TREVIGLAS students played their first ever home South West League match against Churston Ferriers Grammar School from Torbay last week.

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Students shooting hoops at Treviglas

By Tom Howe 29th November 2017

Students shooting hoops at Treviglas
SHOOTING HOOPS: Students from Treviglas played their first ever home South West League match last week

TREVIGLAS students played their first ever home South West League match against Churston Ferriers Grammar School from Torbay last week.

In a big moment for the team, the students were impressive against their much more experienced visitors. Churston Ferriers Grammer School have been quarter-finalists of the National League for the last eight years and were a well-drilled team, with great movement and play.

Rick Woolridge, coach of Churston Grammar, said of Treviglas: "It is great to have new teams in the league. 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, with two teams - Newquay Junior and Perranporth - winning the 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 Fridays at Treviglas’ Sports Hub and have developed, with county basketball funding, leading to Newquay and Penryn becoming hubs for Cornish youth basketball. Lisa Sharman, Cornwall coach, runs the Friday afternoon sessions, open to all north Cornwall under-12s.

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, as a first match for the Treviglas teams, this is a big step up. Treviglas are the only school in Cornwall in this league. The Under-16 Academy has players from all years, as it is all about a long-term development, with Treviglas being the Hub for North Cornwall Basketball."

The teams from Treviglas are travelling all across the South West to play their games. This development of college basketball set-up has been recognised by the Plymouth Raiders, who sent players to the college for a training session last year. Some of the Treviglas players are even going to be involved in a match before a Plymouth Raiders National League game at the Pavilions Arena.

If you are interested in playing basketball, the Newquay Sharks under-12 team train on a Friday night at Treviglas College Sports Hub, 3.45pm–4.45pm. Years 5, 6 and 7 players of all abilities are welcomed.

By Tom Howe 29th November 2017

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