Having played at the qualifying Girls Rugby Tournament held at Poltair school on the 4th May, it was clear that Treviglas’ girls rugby team were in impressive form, making some outstanding tackles and scoring numerous tries. The girls’ hard work paid off and they came out overall winners. The squad then progressed to the Cornwall School Games finals which were held on 30th June at Bude school.
The girls had a tough first game, playing against the hosts, who had massive support watching them. A quick try was conceded, followed by another to see the girls 10 – 0 down at half time. The girls continued to play hard and managed to equalise the game shortly before the final whistle blew. As the girls progressed through the tournament, they grew in confidence and started to play the rugby which saw them win the qualifying round. The girls made some big tackles and scored a number of brilliant tries, winning all of their remaining games and the tournament, coming away with gold medals!
Aimee, one of the players, commented, “It was a great competition and I am so pleased that we won. We are already looking forward to next season.”
Jasmine, also on the team, added, “It is great to have found a sport that I really enjoy; I play other sports but never enjoy them as much as I do rugby.’
Lucy Pearn, teacher of PE at the college, and team coach, said, “Treviglas is quickly establishing itself as one of the best girls’ rugby-playing schools in the county. A few of the girls play at Newquay Hornets and Perranporth RFC, and are benefitting from regular training, both at college and at the clubs.”