Sports Round-Up (16-20 October)

24 October 2023


U16 Girls’ Team v Truro High School (H)

Last week saw our U16 Girls’ Football team progress to the third round of the National Cup following an impressive 2-1 victory over Truro High School.

A fantastic goal from Maddie P and Tilly W’s strike ensured the girls continued their strong start to the season.

Mr Ash was also full of praise for Player of the Match, Evie S, who contributed towards a solid team performance.

The team will face Camborne in the next round of the competition.

Well done, girls!

U14 Boys’ Team v Mounts Bay Academy (H)

Our U14 Boys’ team suffered an agonising 3-2 second-round National Cup defeat to Mounts Bay Academy on Thursday evening.

A last-minute goal ensured it was Mounts Bay’s name in the hat for the third round of the competition – concluding a very close encounter which saw Penryn leading 2-1 up until the 85th minute.

Ed C and Dylan S produced assured performances in midfield, while Zephrin’s fantastic, mature performance earned him the Player of the Match award.


Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 Rugby v Mount Kelly School and Camborne (H)

Over 100 students participated in our rugby matches last week, which saw Mount Kelly and Camborne visit the school for a fantastic set of fixtures against our U12, U13, U14 and U15 teams.

Both sets of fixtures produced some brilliant rugby, great leadership from our senior players and, most importantly, huge participation, manners, and respect among all who took part.

It was also wonderful to see so many of our Year 7 students in action, with two U12 teams participating during Thursday evening’s fixtures.

Well done everyone!


U16 Girls’ County Hockey Tournament at Penair School

Thursday saw our U16 Girls’ Hockey team participate in their final County Tournament, producing a fantastic performance!

Over the last five years, the girls have made a huge amount of progress, resulting in them narrowly missing out on this week’s semi-finals by just one goal!

Alan the teddy bear (pictured above) was also in attendance, and provided some extra support!

Alan was given to the Girls’ Performance Sport tutor group as a reward for having the highest attendance in their year group.


U16 Basketball v Newquay Treviglas (H)

In preparation for National Cup competitions after the half term break, last week saw our U16 Basketball team compete in their first fixture of the season against Newquay Treviglas.

The fixture produced some great basketball and fantastic sportsmanship among both sets of players.


Year 7 Netball v The Maynard School (A)

Friday saw our Year 7 Netball team progressed to the third round of the Sisters ‘n Sport Netball Cup following a fantastic victory against Exeter-based The Maynard School.

It concluded what was a fantastic first half term for our netballers – with huge participation, great performances, and brilliant results!

A big thank you to everyone at The Maynard School for the wonderful hospitality and for making the girls feel so welcome.

Later that day, following their trip back from Devon, the team joined over 50 fellow Year 7 pupils for Friday evening training!

Year 7, 8 and 9 Netball v Richard Lander School (A)

Our Year 7, 8 and 9 Netball teams travelled to Richard Lander School for a group set of fixtures last week.

Check out the results and Players of the Match below!

Year 7 – Penryn 6 – 1 Richard Lander
Player of the Match – Florence D

Year 8 – Penryn 4 – 4 Richard Lander
Players of the Match – Hattie and Poppy

Year 9 – Penryn 9 – 9 Richard Lander
Player of the Match – Daisy

U16 County Netball Tournament at Penryn College

Earlier this month, our Year 11 Netball team took part in the U16 County Netball Tournament, producing fantastic performances against St Ives School and Camborne Science and International Academy, plus some thrilling performances against Torpoint and Bude.

Unfortunately, the team finished third in their pool, meaning they did not qualify for the semi-finals.

Speaking following the tournament, Miss Elliot said: “The girls demonstrated lots of grit and determination – we are very proud of them!”

Well Done/Thank You

A big well done to all students who took part in fixtures and training over the half term, and a big thank you to all the schools who hosted and visited us for matches/tournaments.