Sports Round-Up (7-13 November)

14 November 2022


Benji Thomas & Terry Pryor Rugby Festival at Penryn College

Members of the Penryn and Redruth community celebrated the lives and legacies of two sporting legends on Thursday evening, as the inaugural Terry Pryor & Benji Thomas Rugby Festival took place at Penryn College.

Students from all year groups faced Redruth School in a fantastic, competitive set of fixtures, played in memory of Dave ‘Benji’ Thomas and Terry Pryor – two inspiring figures in education and sport at Penryn College and Redruth School, respectively.

Following the matches, which saw six teams from each school compete against each other, it was Redruth who lifted the Terry Pryor & Benji Thomas Cup for the first time, after registering the most victories.

Additionally, one player from each team was selected for the Emerging Player Award, recognising the fantastic spirit in which they competed and their efforts throughout their respective matches. Below, you will find a list of the award winners.

A big thank you to everyone who came along to support the event, to Redruth School for working with us in organising the festival, and a big well done to all of the students who took part.

Emerging Player Award Winners

Year 7 – Harry P (7A) and Tyler P (7B); Year 8 – Fraizer D; Year 9 – Tiger M; Year 10 – Wilfred S; Year 11 – Rhys S.

Cross Country

Cross Country Cup – Regional Round at Downside School, Bath

Following their success at the Cross Country Cup Cornwall and Devon Round last month, our Junior Boy’s, Junior Girl’s and Intermediate Boy’s teams took part in the Regional Round at Downside School, Bath, over the weekend.

All teams performed fantastically well, with the Junior Boy’s team – featuring Year 7 pupils Josh and Matty and Year 8 students Zeph, Ed, Josh and Sam – finishing second overall to qualify for next month’s National Finals in Leeds!

 A big well done to all pupils involved and thank you to Downside School for hosting the event.


Year 7-10 Netball v Mounts Bay Academy (Home)

Thursday evening saw our Year 7, 8, 9 and 10 Netball teams register four wins from four matches against Mounts Bay Academy.

The games were very competitive, with both Penryn and Mounts Bay producing some impressive performances.

Thank you to Mounts Bay for visiting us.

Players of the Match

Year 7 – Zofia and Poppy; Year 8 – Alize; Year 9 – Izzy; Year 10 – Jazzie.


U14 Girl’s County Hockey Tournament at Truro School

Our Year 9 Girl’s Hockey team demonstrated fantastic resilience to go undefeated in the U14 County Hockey Tournament last week.

Despite making their way through the tournament without conceding a goal, the girls didn’t make it to the knockout stages of the competition, but can take lots of positives from their brilliant performances.

Thank you to Truro School for hosting the event.

U16 Boy’s Hockey v Truro School (Away)

The U16 Boy’s Hockey team played their part in an entertaining friendly fixture against Truro School last week.

The match featured a great team goal from Penryn, where the defence and attack combined fantastically well.

Speaking after the match, PE Teacher, Mr Shepherd, said: “The boys produced some lovely pieces of play, implementing the attractive style of hockey which we’ve been working on.”

Thank you to Truro School for hosting us.


Year 7 Girl’s Football v Mounts Bay Academy (Away)

The newly-formed Year 7 Girl’s Football team took part in a lively fixture against Mounts Bay Academy last week.

Despite losing the match, Penryn demonstrated fantastic resilience and teamwork throughout, representing the school with pride.

Thank you to Mounts Bay for hosting us.

Year 7 Boy’s Football v Redruth School (Away)

Our Year 7 Boy’s Football team exited the National Cup last week following their third round defeat against Redruth School.

The teams could not be separated in normal time, with the scoreboard reading 0-0 at the full-time whistle, before a penalty shootout which saw Redruth come away with the victory.

Similarly to the Year 7 girls, the boys battled well throughout the match and demonstrated fantastic resilience.

Thank you to Redruth for hosting us.