Treviglas College have been playing in the South West League at U14 and U16 as part of Basketball development travelling across the south west of England. The games have been a huge step up from Cornish schools basketball, and the boys have enjoyed it, certainly learning a lot.
Churston Ferriers Grammar School have been in the quarter final of the National League for the last 8 years and were a well drilled team, with great movement and team play. Rick Woolridge, Coach of Churston Grammer, said, ‘It is great to have new teams in the league and you have some good basketballers in your squad. It’s only your first year, but your set up shows great potential!’
The development of Basketball in Newquay is growing fast, with 120 players playing in the Newquay Primary schools festival held at Treviglas, two teams, Newquay Junior and Perranporth, winning Cornwall School games primary basketball competition in the last few years.
Three years ago, the junior Newquay Sharks team was reborn. They have been training on a Friday at Treviglas and developed with County Basketball funding, which has led to Newquay and Penryn being the Hubs for Cornish youth basketball , with Lisa Sharman Cornwall coach, running the Friday afternoon sessions open to all North Cornwall U12s,
Andy Cummins, who is the coach of the Treviglas Basketball Academy, said, ‘The development of the squad has been amazing, with new players joining over the last few months. Most teams we play against have been playing in the National league for years so this is a big step up, with Treviglas being the only school in Cornwall in this league.
The teams from Treviglas are travelling across the south west to play their games, a development recognised by the Plymouth Raiders, who sent players down to a training session last year. Some of the Treviglas players are going to be involved in a match before a Plymouth Raiders national league game at the Plymouth Pavilions Arena.
Treviglas College U12 basketball team played Penryn College in the county final and won 41-21 to then be put through to the regional finals.
The U14 team also have gone through to the next round of area finals as County champions.
If you are interested in playing basketball the Newquay Sharks U12 team train on a Friday night at Treviglas College Sports Hub 3.45 – 4.45, all abilities in Years 5, 6 and 7