This Summer Term has seen some of our highest ever numbers attending extra-curricular sports clubs at lunch times and after College. We have had a busy few weeks of athletics, rounders, volleyball and cricket including qualifiers and finals. We are really pleased to share with you some of the competitive results below.
East Cornwall Super 8’s Athletics Qualifiers – Par Track
Our Athletics Club has been very well attended this year with more than 50 students attending many evenings. TCC fielded six athletics teams at the Super 8’s East Cornwall Qualifiers at Par Track. For many, this was their first competitive athletics event. The Year 8 Girls came 2nd and the Year 10 Girls came 1st. Therefore, both teams were selected to represent East Cornwall at the Cornwall School Games Finals at Carn Brae.
All students representing TCC were a fantastic squad of athletes who all supported each other throughout the day.
Cornwall School Games Super 8’s Finals – Carn Brae Track
The Year 8 Girl’s have trained solidly since Easter and had a really successful Super 8’s Final, mostly competing against Year 9’s. TCC’s results were:
Saskia came 1st in hurdles and 3rd in javelin
Thea came 3rd in 300m
Shay came 3rd in shot put
There were many other solid performances resulting in the team securing 4th place overall. An excellent result for these students at their first Athletics Final.
The Year 10 Girls set their sights on gold early on in the season and have worked so hard to try to replicate their win in Year 7. The team had a really successful Finals with the results as follows:
Poppy came 1st winning the 300m hurdles and the high jump
Sky came 2nd in shot put
Holly came 2nd in 1500m and 3rd in high jump
Maddie came 1st in javelin and 2nd in the 4 x 100m relay
Along with other excellent team performances this resulted in the Girls being declared as winners of the County Super 8’s Athletics 2022. An excellent achievement for the team.
Cornwall Schools Athletics Championships – Carn Brae Track
We were delighted to receive an invite to the Cornwall Schools Athletics Championships after postponements due to Covid. Following training sessions a Year 8 squad was selected to compete against 20 other schools from around the County.
Both teams had an excellent start with the following results:
Saskia came 1st in the 75m hurdles
Josh setting a new PB and track record in the 1500m ( an incredible achievement as this track is used for County selection events)
Olivia came 2nd in the discus
Thea came 3rd in 300m
Jack came 3rd in the 300m.
At the track and field changeover both teams were performing well with strong events still to come. Unfortunately, the skies decided to open up and the rain didn’t stop. Disappointingly, the event finished early, however, we were thrilled to receive the results which meant the Boys Team achieve an 8th place finish and the Girls Team an excellent 3rd place.
Well done to the whole Athletics squad for an amazing season of training and competitions!
Torpoint Rounders Club
Rounders has become very popular in PE lessons, resulting int over 40 girls attending TCC’s Rounders Club. This has allowed multiple teams to compete between year groups.
Cornwall School games Qualifiers & Finals -Launceston and Poltair
The Year 9 Girls Rounders Team attended the East Cornwall Qualifiers at Launceston. Following this event they were delighted to be selected to represent East Cornwall at the County Games Finals held at Poltair School.
The girls aimed to finish in the top 3. Their first game resulted in a draw against Wadebridge, followed by a loss to Brannel. However, under the effective captaincy of Lucy the team rallied well. The team achieved strong wins against Hayle, Roseland and Humphrey Davey following Summer back stopping with amazing accuracy to Isabelle on base 2 and excellent catches from Sophie and Goldie.
This saw the team claim a 2nd place finish in the County School Games Finals. Well done Year 9’s!
Meanwhile, at Par Athletics Track, the Year 8 Boys qualified for the Finals of the new England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) competition of “Dynamo Cricket”. In a tough group containing larger schools from across the County, Year 8 took on Roseland, Humphrey Davy and Penryn Schools in Pool A. Through solid batting and accurate bowling and fielding, TCC beat all three schools convincingly to reach the final against local rivals Callington. Unfortunately, the boys came up just short, losing by 8 runs. All the team contributed to the success of the day in achieving a silver medal, but a special mention must go to captain Amaro who organised his team in the field and was a constant source of positivity throughout.