Sports Report: 30/04/2018 Last week was a busy and very exciting one! Our summer clubs are running, with Girls’ Rugby added to the mix on a Thursday. Already there is a great turn out to our range of clubs, which is excellent news, but there’s always space for those thinking about joining. Monday – 23/4/2018 It was a big day for our Year 7 Girls Football team and their county final game. The girls went with Mrs Scott-Hammond to Callywith college and were up against Penryn. After a fast paced start, being 1-0 down in the first half didn’t stop them from fighting and they came back with 2 goals to get ahead. Then, just before full time, Penryn equalised, sending the game into extra time – 7 minutes each way. Our girls scored 5 minutes into the second half of extra time; Penryn were awarded 3 corners and our defence help strong, however a last minute hand ball from Penrice made for a tense end with a Penryn penalty! With relief, the ball sailed high above the crossbar and the final whistle was blown. Penrice U12 girls are the County Final Champions! Walking home with medals round their necks and bringing home a County shield, the girls should be very proud of their achievements and dedication. The Team: Lilly, Amy (Capt), Tegan, Nimah, Mackenzie, Hannah, Nivie, Ellie, Keira and Courtney. Wednesday 25/4/2018 Wednesday at Penrice saw Rugby 7s, Tennis and Athletics training. Mr Tucker, Mrs Scott-Hammond, Miss Paciuszko and Miss Ruse took Year 8 and 10 to Par athletics track for a friendly warm up competition. It was fantastic for the students to use the facilities and for them to work on their personal events to gather results which will help them train for future competitions. Our students worked really well and there is a lot of impressive potential, which makes it even more exciting for the lead up to our track and field events in the near future. We also had a Tennis tournament on Wednesday. Miss Ruse took the Tennis students down to Newquay for the Simpkin and Nicholson tournament. We had a mix of boys and girls taking part and they have been training hard during the lead up to this event. Unfortunately for both the boys and girls they didn’t quite get the results they were hoping for, however this didn’t stop them from having a great day and experiencing what a tennis tournament is like. The students will now go back to training knowing exactly what to work on. Lastly Mr Major and Mr Jenkin took the U15 Rugby 7s to Redruth for a tournament. The boys were up against some tough groups with Truro school, Newquay Treviglas, Mounts Bay and Fowey. The team showed great spirit to take the win against Fowey but unfortunately couldn’t hold on to the win. MVP for the day was Joshua who not only showed great attacking and defensive skills but was also a great leader throughout the tournament. The Team: Joe, Joshua (MVP), Talan, Archie, Ewan, Rowan, Jack, Harry, Charlie. Thursday 26/04/2018 It was the day the U14 Girls’ Football team had been waiting for; their County Final game. Mrs Scott-Hammond took the girls down to Sticker AFC to get them ready for their match against Mounts Bay. It was a later kick off at 7pm, but a great opportunity for family members to come along and watch. Unfortunately, it was a tough match for the girls and they didn’t receive the results they hoped for, finishing in second place. The girls showed great effort and dedication to the team and should be proud to have played at the final game. Primary Stars We also had our Primary Stars come to Penrice on Thursday. Mr Tucker and Miss Paciuszko had several schools come along with some of their top sportsmen and sportswomen. They played some rapid kiwi cricket. The focus was to improve on certain skilled areas. Different stations were set up, such as reaction ball test and speed ladders. Using these improved skills, the students went into their final game full of energy and excitement in the Sports Hall, with games full of skilled catches and plenty of good shots. In all it was an excellent afternoon and it was lovely to see primary children fully involved in sport and we can’t wait to see more of them in the future! What’s on next week? Wednesday – Year 7 and 9 Athletics MCSN at Par Thursday – Year 7 and 9 Cricket against Brannel Friday – Year 7 County Netball tournament at Camborne Sport quote of the week “Champions aren’t made in the gym. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – A Desire, A Dream, A Vision” Muhammad Ali. Miss Paciuszko, Team PE Pictured: Our Year 7 Champions!