah Pender)

Y9 – Mounts Bay 11-15 Penrice Academy (MVP – Imogen  Phillips)

Y10 – Mounts Bay 15-7 Penrice Academy (MVP – Danni Rouget)



28/09/16 – Truro School (A)

Y10 – Truro School 7-0 Penrice Academy (MVP – Claudia Beamont-Olver/Milena Acraman)

Y8 – Truro School 4-0 Penrice Academy (MVP – Emily Hoskin)


Fixtures Next Week  (w/c 3/10/16)

Tuesday – Y8 Boys Rugby – County 7 Sevens @ Penair

Wednesday – Y9/Y11 Girls Netball versus Truro School (a) – 3:45pm

Y8/Y10 Girls Hockey versus Truro School (a) – 3:45pm

Thursday – Y7/Y9/Y10 Boys Rugby versus Fowey (a) – 3:45pm

Cornwall County Cup U15 Round Two – Callington (H) – day next week to be confirmed.