CHRIS EARNS BLACK BELT BEFORE 16TH BIRTHDAY:
Newquay Treviglas School pupil Chris Edwards has realised his goal of achieving his black belt in judo before his 16th birthday.
This makes him one of the youngest, possibly the youngest black belt in the country.
Chris, from Roche, entered his first grading at High Wycombe on Saturday where he completed a line up, in record time, to achieve the requirements for his 1st Dan and then went on to compete in the Devon Championships on Sunday and won gold.
Chris has worked exceptionally hard with his judo which has taken him all over including Holland and Belgium where he competed in the Antwerp Ippon Trophy and won Bronze last year.
Chris has also been selected for the England 2014 Judo Squad and will be competing at the European Cadet Cup in Croatia in March 2014 which will be a tremendous development experience for him and will also be travelling to Japan in April to train at the Kodokan for two weeks with his brother Michael.
Chris also regularly attends Mid Cornwall Judo Kwai where he helps the head coach Jason Beer to develop the young judokas of the club.
Chris has not only worked hard with his judo, but has also worked exceptionally hard with his school work always achieving excellent reports and grades and is also completing his Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Chris would like to say a big thank you to his coaches Simon Ward – Kingsley School Judo, Gary Evans – Ringwood Judo Club, Jason Beer – Mid Cornwall Judo Kwai, Plymouth Judo Club, the Merrymore Inn – Mawgan Porth, and Treviglas Community College for all their support.
Both Chris and Michael are seeking sponsorship to support them financially. If you are interested in supporting these talented young judokas in their dreams, please contact Cathy Edwards via email firstname.lastname@example.org
ST BREOCK SCHOOL CELEBRATES AWARD:
St Breock Primary School picked up a prestigious award during the Youth Sport Trust's 2014 Conference for working closely with community sports clubs to introduce a wide range of sporting activities to their school.
The school won the Youth Sport Trust's 'Excellence in Primary School Sport Award', during a ceremony held at Telford International Centre, recognising and rewarding best practice and achievements through PE and sport by schools, colleges and young people.
On stage to present St Breock with their prestigious award were Baroness Sue Campbell CBE, Chair of the Youth Sport Trust, and Louise Calverley, Marketing Executive at PGL Travel.
Denise Gladwell, headteacher at St Breock said: "We are absolutely thrilled to win the award, it was a real team effort and the children will be delighted.
"It's astonishing to be recognised nationally like this, and we'll keep doing what we do – but better."
The school will receive a day camp visit for up to 40 young people at a UK PGL centre.
The Youth Sport Trust National Conference, which is sponsored by Technogym, took place on February 5 & 6 with more than 500 headteachers and school sport professionals attending.
A number of workshops and mini key note speeches featured discussion on the key issues in the PE and school sport sector, including a focus on how schools make maximum use of the Government's £150m a year investment for primary schools.
BODMIN DRAGON ABILITY ACCEPTED INTO FA CUP:
Bodmin Dragon Ability FC have been accepted into the FA Disability Cup 2014.
PAN Ability, this is for players with disabilities and not able to participate in main stream football. It is 11-a-side, the first time for all the Bodmin players.
They are playing Twyford Spartans AC (Ability Counts) in the first round (southern region) at Wadebridge's Bodieve Park on Sunday February 23 (1.30). Admission is free.
Team spokesman Steve Borlaise said: "It will be an amazing day with all the rules the same as the professionals.
"The players, coaches and the club as a whole are extremely excited about this and being part of our brilliant journey over the last seven plus years, along with the great support from Cornwall County FA particularly Warren Parker (disability officer).
"I hope this will be a great advert for disability football in Cornwall and hope this will be a pathway for future players, male or female."
COUNTY FESTIVALS NOW SCHEDULED:
England Netball's successful 'Back to Netball' initiative has been running in different parts of the county for a few years now and has encouraged nearly 40,000 women across England to take part in the sport.
A couple of county festivals have been scheduled, which provide those who have had a gentle introduction (or re-introduction) to the sport with an informal, fun opportunity to play games against other Back to Netballers from other places.
Dates: Saturday February 22, 10am-12noon; Sunday April 27, 10am-12noon; Saturday June 28, 10-12 noon.
Venues: Penryn College (TISA), Kernick Rd, TR10 8PZ; Newquay Treviglas Dome, Bradley Rd, TR7 3JA.
As with the Back to Netball sessions, the festivals are for female over 16 years of age who are not affiliated and playing in the local league. The ethos is all about having fun and playing games.
Fern Nicholls, Cornwall Netball Development Officer for England Netball, said: "Back to Netball continues to be a roaring success. It's great that so many are falling back in love with the game.
"The festivals themselves are fantastic as they add to the Back to Netball experience through providing participants with a platform in which to put into practice the skills acquired at the sessions whilst having a lot of fun and meeting other Back to Netballers."
The events have been organised together with the Cornwall Sports Partnership, who aim to increase participation in sport and physical activity in the county.
Natasha Howard, Partnership Development Officer, said: "Back to Netball is a great programme helping women rediscover how much fun they had playing netball at school, in a social and friendly environment while also getting fitter.
"The festivals are an opportunity for women of all ages to come along and get involved."
Anyone wishing to attend the festivals should contact Fern Nicholls, Cornwall Netball Development Officer for England Netball on 07540 126593 or email email@example.com
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INTER COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP:
Cornwall's county teams travel to Bristol on Sunday for the quarter-finals of the ESMBA Inter County Championship consolation competition at the City and County of Bristol Indoor Bowling Club.
The Premier team will face Herefordshire and Team Manager Nigel Nicholls has selected an unchanged team for that which defeated Surrey in the Preliminary round three weeks ago.
Team: Nigel Nicholls, David Studden, Graham Reeves, Nicholas Truscott, Elise Daniell, Mark Eddy, Dennis Shorthouse, Martin Boraston, Gillian Cawrse, Richard Brown, Ken Horrell, Neil Gribble, John Worton, Derek Elliott, Chris Roberts, Percy Tripp, Graham Ford, Joe Dixon, Luke Jolly & Peter Hore.
The A team take on Surrey in their first match together as a team for 10 weeks and is unchanged from that which defeated Devon 27-13.
Team: Keith Matthews, Keith Williams, Bill Sharp, Brenda Sleep, Betty Temple-Smith, Max Burden, Meg Horrell, Jim Stanley, Carolyn Stanley, Tony Jago, Alan Holden, Gary Davey, Henry Kendall, Jim Rule, Derek Newton, Terry Bray, Kath Goodman, Sheila Hodge, Pam Williams & Carol Ford.
Reserves: Sandra Worton, Melba Kitt & Lynne Davey.
Latest scores will be updated through the day and found online at http://bit.ly/1bHsi9o.
Cornwall's England squad members, Peter Hore, Elise Daniell and Nigel Nicholls, have their final opportunity on Saturday to impress the team management ahead of the team being announced for the World Championships in Cardiff at the end of March.
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CLEAN SWEEP FOR RUNDLE AT TINTAGEL AWARDS:
Tintagel Sea Angling Club held their annual presentation evening at the Wootons Hotel in Tintagel on Friday and it was very well attended.
Chairman Garry Boyde, assisted by the fish recorder Thomas Francis, hosted the presentation and Garry recalled some memorable events during 2013.
Richard Wright, Derek Nute, Nigel Rundle, David Gibson and Iain Mackay were all presented with fish of the month awards.
New shore record certificates were presented to Nigel Rundle for a gilthead bream, Garry Boyde for a bullhuss and Richard Wright for a conger. A new club boat record certificate was presented to Iain Mackay for a haddock.
Best of specie award shields were presented as follows:
Best lure caught fish – Nick Topps with a wrasse; best ray – David Gibson; best pollack – Nigel Rundle; best flatfish – Derek Nute; best bass – Nick Topps; best dogfish – Richard Wright; best wrasse – Garry Boyde; best mullet – Nigel Rundle; best whiting – Derek Nute; best bream – Nigel Rundle.
David Gibson won the Jack Cann Shield for the best fish caught during the open.
Iain Mackay won the best boat specimen award for his haddock.
Nick Topps won the best shore specimen award for his bullhuss.
The Shore Angler of the Year, Boat Angler of the Year and Angler of the Year cups were all won by Nigel Rundle. The presentation concluded by thanking Ian and Felicity Young for there hospitality and support to the club throughout the year.
The club's face book page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/TintagelSeaAnglingClub
ST AUSTELL BACK TO FORM:
Truro lost their Cornwall v Devon Indoor Sixes play-off at the Devon Cricket Centre, Exeter on Sunday. They were defeated by Cornwood by 34 runs.
But Truro still fielded a team in the CCB Indoor League on Sunday and comfortably accounted for Newquay, winning by three wickets.
Truro College lecturer Callum Whittaker top scored with 26 not out and Liam Lombard, ineligible for the ECB national competition, took three wickets for six runs, helping to dismiss Newquay for 67.
In the other Premier Division fixture, St Austell returned to winning ways with a hard earned 21-run victory over plucky St Minver, for whom Ryan Pooley made an excellent 43. Mike Bone (27*), Gary Bone (26*) and Matt Lloyd (26*) all made retirement totals for St Austell.
An entertaining match in the County Division saw St Gluvias scrape home by two wickets and with two balls remaining against Wadebridge.
It was a low scoring affair and no batsman reached 20, but Jody Ross took 2 wickets for ten runs for the losing side. In a similar encounter, Beacon chased Falmouth's 85 for four and, though not losing a wicket, just managed to reach the required score on the fourth delivery of the final over.
Eight runs were required from the tenth over but, with Dan Mellor, Dom Batchelor and Jordan Thomas having contributed, Beacon made it home in time. Adrian Noott once again ploughed a lone furrow for Falmouth, finishing their innings on 31 not out.
The top four teams in each division go forward to the semi-finals, so the final league fixtures, in two weeks' time, are largely a matter of deciding who meets which opponents on finals day.
However, Newquay and St Minver will play each other in the final league game and the winners will claim the last Premier Division semi-final place.
Truro and St Austell will be hot favourites to reach the Premier final, but it is anyone's guess as to who might contest the County Division title.
HOME TIE FOR WERRINGTON:
The draws for both national club cricket competitions have been announced. Five Cornish clubs have entered the ECB National Club Championship
Werrington, who last year reached round five, have been drawn at home to Devon opponents Cornwood. There are two Cornish derbies with Callington meeting Truro and Falmouth taking on St Just.
In the Davidstow Village Cup, 11 Cornish Clubs are included in the 320 team national draw. Last year's group winners Stithians host Devon side Ipplepen.
Three times National champions Troon travel to South Petherwin., newcomers Ludgvan are away to Abbotskerswell. Perranporth have also joined the competition and they host the Vale of Lanherne. Tintagel visit Mount Ambrose and Calstock have a cross Tamar derby with Lewdown. Roche and Perranarworthal have byes. Matches to be played on April 27.