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Supporting local sport in Cornwall

Local sports teams

We are committed to supporting local sport in our community.

Regular participation in sport and physical activity has been shown to have a positive impact on levels of attentiveness in school. This in turn can help academic performance by increasing a student’s ability to concentrate on, absorb and recall content and subject materials. This link between sport and academic achievement is something the University is keen to support so, where we can, we like to help sports teams in our area.

We sponsor the Penryn RFC U15s, Penryn Junior Netball Team, Falmouth Community Youth Football and youth cricket at St Gluvias Cricket Club. Our support has helped teams to buy new kit and equipment or fund transport to regional competitions.

We are very proud of everything the teams we have supported have achieved this year and have enjoyed following their progress.

Falmouth Community Youth Football Club

Based at Falmouth School the Falmouth Community Youth Football Club (FCYFC) has 13 teams: 12 play in the Kernow Youth League and 1 girls only team play in the Cornwall Girls League. We have supported them all with team shirts this year.

Falmouth U14 Hawks team reached the Kernow Youth League Cup final and secured a fantastic 1-0 win against St Agnes. The first trophy for their clubhouse! Falmouth U10 Peregrines team reached the Trophy Cup Final and won their match 2-0 against Wendron. Falmouth U11 Kites team also made it to their Trophy Cup final and were very worthy runners scoring 2 great goals.

All the teams have worked very hard over the last year and did the club proud with their performance.

Penryn Netball Club

Penryn Junior netball team have had some spectacular games and impressive wins with Saracens U16s coming second in their group at regional level and reaching the wider South West Regional playoffs too!

The players have grown and improved massively during the competition with all parts of the team performing brilliantly. We are so proud of the girls’ achievements and the sponsorship from Exeter made it possible. Thank you so much!

Ally - Penryn Netball Club