27 Feb 2019
February sports report

At a young age winning is not the most important thing… the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence.” – Arsene Wenger

Cross country

What a fantastic event this was to be involved with. A great trip to Coventry saw Issac, Alexander, Harris, Ben, Benjy and Finn compete against 60 other teams in a 2.3 mile relay. Most, if not all of, the top cross country schools were there, so the competition was fierce. All the boys ran extremely well and we finished with a wonderful 5th place. Finn ran the 3rd fastest leg from all 360 runners, another amazing achievement.

Finn was also selected to compete for England in a recent event held in Belgium this month. Congratulations to you Finn, as we know how much wearing that vest means to you.

Girls rugby

Anna Garman, in 4J, has been selected to represent Cornwall U15’s girls for their upcoming match against Devon, Anna will play scrum half and the game will take place next Friday, 22nd February. Congratulations Anna on a great achievement.

Squash

After a thrilling 2 days of squash, Truro School can celebrate 2 teams reaching the national finals which will be held in Nottingham in March. The U14 team had a comfortable time of things progressing to the final without losing a game. The following week, the U16 team won their group on count back after some of the highest quality of squash ever played at school level. Truro’s team consisted of players all 13 or 14 years of age competing against those of 15 and 16. Louis Murray defeated the U15 nationally ranked no.10 and Jack Mahon come through against the U17 no.13, who was 3 year older! Both the teams consisted of Jack Mahon, Louis Murray, Ollie Beaumont, Joe Thomson, Callum Oliver, Edward Hayes and Ben Thorpe. All boys were outstanding in their games and are striving to become the first team to win a national title for Truro School.

Swimming

Congratulations to Anya Hocking and Izzie Leigh, who both won best girl in their respective age groups at the county finals recently. Well done girls, we are proud to have you representing our school!

Indoor Cricket

Both the U13 and U15 girls teams qualified for the next round in the recent indoor cricket tournament at Truro College. 2 fantastic results and the girls represented the school fantastically well with their performances and attitudes.

Fencing

At the under 23 GB Championships which were held on the 29th January, we had 4 of our fencers in action. In the women’s sabre event, Molly Wood took a strong 8th place finish and in the men’s event Max Cromie finished 12th, with Luke Haynes in 5th and an ever impressive Darcy Holdsworth, whilst still only 15 years old, stormed to bronze.

Badminton

The county team finals were held at Truro School this month. All of our teams have progressed to the regional finals that will take place in Torbay on March 12th. What was even more pleasing, were the number of 6th form pupils who help with the organisation, scoring and logistics throughout the day. Well done to all involved and onwards to Torbay!

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Netball

The U16 netball team have reached the National Cup Semi final after a hard fought and thrilling victory of Farmor school. Despite an early start and travelling to Gloucester, Truro emerged from a close game winning by 43 - 40. Rosie Bartlett lead the way, shooting 38 goals of the 43 scored, a success rate of 95%! Truro will now host Godolphin and Latymer in the semi finals and will have that all important home advantage!

Ella Waterhouse has completed her netball umpire C award. It is a remarkable achievement for someone so young. Well done Ella!

The under 12B netball team were victorious in the Cornwall School Games netball tournament, which were held in the SBA on Tuesday. In a different format in which positions and players were regularly rotated, the girls adapted well and played a high quality of netball throughout the day.