Treviglas Sports Hub hosted the Newquay Schools qualifier for the Cornwall School Games. 10 teams entered, with over 100 players, making it the biggest primary basketball festival in the County. This event has grown year on year, and is a fast-paced highlight of the sporting calendar. As always, Treviglas Sports Leaders were active in running the event.
Teams played in a mini basketball set up with 5 in the team with the minimum of 1 student of each gender on court at any one time. The top teams will have the opportunity to represent Newquay in the area finals, leading to the prestigious Cornwall School Games in June.
Sean Wells, Community Sports Coordinator for Treviglas, said, ‘This was the fifth time basketball has been a part of the Cornwall School games. Over the last few years, our festival winners, Perranporth and Newquay Junior, have gone through the mid-Cornwall qualifiers and won the finals of the Cornwall school Games Festival, making them Cornwall county champions. This year, Newquay Junior and St Columb Minor, who were the teams to beat, did not have it their own way, as in the league they were pushed close by Trevisker and St. Columb Major. All teams had improved a great deal from last year and hopefully another Newquay Sports partnership team can be champions again this year.’
This year’s winners were St Columb Minor Academy with Newquay Junior a close second, with only two baskets’ difference in their match.
Owen Royes, a Year 10 Sports Leader/ referee, commented, ‘The skills shown by the players were excellent; they were so fast, it was hard to keep up’
The Newquay Sharks youth basketball team are based at Treviglas Sports Hub, with training every Friday 3.45 – 4.45pm.