Sports round up – celebrating some fabulous successes this week!

29 November 2016


Abbie Downing has impressive National Success in Biathlon!

Abbie Downing recently qualified in 46th place in her Biathlon regional round, and has now gone on to finish 26th in the national competition!

Abbie says: ‘I had to do a 800m run my time was 2:48 after that I was placed 31st in my age group.  Two hours later I went into the pool and swam I did a 34.  The final results –  26th out of 77 girls in my age group, this was out of GBR field.  Thank you for letting me have Friday off!’  What an awesome performance! Congratulations, Abbie.


Years 10/11 v Penrice (away) 36 – 34
A thrilling game of rugby against a strong Penrice team saw Penryn come out on top 36-34. There was some exciting free flowing rugby being played with both teams keeping the ball in hand and although Penrice had an effective driving lineout contributing to 21 of their points Penryn’s exapansive running game saw them come out eventual winners. Try scorers on the day were Tom Steer, Jack Watts, Joe Mcilroy and a Charlie Levick hat trick. Excellent performances all round with special mention to Will Crouch, Alfie Johns, Sonny lIverod Griffin and Sam Hammersley who all performed brilliantly.

Year 8s v Penrice: 30 –  20

Year 8 raced into an early lead with a quick fire double by Taylor Bower and Tyreece Gallaway and reached a half time lead of 25-0. The second half saw multiple changes and injuries and Penrice fought back in an exciting close to the game. Alfie Hammersley had several storming runs but unfortunately couldn’t ground the ball over the line to extend the lead. Penrice had some strong runners which really tested the defence, but Penryn held out to secure the win and round off a great season by once again being runners up in the county tournaments.

Penryn College U15 Netball Team beat Millfield School

The U15 Netball Team from Penryn College have had great success in the National Schools Netball Competition so far this season. Their first match was against Truro School in September beating them 31 goals to 21. Their next rivals in the second round were from further afield, Glenmoor and Winton Academy from Dorset. The team were not deterred by an out of County team and won this match 42-35. In the third round we were excited to be drawn against Millfield School, whose teams consistently reach the top three positions in this national competiton.  The team played at home with great determination and took a lead of 10 goals in the first quarter, leading 17-7. Millfield worked hard to close the gap in the second half of the game but the Penryn players work rate and shooting stats were fantastic and the final score was Penryn 45 Millfield 39!

Penryn will play Pates Grammar School in the fourth round on 5th December at home in the 4th round. If successful, they will qualify for the quarter finals, the final 8 in the National Competition!

Netball against Truro School last week:

Year 7 , Year 8 and Year 10 won.

Year 9 lost and Year 11 lost.


The Y11s reached Round 5 after beating Devonport 3-1 with a stunning display of football. Goals from Kian Thomas, Toby Webb and Arran Wright ensured the boys will face a tricky tie at Ivybridge in the last 64.

Finally, the Year 7 boys were desperately unlucky to finish Runners Up at the West Cornwall Schools Indoor 5-a-side competition on Friday. 11 schools battled it out for the title, and Penryn won their group, winning every single game. They triumphed over St Ives in the Semi Final to setup a final against Mounts Bay who they’d beat in the group stages. However, the final was extremely tight, ending nil nil, but Mounts Bay got the breakthrough and won 2-0 after extra time. Well done to all the boys involved on a great effort.


Our Key Stage 4 girls finished 3rd overall in last week’s tournament; Keys Stage 4 Boys, Key Stage 3 Boys & Girls all finished second in the group stages but didn’t progress to the finals.  Great effort and team commitment by all!

Sports Prefects offer mentoring to younger students

Bex Hamilton and Kai Cornish are, with other Sports prefects,  are setting up mentoring sessions with younger high performing athletes with the aim of offering guidance about balancing academic work, sports and their social lives.

They will be mentored in little groups of no more than 5/6 with 2/3 mentors per group.