Sports Round-Up (April/May Highlights)23 May 2023
U14 County 7s Tournament
Our U14 Boy’s Rugby squad demonstrated fantastic resilience in last month’s U14 County 7s Tournament.
After a slow start in the group stages, which threatened their progress to the knockout rounds, Penryn’s players produced a series of top-quality performances to reach the final of the competition.
A ruthless victory over Bodmin in the final group game was the catalyst for Penryn’s turnaround, as they went on to register a high-scoring quarter-final win over Richard Lander, before producing a defensive and possession-based masterclass against Penrice in the semi-finals.
And that set up a mouth-watering final against Redruth, which saw the pendulum swing between both sides throughout.
Indeed, Penryn found themselves 21-5 down at half-time, before drawing on their new-found self-belief to storm into a four-point lead with the final whistle approaching.
However, it was Redruth who scored the all-important final try with just seconds on the clock to win what was a memorable contest.
Well done, boys, and congratulations to Redruth!
U12 County 7s Tournament at Pool School
Our U12 Boy’s Rugby squad reached the quarter-finals of the U12 County 7s Tournament last month, after demonstrating great character throughout the day.
After a narrow loss and a draw in their opening two games, the boys found their rhythm in attack and secured a victory against Camborne. That meant, with one game remaining, Penryn needed to defeat Penrice by a huge margin to reach the knockout stages – and they did just that.
With the group stages complete, Penryn faced an unbeaten Truro School side in the quarter-finals, where they held their own and looked after the ball well but, unfortunately, lost the contest.
Well done, boys.
U15 Regional Indoor Cricket Tournament at Bristol UWE
Our U14 Girl’s Cricket team travelled to the University of West England (UWE), to represent Penryn College and Cornwall in the U15 Regional Indoor Tournament last month.
After departing Penryn College at 5.30am, the team bowled outstandingly well throughout the tournament, and grew in confidence when batting against international bowlers.
Speaking following the competition, Mr Bidgood said: “There are lots of positives to take and areas to develop moving forward.
“We hope to experience this stage of the competition again next year!”
The Player of the Tournament was Issy C, as voted by her teammates.
Great effort, girls!
Hardball Cricket Fixtures
This term has seen the return of outdoor, hardball cricket – and many of our students across our year groups have been in action over the past few weeks.
Earlier this month, we hosted three matches in one evening, including Year 7’s fixture v Redruth School, which saw nine players across the two teams play in their first-ever game of hardball cricket.
There were many highlights from the fixture, including some great, tight bowling from Redruth’s Thomas, whilst Penryn’s Jago took his first-ever wicket.
Both teams were led by excellent captains who supported their respective teams.
Well done, everyone!
U13 County Netball Tournament
Our U13 Netball team produced a number of fantastic performances to place second out of 23 schools in this month’s U13 County Netball Tournament.
Despite adverse weather conditions, the girls demonstrated a brilliant attitude throughout the day, whilst reaping the benefits of the tireless training they have put in throughout the school year to prepare for the tournament.
Well done, girls!
U12 County Netball Tournament at Penryn College
Last week saw our U12 Netball team place second on goal difference out of 20 competing teams in the U12 County Tournament.
The girls conducted themselves phenomenally, playing some fantastic netball and showing good team spirit throughout the competition.
A big well done and thank you to all teams who took part!
U13 Regional Hockey Tournament
Our U13 Hockey team represented Penryn College and Cornwall in the U13 West Regional Tournament earlier this month.
Despite the torrential rain, the team stuck to their principles of playing attractive hockey, which was showcased in well-contested, high-quality games against some of the best schools in England.
The Player of the Tournament was Megan, as voted by the team.
Well done, girls!
A big thank you to all schools for visiting and hosting us!