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Budehaven hosted the Cornwall School Games qualifiers in October and we entered two U15 girls teams.
We competed against local schools from East Cornwall in a round-robin tournament and throughout the day we each played five matches. We performed well but we found the last match against Liskeard School more challenging than the rest and consequently we ended up drawing. It was intense! However, when it came to the overall results, we won on goal difference and so we managed to get through to the finals in Truro.
On Friday 7th December, Mrs Hilton took us to Truro school for the final where we played against Bodmin, Mounts Bay and Penryn. The standard of the matches was a lot higher than the qualifiers, however we managed to still play our best. Mia (captain) and Heather’s shooting was excellent. Leah’s defence on top of the D was incredible; it helps that she is about 7 ft tall!
Tamsyn created so much power in her shots by spinning almost 360 degrees. Everyone was amazing and worked together as a team at all times.
We found that the toughest school to compete against was Penryn as their defence was well structured and they had two incredible players who scored all their goals. Overall, we came third in Cornwall as well as being voted for the school that showed the Cornwall School Game values: honesty, passion and teamwork. We all voted for Jess Mettam as player of the tournament.
Written by Emily Walter & Mia Hodgson (Year 10).
I have been extremely impressed with the girl’s commitment to their training.
They have attended both extracurricular clubs each week and have thoroughly enjoyed training alongside the boys; this has challenged them even further.It certainly prepared Jess (GK) to save some very powerful shots. This came in very handy in the girls’ final match against Penryn; Jess must have saved at least 30 goals and only conceded 5.
My proudest moment was hearing they achieved the maximum Championship Race points. This meant that all of the schools we played against (Bodmin, Mounts Bay & Penryn) all chose our team as those who demonstrated the Cornwall School Games Values of respect, honesty & teamwork.
As their teacher I can see these values all of the time with the girls and on the day a perfect example was when Bodmin went down to a team of 6 due to two injuries and our team decided to loan them one of our players so they could maintain a full team. This act of kindness epitomises true sportsmanship.
A massive part of the girls’ success was down to our two 6th Form Handball Coaches, Alex Hallett & James Hunt.
They gave great advice throughout the day, provided motivation and reinforcement where needed.
Thank you both for your support and well done girls’ – you did amazingly well!
Mrs Hilton Head of PE & Sport Science
The Handball Squad: Heather Fry, Leah Gemmell, Mia Hodgson, Ruby Hughes, Tamsyn May, Jess Mettam, Jess South, Tia Van Der Linden, Emily Walter, Emily Wilks & Beth Williams.