Date Posted... Mar 15th 2024

Spirited Sports Triumphs

This week was filled with remarkable achievements and performances across various sports, including national finals and competitions in football, squash and fencing and four regional finalists in hockey!

The U13 mixed football team participated in the ISFA national final, delivering an exciting game against Trinity Croydon, ultimately finishing as runners-up. Despite the loss, the team’s spirited performance was celebrated by the Head of Football, Mr Hooper, who praised their positive attitude and sportsmanship both on and off the pitch ‘We are so proud of the team and the whole squad of U13s, who have all played a part in this age group making the national final. Today was a fantastic experience and Truro played good, exciting football, which resulted in a fantastic game. More pleasingly, the attitude of the players off the pitch, showed all that is good about this team and Truro School, and they were outstanding ambassadors. I received so many positive comments from the ISFA officials and Trinty’s parents about our players, which were well deserved. We would also like to thank the parents, grandparents, family members and friends, who supported the team in the final, with over 50 people cheering on the team, it was a memorable occasion.

Meanwhile, the Truro School fencing team excelled at the Public Schools Fencing Championships in London, securing three overall team trophies and achieving remarkable individual performances, including victories in various categories with Lexie winning the Girls’ Senior Sabre, Sam winning the Boys’ Senior Sabre and Chris winning the Boys’ Junior Sabre.

Also, well done to Lauren who finished in the top 4 of the Junior Girls’ Sabre, Sarang who finished in the top 8 of the Junior Boys’ Sabre and Daisy who finished 2nd in the Junior Girls’ Epee competition, narrowly losing to the current GB ranked number 1. At the Fencing Scottish Youth Championships, Lauren A competed in both the Under 17 and Under 20 on the same day. She claimed the gold in the Under 17 and a bronze in the Under 20. Well done!

Two of our squash teams reached the National Schools Plate Finals held at the Edgbaston Priory Squash Club. A tense and exciting campaign for the KS5 team climaxed on Friday with 4th place in the plate event and the KS3 team also achieved some brilliant results following a tough first round draw to finish in 5th place. We are incredibly proud of our squash players whose success continues to be driven by Head Coach Tim Smith, whose passion for squash and drive to provide the boys with amazing opportunities is inspirational.

In hockey, both the U12 and U13 girls’ and boys’ teams played their regional finals, the boys played their finals at Millfield while the girls headed up to Clifton College. All the teams put in some amazing performances against strong opposition and these were fantastic development days for our squads.

In the U13 netball county tournament, Truro School displayed exceptional skill and determination, securing a commendable second-place finish. Despite facing tough opponents, the team’s outstanding cooperation and support for each other were evident throughout the competition, earning praise from their coaches Miss Davies and Miss Bickley.

The girl’s tennis team faced off against Exmouth in a high-stakes match, showcasing resilience and sportsmanship despite missing two key players due to illness. Despite narrowly losing in both singles and doubles matches, the girls demonstrated great compassion and played exceptional tennis.

In addition to team sports, individual achievements were celebrated as well. Kenny represented Cornwall athletics club in cross-country matches, finishing an impressive third overall in the U17 boys category after competing in several challenging races over the winter.

Furthermore, the 1st and 2nd Year girls demonstrated their football prowess at the Biggest Ever Football Session tournament, progressing to the final without conceding a goal. Although they narrowly missed out on victory, their skill and understanding of the game secured them a spot in the spring games finals at Bodmin.

Overall, it was a week filled with triumphs, showcasing the talent, dedication, and sportsmanship of Truro School’s students across a diverse range of sports. From netball courts to fencing championships, each achievement reflects the school’s commitment to excellence in sports and character development.

A huge thank you to all of our coaching staff, as well as the players and parents for getting to school for some very early starts!