Playing at the County Girls Rugby Tournament on the 15th March, it was clear that Treviglas’ girls rugby team were in impressive form. The tournament was held at Camborne Rugby Club and included some of the best schools and colleges from all over Cornwall. Throughout their games, the girls were making some outstanding tackles and scoring numerous tries. Their hard work and determination paid off, and they were placed joint first with Redruth School.
Consequently, the squad progressed to the South West Regional finals, held at Hornets RFC in Weston Super Mare, on England Rugby’s impressive new 4G pitch.
The girls had a tough first game, still a little tired from the early start, but they never gave up. An early try was conceded, but the girls continued to play hard and managed to equalise with a breakthrough try. The opposition were quick to put the pressure on again, scoring another two tries, winning the first game. As the girls progressed through the day, they grew in confidence and started to play the kind rugby which saw them win the county competition. They made some big tackles and scored a number of brilliant tries. The spirit in which the girls played was amazing; they never gave up and were supportive of one another.
After some tough games, Treviglas came 3rd in the group stages and were placed 6th overall; a fantastic achievement!
Lotte Wells, one of the players, commented, “It was the first time I have played competitive rugby and the physicality of the game was very different to any other sports that I have played. I am looking forward to next season and playing for the college again.”
The success of the girls has come from a drive to promote girls rugby at the college. The college has been fortunate to have Phil Morris, one of England Rugby’s Community coaches, come in and work with students in lessons and after college. Additionally, two post 16 rugby leaders, Jack Doswell-Lowe and Harvey Pursall coached the girls over the last two terms at an extra-curricular club that has gone from strength to strength.
Lucy Pearn, PE teacher at the college, concluded, “It has been a fantastic season for the team: county champions and regional finalists! The girls should be really proud of what they have already achieved, and excited by what they could achieve next year!”