Year 10 Boys Rugby League March On
Congratulations to our Year 10 boy’s rugby team who beat Cansfield in the Quarter Finals of the Regional Plate Competition at home. The boys won the game 28 - 20 after come from behind at half time in a very bruising tough encounter.
Special mention goes to our Y9 players who played up, Tom Mitchell, Issac Backhouse & Harry Worsley.
Great performance, keep it up.
Brand New Summer Extra - Curricular Programme 2017
Here is our brand new Summer Extra-Curricular Programme for 2017. All the activities will be running fully from next Monday and we welcome everyone to come and join in.
We look forward to seeing you all.
KS3 Activity Rotations For Summer Term
Shown below is the new KS3 summer activity rotations starting the first week we come back. The rotations will continue all the way through till the end of the summer term. Let’s pray for some good weather.
Thanks PE Department
Josh Simm - Year 11 St. Helens Rugby League Player
A huge congratulations to Saints RFC starlet Josh Simm (Year 11) on his recent selection for the England Academy Rugby League Squad in preparation for upcoming test matches against France over the Easter period.
Since making his debut for Saints RFC Academy in 2016, following offers from both Warrington Wolves & Wigan Warriors, Josh has gone on to be North West Counties Player of The Year runner-up in both 2015 and 2016, as well as scoring a hat-trick of tries and four goals in a Man of the Match performance in Saints’ Academy’s opening game of the season versus Huddersfield Giants.
Josh has been attending England training camps at York University since December 2016 and will be in camp over the Easter period preparing for the test matches in Newcastle on Good Friday and Manchester a few days later.
We are all very proud of his achievements and wish him and his family the very best of luck, both for the upcoming test matches v France and for a successful future in the game.
Rainford High PE Department
Year 7 Girls Merseyside Netball Results
Congratulations to the Year 7 Girls Netball team who reached the Netball Merseyside School Games leg last week. The girls attended the competition with 11 other schools from other Merseyside.
The girls finished 4th in their group of 6 winning two games 5 - 3 against ASFA and 9 - 3 against St. Chads losing the other 3 games, two of them by a goal.
The girls represented the school to the highest standard and were unlucky in some of the games. Well done to the girls for reaching the Merseysides after winning the St. Helens Competition earlier in the year.
Y7 & 8 Girls Merseyside Football Tournament Results
Congratulations to our year 7 and 8 Girls football team who finished 2nd place in the Merseyside School Games Football Tournament which was held at the Halton Stadium in Widnes.
The Girls played fantastically well in their group games not losing one game which gave them a fighting chance of making the final depending on results on the other 3 pitches. The girls qualified for the final but narrowly lost the game against Chesterfield High School 2 - 0.
The girls played as a team and moved the ball around the pitch very well which lead to many plaudits from other school managers. We are very proud and hope they continue to develop as a team as they have another opportunity in the Premier League Competition.
Well Done Girls
Year 10 Boys Rugby League Result
Congratulations to the year 10 boys rugby team who beat St. Cuthberts from Rochdale 20 - 14 this week in the champion schools plate competition.
The boy dug in deep to grind out a win against a tough side with only 13 men due to injuries and illness. The boys will now play Cansfield from Wigan in the Quarter finals.
Well done lads
Merseyside Indoor Athletics Results
Congratulations to all our indoor athletes from year 7 and 8 boys and girls who represented the school at the Merseyside leg at Green bank sports Centre last week.
We had some fantastic results with the Year 7 boys being crowned champions of Merseyside with an excellent performance across both track and field events.
Our other team results were year 7 and 8 girls finishing 7th and 4th and our year 8 boys finishing 5th in the whole of Merseyside. We are really proud of all who took part as this was the follow on from the boys and girls winning the St. Helens Indoor Athletics Tournament a few months back.
Well Done All
Year 7 and 8 Girls Football Success
Congratulations to the year 7 and 8 girls football team who have qualified to the next round of the premier league tournament. The tournament was held at Cowley High School with the girls playing group fixtures before playing a semi final.
The A team reached the semi final against Rainhill High School. The game finished 1 - 1 in normal time after an end to end encounter which had to be decided on penalties. Special mention to Molly Gaskin who performed fantastically in net saving 2 penalties and scoring the winner.
We are now awaiting to see where the next stage will be played and if the girls qualify they will have the opportunity to play at Stamford Bridge later in the year.
Well done girls, keep up the good work.
U14's Rugby Union Finalists
Congratulations to the U14s rugby union team who beat Birkdale High School in the semi-finals of the Lancashire Cup 31 - 5.
The first half was a tough encounter with both teams showing why they should be in the semi final. The boys played some fantastic rugby scoring a wide range of tries.
The boys will play Priestnall High School in Lancashire Trophy Final at Liverpool St. Helens on Wednesday 29th March with a 1:00pm kick off.
Good Luck Boys
Netball Results v Rainhill
Well done to our girls netball teams who played a central venue fixture v Rainhill on Monday. The girls played exceptionally well winning 3 out of 4 fixtures on the night with some impressive score lines.
The year 7a team won 16 - 1, 7b won 16 - 0, year 8 lost 10 - 7 in a very close game and year 9 and 10 won 18 - 4.
Well done girls
Year 9 Boys Rugby March On
Congratulations to the year 8 boys rugby team who beat Haydock in the Quarter Finals of the St. Helens Cup 20 - 10. The boys have now qualified for the semi-final now.
Well done to all involved.
Girls Rugby League Success
Congratulations to the year 7 and 8 girl’s rugby team who have qualified for the next stage of the national rugby tournament. The girls have qualified for the North West Finals in April.
The girls beat Ormiston 4 - 0, Lowton 4 - 0, Bedford 2 - 0, and lost to St. Peters Manchester 2 -1. The girls then had to play St. Peters of Wigan in a Playoff Game which they won 1 - 0.
The Year 9 girls’ team have also qualified again with a mixture of year 8 and 9 girls performing to a very high standard. The girls beat Ormiston 4 - 0, Deanary 2 - 0, Fredrick Gent 4 - 1 and lost to St Peters of Manchester 3 - 2 and St. John Fisher 2 - 1. The girl’s tournament worked off a league format and qualified by finishing 2nd.
This is fantastic achievement by the girls and shows hard work pays off with all girls involved really improving and progressing with their skill set.
Well done girls, we are very proud.
Year 7 Football Result
Congratulations to our year 7 b team who beat southlands 8 - 1 last night at southlands. The boys played fantastically well in their first competative fixture of the year with Matty Killa scoring 4 goals, Morgan Gaskell x 1 Jonathon Liddle x 2, Charlie Simpson x 1.
Well done to all involved.
U14s Rugby Union March On To The Semi's
Congratulations to the U14s boy’s rugby union team who beat St. Wilfred’s Academy 58 - 0 in the quarter finals of the Emerging Schools Lancashire Cup.
The boys was winning at half time 31 - 0 with some fantastic attacking long range tries. The boys will now await to see who they will face in the semi-finals after a fantastic win in tough, rain soaked heavy conditions.
Year 7 Rugby March On
Congratulations to the year 7 rugby team who beat St. Edmund Arrow smith 36 - 14 in round 2 of the Carnegie Plate competition. The boys played very well scoring some great tries and being defensively strong throughout the game.
The boys will now await to see who they will meet in the quarter finals.
In the St. Helens Cup competition the boys unfortunately lost in the quarter finals to De La Salle 10 - 4 with Bailey Williams scoring the only try.
Year 11 Boys Football Result
Congratulations to the year 11 boys football team who beat St. Cuthberts 8 - 2 to move on to the semi-finals of the St. Helens Cup.
The game was tied 1 - 1 at half time before a strong second half making the game comfortable for Rainford.
Well done boys
Girls Rugby Result v Rainhill
Both our U13s and U15s girls rugby teams were in action last night against Rainhill in rugby league fixture. Both our girls teams played really well in horrible conditions only ducks would be happy playing in.
Our U13s and 15s teams both won their games playing rugby league for the first time in a while with good all round performances in defence and attack. This fixture will aid the girls as they will be playing in the rugby league festivals in the next month or so.
Well done to all involved.
Year 7 & 8 St. Helens Indoor Athletics Winners
Congratulations to our year 7 and 8 boys and girls indoor athletics teams who attended the St. Helens Indoor Competition last week.
Both our age groups finished as town winners with year 7 boys and girls finishing 1st and 2nd to take the overall win. The year 8s also won their age group overall with the boys finishing 2nd and the girls finishing 1st.
Both sets of boys and girls performed to a very high standard with big smiles across both track and field events and represented the school impeccably.
Netball Fixture Result v Haydock
Congratulations to our girls netball teams who played a friendly fixture at Haydock on Monday. The girls played really well winning 2 out of the 3 games and drawing one.
The Year 7 team won 4 - 1, Year 8 won 10 - 6 and Year 10 drew 9 - 9 in a thrilling encounter.
All girls performed and represented the school outstandingly, huge well done to the girls.
U15 Girls Rugby Union
Congratulations to the U15 girls rugby union team who played their first full competitive rugby union 15 a side fixture against St. Peters and Pauls of Widnes.
The girls narrowly lost the game 20 - 10 against a very experienced side. The girls played some fantastic rugby after a nervy 5 minutes but grew into the game with confidence showing their skills both in attack and defence.
The girls have the chance to play in the remaining rugby union fixtures were they can progress to the next stage of the emerging schools competition.
Fantastic effort girls.
Table Tennis Success
Congratulations to the KS3 and KS4 table tennis teams who have qualified for the Merseyside competition later in the year. The KS4 teams won all their games and were crowned winners of the St. Helens tournament whilst out KS3 team finished Runners Up to Rainhill.
The KS3 only lost 1 match to Rainhill losing out in a close encounter.
Great achievement for both age groups who have hardly any practice leading up to the tournament.
Rugby Teams Hitting Form
The boy’s rugby teams are starting to hit some form again at the right time of the year. The boys have played a mixture of friendlies and cup games across both codes in last month.
Year 7 ran out comfortable winners against Cowley last week in a friendly winning the game 38 – 4. The boys play Sutton tomorrow before their games in the St. Helens Cup.
Year 9 boys have been the form team winning all their group games in the Rugby Union Lancashire Cup competition and are now through to the knockout stages of the quarter finals. The boys also beat Rainhill in the St. Helens cup Quarter finals 32 – 8 and now await to see who they face next.
Year 10 boy’s rugby team have also been in action over the last few weeks with a mixture of results. The boys beat Hope Academy in the quarter finals of the St. Helens Cup to reach the semi-final were they will face St. Cuthbert’s. The boys also played Cowley last week losing the game 20 – 16 in the last few seconds.
Year 7 Football Result
Congratulations to our year 7 boy’s football team who have progressed through to the next round of the Merseyside cup as they beat Birkenhead Park 8 – 2. The boys played some fantastic football and now wait to see who their next opposition will be.
New Extra Curricular Programme
Year 9 Rugby Union Winners
Congratulations to the year 9 boy’s rugby team who won another group game in the Lancashire Rugby Union competition last week. The boys beat Ormskirk High 52 - 14 to almost secure the place into the knockout stages of the competition after beating St. Margaret’s and Maricourt conceding the game.
After a slow start from Rainford it was Ormskirk who opened the scoring through a fantastic solo effort. Rainford pushed through the gears with the forwards laying a platform for the attacking backs to show their quality and after breaking the deadlock through a fantastic kick from Reece Briers to set up Harry Thomas. More tries then followed in the game with fantastic efforts from Dan Bolton, Isaac Backhouse x 2, Harry Thomas and Liam Gaskell all adding to their tallies.
Congratulations to all the lads involved.
Year 10 Basketball Winners
Congratulations to the year 10 basketball team who won and made it 4 out 5 for us at the St. Helens Competition. The year 10 join the 7's, 9's and 11's who have qualified as winners to represent St. Helens at the Merseyside Games stage later in the year.
Congratulations to Zak Cunningham, Evan Cunningham, Tom Preston, Daniel Hill, Daniel Lang and Mikolaj Kowalski.
KS3 & 4 Girls Badminton Winners
Congratulations to the KS3 and 4 girls badminton teams today who have won the St. Helens competition in both age groups. The girls by winning today have qualified for the next phase of the badminton competition later in the year at Edge Hill and will be seeded number one from the area.
Both the boys and girls ks3 and 4 teams won the St. Helens competition which has added to our fantastic trophy haul thus far this year.
Well done to all involved.
U13 Boys Indoor St. Helens Cricket Winners
Congratulations to our boys U13s indoor cricket team who have won the St. Helens Indoor Cricket Competition and will move on to the next stage of the competition.
The boys beat Rainhill, Hope and Haydock to be crowned winners of the tournament. The boys posted 87 against Rainhill, 104 against Hope and 102 against Haydock. The lads all round display was very impressive with some great bowling and fielding and the batting speaks for itself.
U13s Girls Rugby Success
Congratulations to our girls u13 rugby teams who were really successful at the latest emerging schools competition last week. We took two very competitive teams to play against 5 other schools at the tournament and both teams were brilliant.
Team 1 consisted of Kerrie, Beth, Lauren, Amelia, Ella, Molly, Erin and Keira won every game they played playing some fantastic attacking rugby and showing real commitment in defence to not let the other team score.
Try Scorers over the games for girls were Beth Topping, Kerrie Rose Evans and Amelia Norton.
Team 2 who consisted of Liz, Celine, Demi, Phoebe, Louisa, Eleanor, Kelsie and Lucy won 4 games, drew 1 and lost 1 that being to our team 1. The girls again showed some fantastic free flowing rugby with plenty of tries scored across the games.
Try Scorers were Celine, Liz, Phoebe, Demi, Kelsie, Louisa and Lucy.
Huge congratulations to all the girls involved.
Year 7 Netball Winners
Congratulations to our year 7 girls netball team who were crowned St. Helens winners last week at Sutton Academy.
The girls debuting for the first time at the St. Helens Central Venue showed off some fantastic skills both in attack and defence which helped them reach the final v Haydock High.
The girls beat Haydock in the final and have now qualified for the Merseyside competition later in the year. Well done girls.
Congratulations to our basketball teams who have won the St. Helens Central venue and will now progress on to the Merseyside Finals later in the year.
So far we have had success in the Year 11, Year 9 and Year 7 competitions and hope to make it 4 out of 5 this week with the year 10 competition.
Well done to all involved.
Congratulations to our KS3 and KS4 boys who attended the St. Helens Badminton Competition on Tuesday and won the tournament without losing a game in both of their competitions.
Both KS3 and 4 boys won their groups and have qualified for the Merseyside competition later in the year.
Congratulations to all involved.
Above picture Paddy Edmondson, Daniel McGibbon, Harry Thomas and Patrick Farron.
Below picture Jack Simm, John Nuttall, Cameron Ashley Jones & Matthew Fisher.
Girls Football Success
Congratulations to our U13 and U15 girls football teams who have qualified for the Merseyside Games later this year after a successful St. Helens competition. The U13 girls have qualified along with Cowley for the games after finishing 4th in the St. Helens tournament last week.
However the U15 girl’s football team went one better and won the St. Helen competition for their age group without losing a game. Both teams were very competitive on the night and played some good football which showed with the goals being scored.
U13 Girls Rugby Union Fixture Rearranged
U13s girls rugby union tournament has been rearranged for next Thursday 1st December and will be held at Southport Rugby Union.
The tournament will be due to start at 1:30pm and finish around 3:30pm. Students will be expected back at school for between 4:00 - 4:30pm.
Sports Round Up
It has been a very busy start to the new term with lots of extracurricular activities at lunch times and after school with pupils attending our clubs in big numbers which has been great to see.
The girls dance at lunch times and after schools lead by the female staff and Y11 student Jess Smith has been attended in big numbers with the girls picking up the dances really quickly. The girl’s routines are starting look really, really good.
Another well attended activity has been the lunch time badminton club with boys and girls coming over two days to enjoy playing something different as well as honing their skills to get better.
After school we have had a good start across the football, rugby and netball teams with all age groups well attended as well as recording some great wins.
Our 6th form football team have had a great start to their league campaign winning all their games and sitting at the top of the league.
Year 10 boys beat Hope Academy on Wednesday 22 - 18 to book a semi-final slot in the St. Helens Cup.
Year 7 and 9 boys rugby were undefeated in their emerging schools rugby union tournaments making a good start in that format of rugby.
U15 girl’s rugby union team won all their games at their emerging schools rugby tournament winning 4 out of 4, whilst the 2nd team who had a lot of girls who haven’t played rugby competitively did themselves proud in terrible conditions.
Year 11 Boys basketball won their St. Helens central venue competition and were crowned champions of St. Helens. The other age groups are still to follow.
Year 10 Boys football won their 7 a side St. Helens central venue at the start of the year with other year groups reaching the finals but getting edged out in the end.
New, New Extra-Curricular Programme
We have added more sports to our already packed extra - curricular programme. Come and give something new a try either at lunch or after school.
We look forward to seeing you guys.
Girls Rugby Results
Big congratulations to both our girls rugby teams who played Rainhill in a friendly at home.
The U13 girls ran out 9 - 2 winners scoring some fantastic tries and taking off where they left off from the rugby union festival the week before.
It was the first outing for the U15 girls team who have been training really well but needed a game to get back into the swing of things. The U15s game was a really good game which finished 6 - 6 all with both sides leaving nothing on the pitch.
The girls rugby union fixtures start again next week with the U15s tournament on Thursday 10th November at West Park with a 1:30pm start. The U13s girls follow the week after on Thursday 17th November with their tournament up at Widnes RU also with a 1:30pm start.
Keep up the hard work girls
Year 9 Boys Rugby Union
Congratulations to our Year 9 boys rugby union team who took part in their first emerging schools festival of the year which was held at Widnes RU.
The boys won 4 out 4 playing some entertaining rugby along the way. The boys have the U14 Lancashire schools rugby union competition to look forward to as well as rugby league competitions which are up for grabs.
Well done boys
Sports Round Up September
Congratulations to our Y10 boy’s football team who have won the St. Helens 7 a side football competition last week. The boys won all their games without conceding a goal throughout the tournament.
Congratulations to our U13 girls rugby union teams who played the first emerging schools competition last Thursday at Widnes rugby union.
Team 1 in their group beat St. Peters 3 - 2 and 5 - 0, Range 4 - 0 and 5 - 1. Team 2 beat St. Peters 4 - 1 both times and played Wade Deacon twice drawing 2 - 2 and losing 3 - 2. Both of our teams reached the final drawing it 4 - 4. Both teams played some fantastic rugby and are looking good to having some good success in the future.
Well done girls.
Our year 7 boys rugby team were also out for the first time playing in their St. Helens National Cup qualification tournament were the top 3 schools confirmed a place for this year’s competition. The boys again did themselves proud and manage to secure the 3rd spot in qualifying.
Well done to all involved.
Extra Curricular Programme: Winter 2016
Year 7 Sports Team Trials Next Week
Year 7 trials for the extra-curricular sports teams start next week with everyone welcome to come and try and out. The trial details are as follows with what kit is needed to take part;
Monday 12th September - Boys football team trials - Outdoor changing rooms - Astroturf - Full outdoor PE kit with trainers or astro trainers, shin pads.
Monday 12th September - Y7 Trials & All years girls netball training - Indoor changing rooms - Sport shall - Indoor PE kit with trainers, bring fleece just incase.
Tuesday 13th September - Boys rugby team trials - 6th form Changing rooms - Field- Full outdoor PE kit with boots (can wear a skin under rugby top to keep warm if needed, Head guard, gum shield, shoulder pads personal preference)
Tuesday 13th September - Girls rugby team training - Outdoor Changing rooms - Field -full indoor kit + fleece or jacket to keep warm in - boots or trainers needed.
Wednesday 14th September - Girls Football team training - Outdoor changing rooms - Astroturf - Full indoor PE kit with fleece or jacket to keep warm in - trainers, shin pads.
Welcome back, shown below are the rotations for our year 7, 8 and 9 boys and girls groups which will run from the start of September through to April. We are looking forward to seeing everybody back for a positive and successful year ahead.
We are currently working on our Winter Extra Curricular Programme and will advertised on our twitter page along with the website and our surrounding areas in school.
Summer Arts Evening
Congratulations to our all our dancers who took part in the Summer Arts evening to finish off a fantastic summer term from us in PE. Girls across all year groups took part in performing to a
packed crowd of 200 people in various dances which also involved performances from Music.
The girls who had been practising for months with the helping hands of Miss. Daniels and Miss. Rudge performed in groups, duets and individual across many styles of dances. The girls also raised money in the build up to fund t shirts for the evening.
Congratulations to all involved
EurOlympics Inter House
U13 Girls Rugby Union
Congratulations to the U13 girls rugby team who remained undefeated at the NW qualifiers yesterday at Widnes RU winning 4 of their games and drawing 1 finishing top of the group.
The girls played some fantastic free flowing rugby against some very good opposition scoring plenty of tries across the 5 games.
It has been a very successful year for the girls who have been very committed to their training and matches. Well done girls
U13 Girls Rugby Union
Congratulations to the U13s Girls Rugby team who won all their games at the Widnes 7 a side festival. The girls beat St. Peters & Pauls, Wade Deacon & OCA across their group games.
The girls played fantastically well and add this tournament win to their Merseyside festival and runners up in the North West festival in a fine season for the girls.
Well Done Girls
Year 7 Rugby Union Success
Congratulations to the year 7 boy’s rugby union team who have won the Lancashire All Schools Competition at Broughton Park in Manchester. The boys won all their games scoring 30 tries and conceding 0 all tournament.
It has been a fantastic year for the year 7 boys who have won the St. Helens Cup in Rugby League, reached the quarter finals of the national cup and now have added the Lancashire All Schools trophy to their impressive haul this season.
Congratulations to all involved.
Rainford U15s advanced to the quarter final of the Lancashire Schools Cricket competition with a convincing win against SFX College from Liverpool. SFX chose to bat first and were restricted to 31 runs in their 20 overs for the loss of 8 wickets. This was largely due to the bowling of Tom Preston who adopted the basic requirement of bowling straight on took 5 wickets for a paltry 4 runs.
In reply, Rainford captain Lewis Derbyshire allowed the players who had not bowled to bat first and it took only 15 balls to achieve the 32 runs needed for victory, Matthew Chan (10 not out) and Iain Fenney (8 not out) saw the boys home.
Rugby 9's Success
Congratulations to our year 9 and 10 rugby teams who were crowned champions at the annual St. Helens Rugby 9s competition this week. Both teams played exceptionally well beating both town champions and town finalists on route to picking up the trophy.
Both teams played some expansive rugby and was able to benefit from the extra space provided by the 9s competition format.
Massive congratulations to all involved.
Year 8 Merseyside Strike Golf Champions
Congratulations to a group of year 8 students who competed at the Merseyside Strike Golf competition which was held at Croxteth Park on Monday morning. Rainford students along with another 10 schools had to overcome a series of golf related obstacles and challenges scoring as many points on each challenge to hopefully be crowned winners at the end.
The boys and girls played fantastically well and conducted themselves brilliantly and posted a winning score of 183. The students are now Merseyside champions for the event which is a fantastic achievement.
Congratulations to all involved.
Merseyside Athletics Success
Congratulations to Elizabeth Greenall in year 7 who competed at the Merseyside County Athletic Championships which were held at Bebington Oval, Saturday 14 May 2016.
Elizabeth competed in the 70m sprint hurdles, gaining a new PB of 12.2 seconds and became the Merseyside Champion. She also came 2nd in the long jump with a recorded jump of 4.05m. She qualified for the 75m final and although came 4th, smashed her previous time to record 10.6 seconds.
100m and 200m County Champion
Congratulations to Beth Laidlaw in year 9 who won both the 100m and 200m races at the Merseyside County Championships held at the Oval, Bebington at the weekend. She is now the Merseyside County Champion in both events which is a fantastic achievement.
Massive congratulations Beth.
Year 8 Cricket Win
The boys had a convincing win at Cowley last Friday. Batting first, Rainford scored freely, led by captain Ben Evans (28) and Harry Thomas (27) who both retired to allow others to bat. After 16 overs Rainford were 123 for 1.
In reply, Cowley lost wickets steadily as a result of accurate bowling. In total 12 of the 13 players bowled and Cowley finished on 59 for 8 after their 16 overs.
Year 7 St. Helens Cup Rugby Champions
Congratulations to our Year 7 boys rugby team who have been crowned St. Helens Champions by beating De La Salle 14 - 4 in the final at Langtree Park. The game was the curtain raiser to the St. Helens v Salford Reds super league game and the game did not disappoint in a close, physical, entertaining encounter.
Tries from Dylan Nixon, Matthew Crehan and Will Jones and a goal added by Adam Smith secured the win for Rainford.
Congratulations to Mr. Makin & Mr. Skerry and all the year 7 boys who have been involved.
Congratulations to Katie Fairclough in year 9 who has been selected to play for the Great Britain Junior Women’s (Under 18s) team in the FIRS World Inline Hockey Championships in Italy in June 2016.
With less than two months to the Championships, Katie has received her GB kit and would like to say a big thank you to her coach Gary Holding, who is also playing in Championships.”
Jacob Kelly Year 7
Jake competed at the Richo Arena in Coventry on 16th April for the Trampoline and Tumbling Spring Series 1, it was the 1st of 2 competitions where gymnast compete with the aim of qualifying for the British Championships. Jake came 3rd overall and qualified for the British Championships which will be held at the Liverpool Echo Arena on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd July later this year.
Jake has already qualified for the British and his focus will be to improve on his score from Coventry. Jake has also received a letter from the British Gymnastics confirming he had been selected for the 2016 Tumbling National Junior Squad. The focus of the squad will be selection for junior international competition later this year, with the longer term aim of preparing for selection for the 2017 World Age Group competition in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Massive congratulations to Jacob.
Quad kids winners
Congratulations to our year 7 and 8 boys and girls quad kids’ teams who have won the St. Helens leg and will now progress onto the Merseyside Games Finals later in the year.
Both teams excelled on the day posting impressive results with the year 7 squad scoring 1591 and the year 8 team scoring 1639.
Congratulations to all involved on the day.
Year 7 rugby reach final
Congratulations to our year 7 boys’ rugby team who have reached the St. Helens Cup Final after beating Hope Academy 20 - 4 in the semi-final. The boys who have had a successful year so far reaching the quarter finals of the national cup competition, now have a chance of winning some silverware this Friday.
The boys will face De La Salle in the final at Saints on Friday and we wish them all the luck.
Well done boys
U13 Boys Cricket Result
Lancashire Schools Cricket Competition
The U13 team lost in the first round of the cup to a strong St Margarets team from Liverpool. St Margarets batted first and scored 119 for 2 after 20 overs. The only wickets were taken by Will Curran, and by Adam Hitchmough with an excellent run out.
In reply Rainford lost wickets regularly and were eventually all out for 66. Ewan Ashurst top scored with 13, and Adam Hitchmough scored 12.
Next Tuesday the U15s play their 1st round game against St Bede’s College, Manchester.
Summer Extra-Curricular 2016
Rebecca Marsh - Rowing
Congratulations to Rebecca Marsh in year 11 who competed at the National Scullers Rowing Head which was held at Eton Dorney Lake (the London 2012 Olympic rowing venue) on the 18th March.
Rebecca was part of the J16 Quadruple Sculls who came 3rd in the J16 in a strong and highly competitive field of crews representing Warrington Rowing Club.
Year 7 Rugby March On
Congratulations to the year 7 boys rugby team who have qualified for the semi-final of the St. Helens cup after beating Haydock 40 - 0 last week. The lads scored some fantastic team tries and will now face Hope Academy.
The boys are also playing St. Peter's in the quarter finals of the national cup this wednesday with the chance of playing at Wembley later in the year.
Year 7 & 8 Girls St. Helens Netball Winners
Congratulations to the year 7 and 8 girls netball teams who were crowned St. Helens winners at De La Salle a couple of weeks ago.
U13 Girls Rugby Union
Congratulations to the U13 girls rugby union team who finished runners up in the North West Emerging Schools tournament. The girls only lost one game all tournament and narrowly missed out on qualifying for the national tournament down South later in the year. It has been a successful year on the girls' rugby front with the girls' competiting across many tournaments and being very successful.
Y10 Boys Football St. Helens Cup Semi-final
Congratulations to the year 10 boys football team who reached the St. Helens Cup final v Rainhill after winning their semi-final 8 - 0. The boys will now play their final against Rainhill at Sutton Academy in a couple of weeks time.
Congratulations and good luck.
Year 8 Netball Merseyside Competition
Congratulations to the year 8 girls netball team who finished runners up in the Merseyside School Games Netball Tournament. The girls only lost 1 game all day which was the final to Wirral Grammar A.
The girls beat All Saints 21 - 0, Greenbank High 11 - 2, West Kirkby Grammar 12 - 5, Alsop 14 - 0, Wirral Grammar B 15 - 5 and Fazakerley 9 - 0 on their way to the final.
There was nothing between the two finalists with the final going to extra time with the game tied at 8 - 8. Wirral A eventually won the game but it was a fantastic effort and achievement from our girls to push the tournament favourites all the way.
Sport Relief 2016
6th Form Football Result
Congratulations to our 6th form football team who played our Danish exchange students at JMO sports park winning the game 1 – 0 with John Romano scoring the winning goal.
Congratulations to Katie Fairclough in year 9 who has been selected to play for the Great Britain Junior Women’s (Under 18s) team in the FIRS World Inline Hockey Championships in Italy in June 2016. Katie has been training with the Great Britain squad in preparation for the championships.
Boys Cricket Results
Congratulations to the U13s boys’ indoor cricket team who produced some fantastic performances to win their group in the Merseyside and South West Lancashire regional finals and have qualified for the County finals. The team members were: Ben Evans (captain), Harry Thomas, Adam Hitchmough, Joe Tabernacle, Ethan Noblett, Max Butler, Will Curran and Ewan Ashurst.
Congratulations to our U15 boys’ cricket team who won the St. Helens ‘Chance to Shine’ cricket competition and finished 3rd place in the Merseyside and South West Lancashire Regional finals.
Year 7 Boys Rugby League
Congratulations to our Y7 boys’ rugby league team who are through to the quarter finals of the Champion Schools National Rugby League Tournament after beating Fredrick Gent 30 – 4. The boys will now face St. Peters from Wigan with a chance of reaching the semi-finals of the national competition. We wish them all the luck.
U13 Girls Rugby Union Winners
Congratulations to our U13s girls’ rugby team who have progressed through to the North West rugby union tournament in March after successfully winning all of their games in the Merseyside tournament. The girl’s only conceded two tries all tournament which at that level is a fantastic achievement.
Former Student Rachel Woosey
Congratulations to former student Rachel Woosey who made her full England Women’s U20 debut against the British Army. England won the game 41 – 12 with Rachel scoring two tries in a side which gave 16 players their first caps.
Rachel has also been selected to play France U20s on Saturday 5th March at Esher Rugby Club. Massive congratulations and good luck to Rachel on her next game.
St. Helens cup football results
Congratulations to the Year 10 and Year 11 boys’ football teams who have won their respective St. Helens Cup matches this week.
The Year 10 team played against St. Augustines and won 4 – 2 with goals from James Bishop, Luke Clarke and two from Ross Trust. The team will now progress into the semi-finals.
The Year 11 team played earlier in the week at Cowley and, despite poor weather conditions, were comfortable 5 - 0 winners. Goals from Christian Cox, Bailey Morgan and a hat-trick from Tom Burrows secured the victory. They also will now progress to the next round.
Individual Achievement - Katie Fairclough
Congratulations to Katie Fairclough in year 9 who has been selected to play for the Great Britain Junior Women’s (Under 18s) team in the FIRS World Inline Hockey Championships in Italy in June 2016.
Katie whose passion for Ice Hockey comes from playing roller hockey for Glossopdale Devils in the under 12s and under 14s age groups. Katie also plays ice hockey.
Cowley fixture results
Congratulations to our boys year 7 football teams who beat Cowley A and B in a friendly last week. The boys A team won 7 - 0 and the B team won 5 - 1.
The year 8 boys rugby also travelled across to play their first full competitive rugby union fixture but were beaten 28 - 5 despite it being a close game up until the last 10 minutes.
Y7 Boys football training will continue on a Tuesday straight after school along with Year 8 boy’s rugby training on Monday’s dependant on weather.
Y7 & Y8 St.Helens Indoor Athletics Champions
Congratulations to our year 7 and 8 boys and girls indoor athletics teams who have won the St. Helens leg of the competition which was held at Sutton Academy. Our teams won the competition overall for both our year groups and will now continue onto the Merseyside leg later in the year.
Congratulations to all involved.
Girls Rugby Success
Congratulations to our girl's U13s and U15 rugby team who played a double header against Wade Deacon on Thursday and won both games.
Both games were very competitive and played in a fantastic manner with our U13s team winning 14 - 7 and our U15s winning by two tries in a high scoring game. This is a fantastic reward for the girl's who train every Monday and will help in the run in to the main competitions in the next few weeks.
Congratulations to all the girl's whose hard work along with the guidance from Miss. Rudge is paying off.
Girls Football Success
Congratulations to our girls U13 football team who won the Liverpool Fc Foundation tournament at Cowley a couple of weeks ago. The tournament which consisted of 6 teams The Heath A & B, Sutton, Rainhill, Cowley & Rainford had big rewards for the eventual winners of the tournament in playing the curtain raiser for the Liverpool Ladies first team at the Widnes Stobart Stadium.
The girls won 3 games and lost 2 which seen them book a place in the final against The Heath which they won 1 - 0.
Congratulations to the girls and good luck in the next stage of the competition.
Year 7 Boys Rugby March On
Congratulations to our year 7 boy's rugby league team who have moved through to the Carnegie National Cup Competition 2nd round beating Fredrick Gent 30 - 4.
It was a fantastic team performance from the boys which has now earned them a home draw against a welsh high school with the chance of reaching the last 16 of the competition.
A massive congratulations to all involved.
Year 9 Rugby Result
The year 9 rugby team travelled to Sheffield Hallam last week to play their national cup first round of the Carnegie Schools Cup. This was the first game since the boys finished 4th in the regional competition before Christmas. The boys had a slow start in the first half and went into half time trailing 16 - 4.
The boys showed real grit and determination in the second half to get the game back to within a try with some fantastic performances from Chris Witter, Edward Harrison and Sam Cookson. With the last play of the game Sam Cookson raced in to score with a successful conversion taking the game into extra time. Unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be as the conversion was pushed the wrong side of the posts. The boys were the better team in the second half but just couldn't get there after a long journey getting the better of them in the first half.
KS3 Table Tennis Winners
Congratulations to our KS3 Boys Table Tennis team who won the St. Helens Competition at Hope Academy last night. Four St. Helens Schools attended which included Cowley, St. Augustines and Rainhill High school along with ourselves.
The boys beat all the schools present which led them to being crowned champions and now progress onto the Merseyside Competition.
Congratulations to Ethan Bradshaw, Wes Brown, Jack Rogers and Aidan Thomson.
Year 7 and 9 Boys Rugby National Cup Information
Just a reminder that our year 7 and 9 boys rugby teams are in national cup action next week with the chance of reaching the quarter finals up for grabs for both teams.
Y7 are up first as they play on Tuesday 26th January against Frederick Gent from the midlands. The fixture will take place at JMO Sports Park, Skelmersdale WN8 8BX with kick off scheduled for 12:45pm.
Y9 boys will then travel on Thursday 28th January leaving school at 10:00am to Sheffield Hallam University S9 1UA where they will take on a Yorkshire team with a kick off time of 1:00pm.
Support is welcome for both games, with some room on the coach for parents of the Y9 game. If you are interested in joining us on the coach please email Mr.Halliwell in PE. [email protected]
Good luck boys
Year 7 Girls Netball Central Venue Results
Congratulations to our girl’s year 7 netball team who recently played their St. Helens Central Venue at Sutton winning 3 out of 4 games.
The girls beat St. Cuthbert’s 7-2, St. Augustine’s 12-0, Sutton 5-0 and narrowly got beat 3-2 off De La Salle. The girls are improving by each game they play and are looking to get better in their next set of fixtures.
Keep up the hard work girls, well done.
Year 7 Rugby March On
Congratulations to our year 7 boys rugby team who have reached the semi-final of the North West competition beating St. John Fisher 22 - 6 at home in the Quarter Finals. The boys were fantastic throughout the game with strong running from the forwards and some great finishing from the backs.
Man of the match went to Finn Ellis who was dominant throughout. The boys will now face St. Peters after christmas with a North West Final up for grabs at Widnes.
Year 7 & 9 Rugby National Cup Fixtures
Both Year 7 and Year 9 rugby are in action next week in the national cup competition. The year 7 team play their next round against St. John Fisher on Tuesday 15th December at home with a 2:00pm kick off.
The year 9 boys face current national cup champions St.Peters next Wednesday away with a 2:30pm kick off with the chance of reaching the regional finals in January. The year 9 boys have already qualified to the latter leg of the national cup with a win over last year's national runners up Deanary.
We wish both teams good luck.
Y9 Rugby National Cup Success
Congratulations to our Y9 rugby team who have progressed through to the regional semi-final of the national cup competition. The boys in tough conditions came from behind to beat Deanary of Wigan 18 - 14 and qualify for the final rounds of the national cup.
Rainford went into half time losing 14 - 0 performed a nearly perfect second half with tries from Sam Cookson and Ben Hutchinson x 2, with Danny Williams converting all the conversions to claim the win and progress us through to the next leg of the competition.
The boys play St. Peters of Wigan (Away) on Wednesday 16th December at 2:30pm with the opportunity of a regional final at Widnes Stobart Stadium. We wish them luck.
Congratulations to our girls badminton teams who played their St. Helens central venue last week with both KS3 & 4 turning out.
The KS4 team were crowned the St. Helens Badminton Champions whilst the KS3 finished runner's up. It has been a successful period for both boys and girls badminton with the KS3 boys being crowned St. Helens Champions a couple of weeks ago with the KS4 finishing runners up.
We have now qualified for the Merseyside championships later in the year.
Congratulations to all.
Netball Fixture Result v Cowley
Congratulations to our girls netball teams who played a central venue fixture against Cowley at Cowley last week. The girls won all 3 games with the Y7 team winning 3 - 1, Y8 17 - 0 and Y9/10 winning 26 - 2.
As you can see from the scores the girls played very well scoring many points across all 3 games. Our Y8 girls are back in action this Wednesday at their central venue at sutton.
Congratulations and good luck to the girls.
Past student sporting success
Congratulations to our former student Rachel Woosey who has been selected for England U18s 7's team who won the championship recently. Rachel is playing for Darlington Mowden Park which is in the top national division for women’s rugby.
Rachel was a fantastic school representative across a wide range of sports and a fantastic role model to the younger students. We wish her well and will be keeping tabs on her next steps.
Educate Awards 2015
Last week we attended the annual Educate Awards evening which was held at Liverpool Cathedral. This was the 3rd year in a row the department had been shortlisted for the 'Outstanding Commitment to School Sport in a Secondary School' with us bidding for the hat - trick of wins.
Unfortunately the team were edged at the final post this year with St.Margrets picking the winners award up for 2015, with Rainford finishing runners up. It has been a fantastic achievement over the last 3 years to be the winners in 2013, 2014 and to be runners up in 2015 in such a tough category. School sport is growing from strength to strength each year with more of our pupil’s successfully representing the school across a wide range of sports in extra-curricular and our sports leaders excelling in the community with our feeder primary schools.
We are very proud as a team and of the pupils who contribute and we will continue to carry on our ethos as a department and give our pupils the opportunity to express themselves through sport.
Thank you for the support
Special Event Sunday 29th November
Congratulations to our KS3 & KS4 badminton teams who competed at the St. Helens Tournament yesterday. Our KS3 team beat St. Augustine’s 3 - 2 and Rainhill 3 - 2 to win the competition and are through to the Merseyside Finals.
Congratulations Daniel Hill, Jack Rogers, Wes Brown, Harry Thomas and Paddy Edmondson.
Our KS4 team also finished 2nd with Cowley winning their competition.
Congratulations to all involved.
Year 8 Basketball Win
Congratulations to our Y8 Basketball team who beat Cowley at home last week in a central venue fixture. The boys got the chance to experience a full length game against Cowley winning the game 18 - 14.
Congratulations to all involved.
Year 10 Football Result
Well done to the Y10 boys who beat Rainhill in football on Tuesday in their league match 3 - 2. Goals from James Bishop, Luke Clarke and an OG from Rainhill secured the win for Rainford.
Year 9 Rugby Win
Year 9 boys rugby team beat St. Augustine’s on Tuesday night at home 28 - 12 in preparation for their Carnegie Cup game v Deanary next Thursday. After a sluggish start the lads played some very good rugby on a heavy pitch against a tough, tackling St. Augustine’s team.
Tries were scored by Ben Hutchison x 2, Danny Williams, Chris Witter & Jake Makin with Danny Williams kicking 4 goals from 5 on the night.
Special mentions go out to Brad Clarke, Tom Sephton, Ben Duffy and Sam Burrows for their performances on the pitch and to Danny Foster who made a fantastic textbook tackle late in the game.
U13 Girls Football March On
Congratulations to our U13 girl’s football team who have progressed through to the next round of the national cup with a win over Fallibroome Academy on Monday night.
The girls in tough weather conditions won the game 3 - 2 with goals from Caitlin Rigby and goal machine Hannah Pennington scoring another 2 goals. The girls are now waiting to see who they meet in the next round.
Jacob Kelly Year 7
Congratulations to Jacob Kelly in year 7 who came 2nd in the Yorkshire Tumbling Championships. Jacob who attends Wakefield's Gymnastic Club come on the radar at our open evening where he wasn't shy about showing his talents off on the trampolines that night and performed brilliantly to finish runner up in the competition in Yorkshire.
We will be keeping tabs on how he progresses in the future.
Congratulations Alex Eckley
Congratulations to Alex Eckley in year 12 who has signed on to St. Helens RLFC academy after a successful tour of Australia this year. Alex who is a highly committed sportsman and is a fantastic role model to our younger pupils in school was highly praised by coaches on the tour which seen him earn a contract with the Saints.
"Alex has made some fantastic developments in the last eight months," Academy head coach Derek Traynor said. "His attitude and thirst for learning saw him attack pre-tour training with such determination that he made all the staff sit up and take notice.
"This attitude saw him earn selection in the starting 13 for the first tour game, which was an amazing achievement for the youngest player who only turned 16 right at the end of August.
Throughout the tour Alex was an impressive character and he is well placed to continue his development at the next intense level of under 19s rugby.
"His contract is fully justified and a good reflection of the hard work his coaches on scholarship and at Pilks."
Congratulations to our Y7 Boys football team who beat Lord Derby Academy on Friday night in the Merseyside cup.
The boys won the game 5 - 0 with goals from George Brewer x 2, Max Butler, Finn Ellis and Oliver Filson.
The boys now await to see who they will play in the next round of the cup.
Our Y9 boy’s unfortunately lost to Birkdale on Friday losing the game 3 - 2. Birkdale took the lead 1 - 0 into half time before a Sam Cookson double in the second half gave Rainford a lead for a short time before eventually getting beat at full time.
Rugby Union Results
Congratulations to the year 8 rugby union team who were undefeated at the emerging schools competition round held at Widnes RU. The boys beat De La Salle 26 - 0 and St. Peter's and Paul's 31 - 0 in their round robin.
Congratulations also goes out to the U13 girls team who were unbeaten beating De La Salle, OCA, Haydock and St. Peter and Pauls.
Congratulations to all
Y10 / 11 Netball Win
Congratulations to our Y10/11 girls netball team who won their St. Helens Central Venue on Wednesday evening.
The girls beat St.Cuthberts A and B team, Rainhill, Cowley and De La Salle to win the competition.
Congratulations to all girls involved.
Year 8 St.Helens Cup Win
Congratulations to our year 8 boys rugby team who beat Haydock last night in the St. Helens Cup at home 30 - 12.
Tries came from Liam Gaskell x 2 ,Harry Thomas and Ellis Eastwood x 2 with Reece Briers kicking 5 out of 5 goals.
The boys now await to see who they will face in the next round of the cup.
We have updated our fixtures for the upcoming weeks so keep checking the notice boards and the fixtures page on our website for kick off times.
Year 9 Basketball Central Venue
Congratulations to our year 9 boys basketball team who represented the school in the first basketball central venue of the year held at Cowley.
The boys did fantastically well winning 3 games and losing 1 game to Cowley A by 1 point. They finished 2nd on the night out of all the St. Helens Schools and will hope to defend title later in the year.
Fantastic effort and well done.
Girls Netball Fixture v Range High School
Congratulations to our year 9 and 10/11 netball teams who competed in a tough netball fixture away at Range High School. All teams played exceptionally well with some fantastic goals being scored.
Year 10/11 encountered a very close match but won 7- 6 and both year 9 teams only lost by one goal.
Special mentions goes to Libby Wright who played up in the year 10 / 11team.
Training is every Tuesday with Miss. Daniels, Mrs. Kerr and Miss. Maguire.
Well Done Girls
U13 Girls Football National Cup v All Hallows College
Congratulations to our U13 Girls football team who beat All Hallows College 4 - 0 to progress through to the next round of the National competition.
The girls played fantastically well with special mentions going out to Hannah Pennington who scored 3 fantastic goals and an unfortunate own goal secured the win for Rainford.
The girls are now waiting to see who they are up against next.
Well Done Girls.
Girls Rugby League Results v Haydock
Congratulations to our girls rugby teams who were out in action v Haydock at Haydock on Tuesday night.
Year 8 / 9 were narrowly edged out in the final minutes losing a fantastic game of rugby 7 - 6 whilst the year 7 team played fantastically well and won their game 8 - 3. The girls are improving week by week and are starting to understand the game a lot more.
Training is on Mondays with Miss. Rudge 3:15 - 4:30pm and is open to any girls.
Well done girls
U13 Girls Rugby Union Debuts
Congratulations to our U13s girls rugby union team who made their debuts at the rugby union Emerging Schools competition on Thursday night. The girls are very new to the sport and put in solid performances both in attack and defence.
The year 8 team who were undefeated in 3 matches beating Wade Deacon 7 - 0, OCA 4 - 0 and drew with De La Salle 4 - 4. Special mentions to Elouise Dry, Alana Hesketh and Kerrie Evans.
Our year 7 team played two games drawing against Wade Deacon & losing to St. Peter and Paul.
The girls train every Monday and is open to everyone for u13s and u15s with Miss Rudge.
Year 11 Basketball
Congratulations to our Year 11 basketball team who beat De La Salle in the first of the St. Helens Central Venue basketball matches. The lads played a full 4 quarter basketball game and won 34 - 23.
National Cup Rugby League
Congratulations to our year 7 and year 9 boys rugby teams who have made it through to the next round of the north west leg of the national competition. Both teams have made it through to the quarter finals after beating Wade Deacon on Wednesday night.
The year 7 game was a very close encounter with the game only being settled in the last few minutes with a fantastic try from Ethan Hill in the corner after a well worked move. The opening try was scored from Dylan Nixon from a blind side scrum move. The game was played in fantastic spirit with both teams showing their qualities in both defence and attack but it was Rainford who edged it 10 - 8.
The Year 9 game was the total opposite in terms of a high scoring affair with some fantastic individual scores. Special mentions go out to Sam Cookson, Chris Witter, Ed Walton, Danny Williams and Man of the match Jake Makin for being the stand out performers. The game was end to end with both teams exchanging tries before Rainford built a lead only for Wade Deacon to get back in the game to a 6 point difference. Strong running from Brad Clarke, Ben Duffy & Scott Drennan helped the team score again and secure a 46 - 34 win.
U13 Girls Football Merseyside Result
Congratulations to the U13 girl's football team who beat Ridgeway high school 5 - 0 in the Merseyside cup and will progress through to the next round.
Goals from Hannah Pennington x 2 and Willow Shaw x 2 and an own goal from ridgeway secured the win.
Girls Rugby League Success
Congratulations to our year 7/8 and 9/10 girl’s rugby team who played their first rugby match on Wednesday at home to Haydock with both teams winning in competitive fixtures.
Both teams played fantastically well on their first competitive fixture with some impressive individual performances.
The girls train every Monday and the training is open to everyone who is willing to try. Training starts straight after school and finishes at 4:30pm.
Well done girls
Year 7 Rugby Merseyside Winners
Congratulations to the year 7 boy’s rugby team who were winners of the Merseyside Emerging schools rugby union event last Thursday. The boys were undefeated in the tournament without conceding a try in all their matches.
The boys will now wait to see where they will play their next tournament in the competition. Fantastic achievement.
GIRLS FOOTBALL RESULT
A huge well done to our U16 girls football team who progressed to the next round of the Merseyside Cup beating Savio in Bootle 4 - 0. Goals from Chloe Fairclough x 2, Rebecca Duffy and Rachel German secured the win.
Our year 8 and 9 boy’s football teams kicked off our football season with 2 friendly victories at Cowley. Year 8s won 16 - 4 with Sam Currie scoring 9 goals the highlight of that game and Year 9s winning 5 - 0.
Both teams will be hoping to take this form into the St. Helens 7 a side tournaments which run over the next few weeks.
Congratulations to both teams.
KS3 Rotations Updated
We have updated our KS3 activity rotations in the curriculum tab under PE. Here you will find your activities for indoor and outdoor lessons through to Easter. They will also be pinned up around the PE department.
Winter Extra Curricular Programme 2015
Shown below is our new winter Extra- Curricular programme which will start from next Monday. The first sessions will be used for Year 7 trials with all years being able to train the week later.
Year 7 trial days are on the days shown below;
Monday - Rugby both boys and girls (meet at outdoor changing rooms).
Tuesday - Boys Football (meet at outdoor changing rooms).
- Girls Netball (Indoor Sportshall changing rooms).
Wednesday - Girls Football (All years).
Thursday - Basketball (Indoor Sportshall at Dinner time).
Keep look out in and around the PE department for fixture updates and training night times.
We have joined YouTube
We have finally joined the world that is YouTube. The school page is Rainford high school and all you have to do is follow and share to see some of the fantastic activities our pupils have the opportunity to participate in.
We will be using the page to show various videos of students competing in events during school and outside of school.
The link is shown below
Town Sports Champions - 13th In A Row
Yesterday was another fantastic day as we were crowned champions for the 13th time in a row at the town sports athletics event. The event again was held at Robin Park at Wigan with all St. Helens high schools turning out in force.
In the junior event the boys finished 3rd and the girls finished 2nd in their overall events. Our inter boys and girls went one better with the boys finishing 2nd and the girls finishing 1st. Senior boys and girls both went one better winning both finishing first in their age group. Which made us overall boys winners, overall girls winners and overall schools champions.
Below is a list of students who were crowned town champions in their events;
George Asson - Y.11 100m, 200m & Relay Champion (New Town Records), Ella Barton Y.11 (100m, 200m & Relay Champion), Erin Makin Y.10 (400m & Long Jump Champion), Meg Lang Y.10 (Shot Putt & Triple Jump Champion), Meg Lang, Erin Makin (Y.10), Ella Barton & Grace Fazakerley (4x100m Relay Champions), George Asson, Chris Lamb, Joe Whitfield & Adam Woosey (4x10m Relay Champions), Adam Woosey - (800m Champion), Chris Lamb Y.10 - (Javelin & High Jump Champion), Kofi Wheatley Y.10 - (Triple Jump Champion), Beth Laidlaw Y.8 (200m Champion), Alex Barnsley Y.9 (800m Champion), Megan Barnsley Y.9 (1500m & Long Jump Champion),Daniel Dobson Y9 (400m Champion), Alana Hesketh Y7 (Shot Putt Champion), Oscar Gordon Smith (Shot Putt Champion), Daniel McGibbon (High Jump Champion)
It was a fantastic effort and achievement by everybody involved and we as a department are very proud of all the students and their success.
Congratulations to our cheerleading squad the 'Rainford Hurricanes' who entered their first competition in Birmingham on Sunday and won.
The squad which is made up of year 7 and 8 girls and are coached by Olivia Hodds, Rebecca Perkins & Antonia Winstanley-Betridge from year 10 along with Miss Maguire. The girls travelled down to Birmingham were they took part in the West Midlands Regional Competition at the Doug Ellis Sports Centre.
The girl’s routine which lasted 2 minutes had to incorporate many aspects from appearance, stunts performed and timing of routine.
Massive congratulations to all involved. A video will be posted of the girl’s performance.
Here is the link to the performance from our YouTube page;
Congratulations to Adele Barnes who is continuing her success in water polo with her selections for Liverpool and the Northwest team.
In April, Adele was selected to play for Liverpool in the 16U National Age Group Championship were they came 3rd.Last weekend she was part of the North West team who was competing at the U15 Inter Regionals were they came 2nd.
Congratulations to Adele and we will be keeping an eye on her future progress.
Golf update - Lauren Green
Congratulations to Lauren Greene in year 10 who finished 2nd in the Lancashire Schools Golf Championships last Wednesday at Chorley Golf Club.
Lauren who finished 2nd 5 shots more than the eventual winner posted a competitive score of 81.
It's a fantastic achievement for Lauren and we are very proud of what she has achieved and is going to be one to watch going forward.
Past student sporting success
Congratulations to past students Paul Howard & Conor Coady for their recent successes in golf and football.
Paul, won his first professional golf title four month after leaving the amateur ranks winning the Hotelplanner.com PGA Europro Tour's Paul Lawrie Foundation Granite City Classic at Newmachar Scotland.
Conor, a professional footballer for Huddersfield Town in the Championship was pencilled in to be attending the annual school's sports presentation were he was due to give awards out to students and give a talk, had to miss the evening due to a big money transfer. Huddersfield town accepted a fee for Connor from Wolves meaning he had to travel for a medical and sign on the dotted line.
We wish them both well and will be following both closely.
Link to read more about Conor Coady's move.
Cricket Fixture Cancelled
Tonight's cricket fixture for year 9 boys has been cancelled due to the weather. The game will be rearranged at some point in the near future.
Year 9 Rugby Final Tuesday 16th June
Congratulations to the year 9 boy’s rugby team who have reached the St. Helens Cup final v Haydock High on Tuesday 16th June 2015 at Langtree Park home of St. Helens RLFC.
The boy’s game will be kicking off at 6:45pm straight after the year 7 final. The boys selected for game need to meet outside Langtree Park no later than 5:45 for entry to the player’s dressing room at 6pm.
Parents and Spectators are allowed to attend and it would be fantastic to have support on the night.
Year 9 Cricket Success
Year 9 Cricket
In round 2 of the Lancashire Schools Cup competition Rainford, without Captain Ben Hemingway, hosted Parrs Wood School. Parrs Wood were asked to bat and never coped with our accurate bowling attack and excellent catching. They were all out for 29 in 14.1 overs with Dominic Francis (3 wickets for 2 runs) the pick of the bowlers. In reply, openers Cameron Ashley-Jones (18no) and Ellis Taylor (5no) made short work of the run chase, finishing the game in just 4.1 overs.
Tougher challenges lie ahead for the boys, but improvements in fielding were pleasing and a key element of this success.
Sports Presentation 2015
Our annual Sports Presentation has been confirmed for Thursday 2nd July 2015 were we will be celebrating another very successful year. The event will take place at Ruskin Leisure, St. Helens WA10 6RP evening will start at 7:00pm and will finish at 9:00pm.
The night will be a celebration to individual and team successes throughout the year were team awards, sports ties & special awards will be presented on the night.
We will also have a sport related raffle & a guest speaker on the night. The night sells out very fast and with only 200 tickets available we have to conduct it on a first come first served basis.
Tickets will be on sale from Monday 1st June 2015 where a letter needs to be picked up from the Mr.Halliwell in the PE Department. Tickets are priced at £3 and a maximum of 3 people can attend with flexibility given to small children.
Thanks & we look forward to seeing you.
Year 9 Boys Success
Congratulations to our Year 9 Boys football & rugby team on their successes this week.
The boys beat Hope Academy in the St. Helens football final 6 - 0 at Sutton Academy on Tuesday night to be crowned St. Helens champions for the third consecutive year.
Goals from Josh Simm x 2, James Bishop x 2, Ross Trust x 2
Daniel Harrison, Luke Clarke, James Bishop, Luke Hall, Callum Woods, Ben Hemmingway, Wes Joyce, Ross Trust, Matthew Chan, Marcus Newton, Ben Lawlor, Connor Costello, Cameron Ashley Jones, Josh Taylor Stacey, Josh Simm, Luke Dower.
The year 9 boys rugby team who also had similar success in their semi-final beating Hope Academy 33 - 30 with a hard fought victory to reach the St. Helens Cup final against Haydock.
It was a fantastic team performance with special mentions going to the two year 8 teams who played up Sam Cookson who scored a length of the field try & Ben Hutchinson for some strong running and tough tackling.
Josh Simm x 2, Tom Romano x 2, Sam Cookson x 1 & Alex Bailey x 1
Tom Romano, Sam Cookson, Ben Hutchinson, Jake Kinrade, Danny Harrison, Andy Williams, Joe Ravenscroft, Jason Boardman, James Baldwin, Alex Bailey, Josh Simm, George Ball, Adam Bluck, Michael Davies & John Tyson.
Former Students Flying High
Former Student Ashley Hodson is having a fantastic start to her Liverpool football career. After being named in Liverpool Ladies first team squad this season, Ashley has gone on to be selected for England U23 ladies team beating Sweden 3 – 1 in her first u23 cap match. Ashley is currently side-lined with a knee injury but we wish her a speedy recovery & all the best for her future football career, we’ll definitely be keeping watch.
Another former student in Tim Chow is also having similar success to Ashley plying his trade at Wigan Athletic. Tim joined Latics as a 10-year-old and progressed through the youth ranks into the Under 18s and Development Squad, winning the Michael Millett Youth Team Player of the Year award and captaining both sides along the way.
Chow worked hard in the Development Squad, but had to bide his time for a first team chance, making his debut as a second half substitute against Millwall in April 2015.
Initially told he would be free to leave the club at the end of the 2014/15 season, newly appointed manager Gary Caldwell added the St. Helens based midfielder to his first team squad and subsequently handed him his first senior start and home debut against Brighton & Hove Albion on 18 April.
Chow made it a debut to remember, scoring inside the 26th minute during Latics' 2-1 victory.
A Big Thank You
We would like to say a big thank you to our sponsors who sponsored the girl’s u15s rugby team for the national tournament down in London.
Warren Aspinall from North West Waste Consultants sponsored polo shirts & Nick Mussell and Emma Day from NS Connections Ltd sponsored the girl’s hoodies & bags.
We are very grateful as the girls really looked the part with all their team wear on and give the girls a real feel good factor.
Good Luck Girls
Good luck to our Girl's U15 Rugby Union team who are competing at the National Competion at the weekend down in London. The girls will play a series of group games with the chance of playing the semi finals on the hallowed turf of Twickenham if they finish in the top 4.
The girls visited Sale Sharks on Wednesday night for a tour of their training facilities and had a light training session with one of the clubs coaches. The girls loved the experiance and we would like to thank them for the opportunity.
Good Luck Girls.
Congratulations to Cameron Ashley-Jones who has been selected for the Lancashire Tennis Squad over the weekend in the County Cup. As well as Lancashire, Cameron represents school and Rainford Tennis Club.
We will keep a close eye on how he gets on. Well Done Cam!
Extra Curricular Programme: Summer 2015
Below is our new summer extra curricular programme which starts on Monday 4th May. You can find it around the school on the screens, on the website & around the PE department.
Keep checking the fixtures board & website for any upcoming competitions.
U15 Girls Rugby Union National Finalists
Congratulations to our U15 girls who have qualified for the national finals day in Richmond on Saturday 9th May with the prospect of playing the national final at Twickenham in the afternoon.
The Girls beat everybody who was put in front of them at Broughton Park in Manchester to reach the National finals, one step further than the girls reached last year.
The Girls have been sponsored by O2, North West Waste Consultants & Agent Marketing for hoodies, polo’s, shorts & bags for the finals weekend.
Good Luck & Massive Congratulations to all the Girls involved.
Year 9 Boys Football Finalists
Congratulations to the Year 9 Boys football team who have reached the St. Helens Cup Final for the 3rd year in a row.
The boys beat Rainhill High School 2 - 0 in the semi-final to reach the final for the third time in a row.
Goals from Ben Lawlor & Luke Clarke secured the win in difficult conditions in a good all round team performance.
Congratulations to our U13 Girls football team who finished runners up in the St.Helens Tournament losing out on penalties to Cowley in the final.
The girls won every game leading up to the final against Cowley not conceding a goal. The final finished 0 - 0 with Cowley beating us 3 - 1 on penalties. Highlight of the tournament was a stunning long range effort from Ellie Sheperd in the semi-final lobbing the keeper.
Y7 Merseyside Indoor Athletics
Congratulations to our Y7 Boys Indoor Athletics team who won the Merseyside Indoor Athletics tournament at Kingsway Leisure Centre in Widnes.
The boys finished top after accumlating the most points in the track and field events.
Our Y7 & 8 Girls both finished 8th overall in their event.
Congratulations to all.
Merseyside Netball Tournament
Congratulations to our Y7 and Y8 Girls who represented the school at the Merseyside Games tournament at Wirral Grammar.
The girls had progressed through the St. Helens Tournament as winners and would representing St. Helens at the Merseyside Tournament. The year 7 girls finished 5th just outside the playoff places for 1 - 4. Whereas the year 8 girls made it through to their playoffs were they won their 3rd v 4th playoff game and finished in 3rd overall.
Congratulations to both sets of girls.
Year 8 pictured above with their bronze medals.
Year 7 & 8 North West Rugby Union Finals
Congratulations to our Y7 & 8 Rugby Union teams who reached the North West Emerging School Finals which was held at Blackburn Rugby Union.
Both sets of players were fantastic on the day with the year 7 boys finishing 3rd in their group despite carrying a lot of injuries in the final few games the boys battled through to the end.
The year 8 boys were very unlucky finishing 2nd overall on tries scored losing the tournament to East Manchester despite staying unbeaten. The boys beat West Derby 3 - 0, Montgomery High 7 - 0, Alder Grange 4 - 0, St. Pats 3 - 0 and drawing 2 - 2 with East Manchester.
It was a fantastic achievement from both teams finishing 2nd & 3rd across the whole of North West.
Merseyside Table Tennis Tournament
KS3 & KS4 boys progressed to the Merseyside Table Tennis Tournament which was held at Halton Stadium in Widnes after progressing through the St. Helens Tournament as winners.
The Merseyside leg had 16 schools competing in each of the boy’s age groups all vying to be crowned Merseyside winners. Our KS3 boys finished 7th out of 16 narrowly losing out on count back for a top 4 playoff spot. The boys won the spirit of the games of award which was voted by the other schools who competed.
Our KS4 finished 4th out of 16 all impressing and holding their own against some very good county players from other schools.
Congratulations to James Cawley, Bailey Morgan, Aaron Carman & Alex Virton in KS4 and Cameron Ashley Jones, Jack Rogers, Zac Cunningham & Ethan Bradshaw in KS3.
Girls U15 Rugby Union Success
Congratulations to our Girls U15s Rugby Union team who yesterday were crowned Lancashire Champions at West Park Rugby Club. The girls were unbeaten on the day beating all that was put in front of them playing 6 and only conceding 1 try all tournament.
This is a fantastic achievement and shows how far the girls have come on from last year where they were beaten in the final.
The girls still have lots to look forward to as well as they are playing in the National Girls programme at Broughton Park, Manchester on Friday 27th March with a place at England’s National Stadium up for grabs.
For their efforts yesterday, including winning a trophy the girls also won tickets for an England world cup game in the summer.
Massive congratulations to Hope McConnell, Libby Noone, Lauren Marshall, Rebecca Scott, Georgia Simm, Annie Darlington, Erin Makin, Chloe Fairclough, Jade Sparrow, Lauren Prescott, Charlotte Cherry, Emily Backhouse, Chyna Hampson & Clodagh Jordan.
Year 7 Netball Success
Congratulations to our Year 7 Girls Netball team who won their St. Helens central venue tournament to book a place at the Merseyside Competition along with our Year 8's and 9s.
The girls scored a whopping 54 goals and only conceded 5 all tournament which was held at De La Salle. The girls were unbeaten beating Sutton 13 - 0, Cowley 10 - 1, Rainford 11 - 0, Haydock 11 - 1 & De La Salle 11 - 3.
Congratulations to all the girls who was involved, taking our trophy haul to 10 with a lot of tournaments still to come.
Table Tennis Success
Congratulations to our KS3 & KS4 table tennis teams who won their St.Helens tournaments last week. The boys will now move onto the Merseyside Youth Games in a couple of weeks where they will come across schools from all over Merseyside.
Congratulations to Cameron Ashley Jones, Ethan Bradshaw, Jack Rogers & Zac Cunningham for our KS3 team aswell as our KS4 team to James Cawley, Bailey Morgan, Alex Virton & Alexi Mellor.
Massive congratulations to our boy’s basketball teams as 3 year groups made the final, winning 2 out of the 3 matches bringing in more silverware into what’s becoming a very successful year.
Both Year 7 and 9 were crowned champions of St. Helens tournament after beating Sutton Academy & St.Augustine’s in their finals.
Year 8 played Haydock unfortunately losing their final finishing runners up out of all the St. Helens Schools cannot be underestimated.
Congratulations to all the boys who represented the school impeccably
Liam Gaskell, Danny McGibbon, Tom Mitchell, Harry Thomas, Sol Jones, Harry Nimbley, Matty Wood
Zac Cunningham, Evan Cunningham, Ben Ambage, Natari Raven, Will Penketh, Danny Lang,Mikolaj Kowalski
Callum Woods, James Bishop, Matthew Chan, Jake Kenrade, Ben Hemingway, Max Kilshaw, Connor Costello-Dawson, John Tyson
Congratulations to the year 8 rugby team who beat St.Augustines 46-14 on Tuesday night. St.Augustines beat us last year in the semi - final of the St. Helens cup so this result shows how much the team has improved from last year.
It was great team performance with special mentions in attack going to Chris Witter scoring 3 and Sam Cookson for scoring 2 length of the field tries. Special mentions in defence go to Jake Makin, Edward Harrison, Will Penketh & Sam Burrows.
Year 9 played Cowley on Wednesday night winning the game 18 - 14 but they didn’t have it their own way. Cowley sprung to a 10 - 0 lead within the first 10 minutes but as the game went on Rainford gained in confidence and controlled the game running out eventual winners. Two tries from Josh Simm & 1 from James Bishop with debutant Owain Able kicking 2 goals from the touchline to ensure Rainford won. It was a massive team performance with each individual contributing in either attack or defence.
U15s Girls Rugby Union Success
Congratulations to our U15 Girls Rugby Union team as they progressed through to the North West Competition after they won the Merseyside leg of the national competition.
The girls were undefeated at this leg of the competition which shows the standard of rugby the girls are playing.
The girls will now travel to Broughton park in Manchester hoping they can go one step further than last year in the tournament with the end goal of reaching Twickenham.
Congratulations to Emily Backhouse, Chloe Fairclough, Georgia Simm, Erin Makin, Hope McConnell, Libby Noone, Annabel Darlington, Rebecca Scott, Charlotte Cherry, Lauren Prescott & Jade Sparrow.
St.Helens Cup Football Success
Congratulations to our year 10 boy’s football team who have progressed again on to the next round of the St. Helens Cup after knocking out De La Salle 2 - 1 away from home.
Goals came from James Cawley & Joe Westerside and continue their good run of form across the St. Helens Competitions.
We would like to thank Sportswear International for their sponsoring of the new Adidas kit shown above.
It’s been a busy few weeks on the rugby front with teams representing the school across both codes.
Our Year 7 & 8 boys teams have qualified for the Lancashire All Schools finals in Blackburn after winning there Merseyside leg at Liverpool St. Helens where they will faces schools from across Merseyside, Greater Manchester and North Lancashire.
Year 7, 8 & 10 played a fixture at Cowley on Tuesday with Year 7 and 8 narrowly getting beat by a single try and our 10s unfortunately getting beat convincingly against a very good Cowley team.
However, there is plenty to look forward to as the St. Helens Cup is in full swing again with 7s, 8s, 9s and 10s in the semi-finals vying for a final spot at Langtree later in the year. Year 7 & 8 have fixtures against St.Augustines & year 9 have a fixture against Cowley.
We wish them the best of luck.
Congratulations to our Year 8 & 9 girls who finished runners up and first in their St.Helens Netball Tournaments and now will represent St.Helens at the Merseyside stage.
The year 9 girls beat St.Augustines 3 - 0, Haydock 5 - 0, Cowley 5 - 0 and drew with Rainhill 1 - 1 to win the tournament.
Congratulations to Mattea Jay Oliver, Caitlin Scott, Charlotte Cherry, Louise Cherry, Saffron Arnold, Emily Cunliffe, Lauren Marshall & Michelle Griffiths.
Our Year 8 girls beat St.Augustines 6 - 0, Haydock 4 - 3, Rainhill 9 - 0 and got beat off cowley in the final game 4 - 3 to finish runners up in the tournament but will still progress to represent at the Merseyside stage.
Congratulations to Sophia Pye, Holly Cooper, Amelia Watterson, Libby Wright, Imogen Calderbank, Sam Cawley, Lowis Brisco & Abi Metcalfe.
Well Done Girls
Indoor Cricket Success
Congratulations to the Year 7 & 8 cricket team who won the St.Helens leg of the Indoor Cricket Competition to progress on to the regional finals.
The boys beat Cowley, St.Cuthberts & Rainhill in the final to progress on to the next stage.
Congratulations to Tom Preston (C), Danny McGibbon, Tom Mitchell, Adam Hitchmough, Harry Thomas, Ben Evans, Joe Tabernacle, Harry Nimbley & Lance Houghton.
Indoor Athletics Success
Congratulations to our Year 7 & 8 boys and girls Indoor Athletics teams who competed at the St. Helens leg of the annual Sainsbury’s School Games.
The Year 7 Girls finished 1st and the Boys 2nd place in their indoor competition meaning that we won the St. Helens Leg Overall for year 7.
Our Year 8's were up in the afternoon session and we had another superb display from our boys and girls with the girls finishing 2nd & the boys finishing 3rd meaning that we had a clean sweep overall on the St. Helens leg.
Both Years produced fantastic performances and represented the school impeccably and will now move on to the next round of the school games.
Well Done All
Fixtures & Training CANCELLED!
Due to weather conditions tonights Girls Rugby Union Training is cancelled as well as the Year 9 Boys Basketball Central Venue at Sutton High. Fixtures & Training will be re-arranged.
Year 8 Netball Central Venue Results
Congratulations to our year 8 girl’s netball team who won 3 games and drew 1 game at their second St. Helens Central Venue at Sutton High.
The girls beat Hope Academy, Sutton Academy and Rainhill High school as well as drawing with Cowley to remain undefeated on the night. The girls now have to wait to find out if they have made the final which will also be held at Sutton High.
The girls played some fantastic netball and represented the school fantastically on the night.
Well done girls
Basketball Central Venue
Congratulations to our Year 7 boys who won all their games at the latest St.Helens basketball central venue at Sutton High. The boys beat Cowley A & B, Sutton Academy, St.Cuthberts & Haydock to progress on to the finals later in the year.
Big Congratulations go to Daniel McGibbon, Harry Nimbley, Harry Thomas, Solomon Jones, Thomas Mitchell, Ethan Noblett, Joseph Ormesher, Liam Gaskell, Jack McCairn & Lewis McCairn.
Special mentions to Zac & Evan Cunningham for helping with training & fixtures with the team.
We have had a very busy week on the sporting front with our netball teams competing in central venue fixtures in the St. Helens cup tournament & a fixture against Liverpool College.
Rainford hosted Liverpool College in fixtures involving Year 7, 8 & 9. Year 7A won 5-4, 7B lost 2-1, 8A won 5-3, 8B won 3-1 & year 9 won 4 - 2 on a successful night for the girls.
Our Year 7 girls competed in their St. Helens Central Venue on Wednesday winning all their games on the night. The girls beat Rainhill 5 - 1, Haydock 7 - 2, DLS 9 - 2, Hope 9 - 1, Cowley 8 - 2 & Sutton 9 - 1 to make it a clean sweep of victories.
Congratulations to all the girls who took part over both nights representing the school impeccably.
Congratulations to our Year 10 & 11 Girls badminton team as they beat Rainhill High to progress into the next round of the Center Parcs National Championships for badminton. The girls played a mixture of singles & doubles and won the overall fixture 5 - 0.
Phoebe Machin & Amy Stanford won their singles matches with Phoebe winning 21 - 11 & Amy winning 21 - 7.
We had doubles success on the night as well with Emma Coulson & Lydia Wood winning 21 - 10 in their doubles match, Amy Stanford & Lydia Wood won their doubles fixture 21 - 16 & Phoebe Machin & Emma Coulson teamed up to win 21 - 7.
Water Polo Star of the Future.
Year 10 student Adele Barnes started playing water polo at her local swimming club in Liverpool and her talent for the sport was spotted by her coach. She went for trials and was selected for the North West squad and has progressed to the National team. She has represented Great Britain at her age in Hungary against the best teams in Europe. This is an outstanding achievement and a tribute to her talent and hard work in the pool.
She is also starring as Sandy in the school’s upcoming performance of Grease. We wish her all the best as she manages to balance her school commitments with her acting duties and training camps.
Congratulations to Hannah Kelly in Year 7 who won gymnastic medals at a competition at Flic Flac gymnastics centre. Hannah competed against other gymnasts in 4 areas, floor, range & conditioning, vault & bars.
Hannah finished 1st in her floor routine, 3rd in range & conditioning as well as her vault and finished 4th in bars.
Fantastic achievement Hannah, Well Done.
Educate Award Winners For Outstanding Commitment To School Sport In A Secondary School
Rainford High’s PE Department are celebrating a second consecutive victory at the Annual Educate Magazine Awards, held at Liverpool Cathedral on Friday 21st November. The PE department followed up their 2013 victory by once again being crowned Winners in the Outstanding Commitment to Sport in a Secondary School category - in recognition of the volume of opportunities provided for all students to participate in sporting activity, sports leadership opportunities for students, as well as in recognition of a highly successful commitment to competitive sport on a local, regional and national scale.
This award reflects the hard work and talents of our fantastic students, as well as the time, energy and commitment of the staff in providing arenas for our young people to shine and inspire the whole school community. A huge well done to all involved for this early Christmas present!Rainford High’s PE Department are celebrating a second consecutive victory at the Annual Educate Magazine Awards, held at Liverpool Cathedral on Friday 21st November. The PE department followed up their 2013 victory by once again being crowned Winners in the Outstanding Commitment to Sport in a Secondary School category - in recognition of the volume of opportunities provided for all students to participate in sporting activity, sports leadership opportunities for students, as well as in recognition of a highly successful commitment to competitive sport on a local, regional and national scale.
This award reflects the hard work and talents of our fantastic students, as well as the time, energy and commitment of the staff in providing arenas for our young people to shine and inspire the whole school community. A huge well done to all involved for this early Christmas present!
Curriculum Leader - Physical Education
KS3 & KS4 Boys Badminton Winners
Congratulations to KS3 & 4 boys badminton who both won their St.Helens Schools tournament of the National Badminton Competition.
The Boys will now progress on to the next round of the Nationals to the Merseyside stage of the competition.
Congratulations to Chris Lea, Tom Coulson, Matthew Doyle, Regan Costello, Zak Mair, Mark Porter, Liam Cahill, Alex Moffatt, Will Haw, John Nuttall, Cameron Ashley-Jones, Daniel Hill, Matthew Fisher & Jack Simm.
U15 Girls Rugby Union Tournament
Congratulations to the U15 Girls rugby team who played their first tournament of the year yesterday and remained undefeated all tournament. The girls were grouped with De La Salle, Cowley & Wade Deacon with the girls winning all the games. It was a fantastic effort and team display by all the girls in attack with some great tries from Chloe, Jade & Erin aswell as a strong performance in defence from Hope, Libby & Emily.
The next stop for the girls is the national competition in February where they have a strong chance to progress through to the national finals.
Well done to Hope McConnell, Jade Sparrow, Lauren Prescott, Chloe Fairclough, Emily Backhouse, Libby Noone, Erin Makin, Annie Darlington, Beth Saunders, Georgia Simm, Charlotte Cherry & Rebecca Scott.
Year 7 Rugby v St. Augustines
Rainford 32 - 20 St.Augustines
Written by Sebastian Boardman & Harry Thomas
Playing St. Augustines was no walk in the park but was an enormous improvement from our last game against Cowley. Rainford started well with a tough tackling set which forced St.Augustines into an error, giving us good field position to score our first try through Matthew Wood. We continued to build pressure through great defence & attacking rugby which lead to our second try from Tom Mitchell which give us a good lead going into half time. During the second half further tries from Paddy Edmondson,Tom Mitchell & Matthew Wood kept the tie in our balance. With the clock ticking and St.Augustines coming back with some good tries we lead with only a few minutes remaining by 6 points before Tom Mitchell scored a spectacular try and his 3rd of the night giving us the breathing space and making us winners 32 - 20.
Tries - Tom Mitchell 3, Matthew Wood, Paddy Edmondson & Issac Backhouse
Year 7 Emerging Schools Competition
Congratulations to the year 7 rugby team as they competed at the emerging schools rugby union tournament at West Park on Tuesday and remained unbeaten.
The team were grouped with Haydock, Maricourt & South Wirral in which they drew the first game with Haydock & won the other two games against Maricourt & South Wirral. This then led the team to play Haydock in a group final in which the boys won 1 - 0 to win their group.
Stand out performances from Tom Mitchell, Ellis Eastwood, Seb Boardman & Nathan Shaw helped secure the win in a good all round team performance.
Congratulations to Matty Wood, Tom Mitchell, Lewis McCairn, Joss Milburn, Ellis Eastwood, Josh Ball, Seb Boardman, Cameron Scott, Danny McGibbon, Harry Thomas, Liam Gaskell, Leon Banks, Nathan Shaw & Paddy Edmondson.
Sports Round Up November
It has been a busy few weeks on the sporting front before and after the holidays with all the years out in full force representing the school in a wide variety of sports.
Y7, 8 & 9 girls visited Cowley to play a central venue where they won all their games with Y7 winning 25 - 3, Y8 13 - 8 & Y9 winning as well.
The Y8 girls then took part in their first netball central venue of the year at Sutton on Wednesday evening where they beat Hope Academy 5 - 1, De La Salle 4 - 0 & Rainhill 4 - 0 making them unbeaten on the night. The Year 10 boys football where away at Bebington High School in the next round of the cup where they was marginally beaten 4 - 3. Next up was year 7 boy’s football 7 a side St. Helens central venue, where our boys finished 2nd place getting beat off Hope Academy in the final.
As part of our Emerging Schools Rugby Union Programme boys from Y7 - 11 have took it in turns to represent the schools against schools from across Merseyside. So far the Y8, Y9 & Y11 have all finished runners up with the year 7s to play next Tuesday. Our Y7 football took part in their 7 a side St. Helens central venue reaching the final only to lose to Hope academy in the final.
KS3 & 4 girls visited Merchant Taylors to fine tune their badminton skills ready for the national competitions which are coming up. The girls managed to win some good games against a lot better opposition which will stand them in good shape for their upcoming fixtures.
Sports Round Up
We have had another busy week on the sporting front with year groups representing the school across rugby & netball. The Year 9 boys rugby team took part in their Emerging Schools Rugby Union tournament where they won 4 games out of 5 beating Hilbre, Childwall, Cowley & CTK. The only game Rainford lost was to Cardinal Heenan 2 - 1 but for the first time of playing rugby union ever for some of these players the lads were brilliant.
Year 11 Boys Rugby travelled up to Southport Rugby Union Club to take part in their Emerging Schools tournament where they came up against 7 teams from across Merseyside. Again, for some of the boys this was their first time of playing Rugby Union more than held their own. They won 5 out of 6 games beating Hilbre, CTK, Stanley, Birkdale & St.Michaels and lost their only game to Range High by one try.
Our Year 9 Girls Netball team were in action at the first of the St.Helens Central Venues on Wednesday night at Sutton High where they had a clean sweep of victories. The girls beat Sutton 12 - 1, St.Cuthberts 11 - 1, Cowley 8 - 2 & St.Augustines 10 - 1. The girls played some fast, free flowing netball scoring 41 points in just 4 small games. It was a real stand out team performance by the girls with special mentions going out to Saffron Arnold, Charlotte Cherry & Emily Cunliffe.
Well Done Everyone.
Year 10 Football Continue Their Good Run
Rainford Y10 3 - 1 Gatecare
Congratulations to our Y10 football team who progressed into the next round of the Merseyside Cup with an excellent team performance away at Gatecare.
The boys continued their good start to the year building on their 7 a side tournament success which they have won every year since they started Rainford with a hard fought win in a difficult away game. Goals from Bailey Morgan, James Cawley & Joe Westerside and special mentions to Alex Edwards, Christian Cox & Aaron Carman for the hard working performances.
Sports Round Up
It's been a busy start to the sporting year with all years out representing the school in various sports and that continued with a trip to Haydock where Year 10 Boys rugby & Year 7 Boys football where victorious.
Year 10 Rugby beat Haydock 34 - 4 with tries coming from Joe Westerside, Matthew Gibney x 2, Chris Lamb, Josh Simm & Nick Aldridge. Josh Simm kicked 5 out of the 6 conversions at goal putting Rainford into the Semi-finals of the St. Helens Cup who they’ll face the winners of St.Augustines or Hope Academy for a place in this year’s final.
Year 7 Football had their second outing of the year beating Haydock 9 - 1 in their St. Helens Cup fixture. The boys played really well as a team and are improving each time they play. The boys then followed the victory in the St. Helens Cup with a win in the Merseyside Competition against Range High School who they beat 3 - 1 with goals coming from Tom Mitchell, Sam Currie & Ellis Eastwood.
Year 8 Boys Rugby were unlucky losers in their first group game of the national cup as they were defeated 30 - 20 by Great Sankey of Warrington. They lads played a fantastic game of rugby on a cold, wet day with special mentions going out to Ben Hutchinson, Chris Witter, Daniel Williams & Edward Harrison. The boys now have two games at home where they will be looking to win so that they can progress through the group.
4 In A Row For Year 10 Football
Congratulations to our Year 10 Boys football team who won their 7 a side competition for the 4th year in a row. The boys who have won it 3 years in a row going into this year's competition was made to make for their win, waiting for results before eventually winning in a playoff final game against Hope Academy 1 - 0.
Congratulations to Bailey Morgan, James Cawley, Jack Penketh, Tom Baines, Jack Gibney, Matthew Gibney, Christian Cox, Alex Verton & Joe Westerside.
Chance to Compete 2014 U13s Cricket
Our U13s Boys Cricket team travelled down to Northamptonshire CCC Cricket ground to compete in the chance to compete national finals.
Rainford was 1 of four teams in the competition and was representing the Lancashire county. Rainford played Hayes in the first semi - final and were narrowly beaten in the final over by the eventual winners. Rainford had to play Newent to decide who finished 3rd in the national competition and they won convincingly by 7 wickets.
Congratulations to Iain Fenney, Lewis Derbyshire, Cameron Ashley-Jones, Tom Hemingway, Ben Hemingway, Tom Preston, Matthew Chan, Ellis Taylor, Daniel Morris & Daniel Harrison on a very successful year.
Extra Curricular Programme 2014
Year 8 Rugby Qualify For Nationals
Congratulations to our Year 8 rugby team who won their National cup game at Cowley on Tuesday night 20 - 10 to qualify for the National Competition with the finals played at Wembley.
It was a fantastic team performance on the night with tries scored from Ben Hutchinson, Chris Witter & long range efforts from Jake Makin & Sam Cookson cemented our place into the next stage.
Congratulations to Evan Cunningham, Tai Raven, Jake Makin, Sam Cookson, Daniel Foster, Daniel Williams, Edward Harrison, Chris Witter, Callum Kewley, Scott Drennan, Sam Burrows, Ben Hutchinson, Will Penketh, Josh Kelly, Tom Carr, Aaron Nicholls & Ben Duffy.
Town Sports Champions 2014
Just a note to inform you of the students' Outstanding success in winning the St Helens Schools Town Sports event held yesterday at Robin Park, Wigan.
The team's effort, determination and performance levels of all students were inspiring across all age groups (even John Wilson agreed not to sell Lucozade at discount prices to a mass audience of 400+ students!?). They were a more than a credit to themselves as well as being magnificent ambassadors for the school. A big thank you also to the PE staff who spend a significant period of time working with/selecting/organising students as well as covering for each other to allow staff to accompany teams.
A brief summary can be found below so if you teach / tutor any of these or indeed any student who participated could you please pass on your congratulations.
Junior Girls 1st
Junior Boys 3rd
Inter Girls 1st
Inter Boys 2nd
Senior Girls 1st
Senior Boys 2nd Overall Girls = 1st Overall Boys = 2nd
= Overall Champions (by 150pts!!??)
Individual Highlights / Champions:
Y.7 Boys = Danny Foster 800m
Y.7 Girls = Kaitlin Naylor 100m, Beth Laidlaw 200m, Kaitlin Naylor, Holly Cooper, Beth Laidlaw, Elle Shepherd 4x100m Relay
Y.8/9 Boys = Rio Gill 100m, 200m Chris Lamb Javelin (New Town Record 45.48m), Rio Gill, Joseph Westerside, Ethan Proudfoot, Chris Lamb 4x100m Relay
Y.8/9 Girls = Alex Barnsley 800m, Megan Lang Long Jump&Triple Jump, Megan Lang,Lauren Marshall, Erin Makin, Charlotte Cherry 4x100m Relay
Y.10/11 Boys = George Asson 100m, 200m, Matthew Lamb 400m, Adam Woosey 800m George Asson/Matthew Lamb/John Wilson/Joe Whitfield 4x100m Relay
Y.10/11 Girls = Ella Barton 100m (New Record 12.36), 200m (New Record 26.34), Jessica Leonard 400m, Long Jump & Triple Jump, Emma Donegan Javelin Savannah Morgan 1500m, Jess Leonard/EllaBarton/Meaghan Westerside, Kira Williams 4x100m Relay
U13s Boys Cricket Regional Champions
Congratulations to Rainford U13s cricket who were crowned champions at the Regional 8 a side 'Chance to Compete' competition on Tuesday. The team travelled to York as County winners from the last tournament.
The boys played some fantastic cricket beating the champions of Northumberland & Cumbria before playing Brineleas School from Cheshire. The final was a low scoring game with Rainford eventually winning the game to be crowned Regional Champions.
The team now go on to the National Competition on the 16th September 2014 at Northampton County Cricket Club where they will represent our region. There will be a 53 seater coach travelling down to Northampton and parents & pupils are invited to travel with the team on the coach to support the boys. The boys also receive their own personalised kit with their names and numbers on the back.
Congratulations & Good Luck to Ben Hemingway, Lewis Derbyshire, Tom Hemingway, Daniel Harrison, Matthew Chan, Iain Fenney, Cameron Ashley-Jones, Tom Preston, Ellis Taylor & Daniel Morris.
Mattea-Jay Oliver was selected to represent the North West in the English Schools Gala. She swam in the 200bk in which she reached her personal best.
As well as this tournament she has qualified for the England Nationals Swimming Championships Qualifier in which she will swim, 200 backstroke, 400 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 200 individual medley & 400 individual medley in which if she swims well she will qualify for the finals. Mattea has also been scouted for the England North West Talent programme. Her finals take place at Sheffield.
Congratulations & Good Luck
Year 8 Cricket Success
The Year 8 cricket team travelled to Longridge Cricket Club to compete in the Lancashire round of the “Chance to Compete” 8-a-side tournament. The boys were outstanding, beating Siddal Moor school, Priory school, Urmston Grammar school and Longridge school in convincing fashion.
They now progress as representatives of Lancashire to the Regional final at York Cricket Club where they will compete against the winners from Cumbria, Cheshire, Durham, Northumberland and Yorkshire.
The team are: Ben Hemingway (manager), Lewis Derbyshire (captain),Tom Hemingway, Dan Harrison, Matthew Chan, Iain Fenney, Cameron Ashley-Jones, Tom Preston, Ellis Taylor.
Congratulations to Ben Hemingway who has been selected for the Lancashire Schools U13 cricket squad.
Can all students (7, 8, 9 & 10) who are partcipating need to arrive in their PE kits and bring uniform to change into after the festival.
Year 8 Cricket v Birkdale
Rainford year 8 v Birkdale.
Rainford batted first and scored 136 for 7 in 20 overs. Iain Fenney top - scored with 37. Ellis Taylor (34), Ben Hemingway (22) and Lewis Derbyshire (21) also batted well.
In reply, Birkdale were bowled out for 80 by some excellent bowling from Cameron Ashley-Jones ( 3 wickets for 13 runs), Dominic Francis ( 2 wickets for 17 runs), Daniel Chaderton ( 2 wickets for 21 runs) & Daniel Morris ( 1 wicket for 12 runs).
The boys move onto the 4th round of the Lancashire Cup.
Primary Mini Tennis Red Tournament
Last week the annual Rainford Mini Tennis Red competition took place with 8 primary schools from around St Helens battling it out to be crowned Yr3/4 tennis champions. Tennis Leaders from Year 8 and 9 who have been trained by Steve Vincent from Rainford Tennis Club officiated the competition and were a credit to the school. A great day was had by all and a special congratulations to the overall winners Brook Lodge and runners up Bleakhill who will now go on to represent St Helens in the Merseyside Youth Games in July.
Year 8 Lancashire Cup Cricket
Calderstones v Rainford - Rainford won by 92 runs.
Rainford batted first and scored 148 for 5 in 20 overs, thanks mainly to some big hitting from Daniel Harrison (48 not out off 16 balls) an excellent support from Lewis Derbyshire (20), Matthew Chan (19), Tom Preston (14) and Tom Hemingway (12).
In reply, Calderstones struggled against tight bowling from Daniel Morris, Iain Fenney, Dom Francis and Matthew Foster.
Calderstones eventually finished on 56 for 4, 92 runs behind their target set by Rainford.
In the next round Rainford play the winners of Archbishop Beck and De La Salle Academy, Liverpool.
To follow the draw of the tournament click on the below link to find out more information.
U13 JOHN HEATON TROPHY TOURNAMENT
U15 ESCA T20 INTER COMPETITION
U15s Cricket team won their 2nd round of the Lancashire Cup by 8 wickets against Ormskirk school. Ormskirk scored 77 for 9 in 20 overs. Jack Hemmingway took 3 wickets for 10 runs. In reply Rainford knocked off the runs in 10 overs with Captain Tom Ashton scored 41 not out and Jack Cunliffe scored 21 runs in quick succession.
Year 8 St.Helens Football Champions
Congratulations to the Year 8 Boys who won the St.Helens Cup Final on Tuesday against Rainhill winning the game 4 - 2.
The game was a tight encounter with both teams playing attacking football and trading goals before half time with Ben Lawlor & a screamer from Marcus Newton. Rainford pushed on in the second half to see the match through with goals from substitute Josh Simm scoring to make sure the trophy was coming back to Rainford.
Congratulations to Ben Hemmingway, Ben Lawlor, Daniel Harrison, Luke Dower, Josh Simm, Callum Woods, Matthew Chan, Luke Hall, Sam Lawlor, Ross Trust, Marcus Newton, Daniel Morris & James Bishop.
U13 Girls Merseyside Final Runners Up
Congratulations to the U13 Girls Football team who reached Merseyside Final on Tuesday against Broughton Hall of Liverpool. The girls unfortunately were runners up in the final but put a spirited performance as they found themselves 3 - 0 inside 15 minutes. The girls didn’t give up and got the game back to 3 - 2 to keep themselves with a fighting chance of winning the game with goals from Sam Cawley but it wasn’t to be as Broughton scored a further two goals with the game finishing 5 - 2.
Congratulations to the girls on a magnificent year reaching the Merseyside Cup final and finishing runners up which they have nothing to be ashamed about.
Sam Cawley, Lucy Armstrong, Eve Pilkington, Rebecca Scott (Capt), Ellie Shepherd, Sam Griffiths, Beth Kelly, Elise Brannigan, Holly Cooper, Rachel Parker, Libby Wright, Rebecca Duffy, Abbey Roscoe, Georgia Simm & Caitlin Scott.
Year 9 Boys Football St.Helens Cup Winners
Congratulations to the Year 9 Football team who were crowned St. Helens Champions on Tuesday beating Hope Academy 4 - 0 at Sutton Academy. The boys who have played magnificent throughout the tournament showed their class again in the Final with goals from Bailey Morgan, Rio Gill & James Cawley x 2.
Congratulations to Connor Wainwright, Alex Virton, Issac Appleton, Matty Gibney, Tom Baines, Bailey Morgan, Adam Carr, Joe Westerside, Christian Cox, James Cawley, Rio Gill, Callum Heyes, Sam Roberts, Jack Gibney & Aaron Carman.
Special mention to Joe Westerside who was a standout performer in the final.
Sponsorship Thank You
We would like to thank Warren from North West Waste Consultants in helping sponsor a Football kit for our younger years to wear next year. If you are interested and helping the sports team you can email or contact the school and ask for Mr Halliwell or Mr Makin.
If you would like any more information about North West Waste Consultants please visit their website.
U13s Girls Football
Congratulations to the U13s Girls football team as they beat Calderstones from Liverpool to reach the Semi-final of the Merseyside Cup.
The girls pictured above played on Monday night at Rainford Rangers and the game finished 0 - 0 after Rainford missing a penalty in the dying minutes to win the game in normal time. The game went into extra time and needed penalties to decide the game as nothing else could separate the teams.
In the end Rainford girls won on penalties with Libby Wright securing the final spot kick sending Rainford to the final on the 30th April at Walton Football Centre.
We would like to thank Warren & North West Waste Consultants who have sponsored the new kit which will be used by the Year 7 & 8 boy’s teams and will be worn in the girls final. We would also like to thank Rainford Rangers for the use of their pitch.
Sports Round Up March
Year 7 boys rugby were unlucky to be edged out by Cowley last Thursday scoring in the last minute and just needing the kick to draw the game and were unlucky as it just missed from the touchline. Cowley 22 - 20 Rainford
Year 7 & Year 8 boys were edged out in the St. Helens Basketball finals with the 7s losing the game by 3 points & the 8s losing by 10, it was fantastic effort to reach the final they arrived unbeaten in the other 2 central venues.
Our Year 7 A, B & C boy’s football teams travelled to Cowley to play a football friendly with all 3 teams picking up victories.
Year 7 Girls Netball St. Helens Central Venue was played at Rainford with the winners of the tournament from all the St. Helens schools going to represent the area in the Merseyside Finals at Wirral Grammar. We had 2 teams playing in the competition with the A team winning all their games reaching the final against Cowley. The final was a tight contest as the game went to extra time and then golden point only for Rainford to win the St. Helens round. The Girls then travelled to Wirral Grammer for the Merseyside leg of tournament were the girls won 3 games and lost 2 just missing out on the Semi Finals.
Year 7 Football played St.Cuthberts in the next round of the St. Helens cup at home winning the game 12 - 0.
Year 11 Football also playing in the St. Helens cup travelled to Haydock for their leg with Rainford taking the lead only to be pegged back and the game going into extra time and then penalties. Rainford won on penalties to book their place into the next round.
U15s Girls Rugby Union played in the Merseyside leg of the road to Twickenham and produced a fantastic performance throughout the tournament taking them through to North West at Broughton Park.
Girls U13s football travelled to Calderstone to play their Merseyside Cup game winning the game 4 - 2 and progress into the next round.
Our KS3 Boys table tennis team entered the St. Helens competition with the chance of them progressing to the Merseyside finals at Widnes. The boys qualified and will now play Thursday in Widnes.
Good luck to our Year 7 & 8 Indoor Athletics teams who compete at Kirby High School in the Merseyside leg of the Indoor competition.
Congratulations on all your hard work.
Year 8 Indoor Athletics Merseyside Runners Up
Year 7 St.Helens Netball Winners
Inter House Competition 2014
Inter House 2014
Our Inter House Competition kicks off with Year 7 & 9 on Monday 17th March and Year 8 & 10 on Thursday 20th March. The Boys will be competing in a Football tournament and the girls will be competing in an all action dodgeball tournament in the Sportshall.
PE CLASSES WILL OPERATE AS PER NORMAL OVER THE TWO DAYS SO PLEASE BRING YOUR PE KIT IF YOUR TIMETABLED FOR PE.
Boys will get changed over at the OUTDOOR changing rooms and the girls will get changed at the sportshall changing rooms.
Please see your Sports Captains if you would like to be involved.
St.Helens Indoor Athletics 2014
The Year 7 & Year Boy's & Girl's Indoor Athletics teams went to Sutton High on Friday to take part in the first round of the indoor athletics competition in the St. Helens Tournament.
Year 7 Girl's finished 1st out of all the St. Helens schools in their Year with the Boys finishing 2nd in their heats meaning that we won the Y7 competition overall.
The Year 8 Girl's finished 1st again in their heats with the year 8 Boys finishing runners up taking the overall in the year 8 competition.
Congratulations to all involved.
Sports Round Up 17.1.14
2014 started with a bang on the sporting front with two of our teams dominating the St.Helens Competitions this week.
Year 7 Girl's Netball team attended their St.Helens Central Venue at Sutton picking up a clean sweep of victories on the night. The girl's beat De La Salle 9 - 1, Rainhill 4 - 2 and Haydock 4 - 0. The girls were fantastic on the night playing fast and direct in their play.
Congratulations to the girls Sarah Fenney, Sam Cawley, Alex Copeland, Imogen Calderbank, Libby Wright, Amelia Watterson, Holly Cooper and Lowis Brisco. The Girls will now progress on to the final stage of the were they will be seeking to be crowned St.Helens Champions.
Year 11 Girls played their St.Helens Central venue on the 5/2/14 at Sutton High. The girls played Rainhill winning 10 - 4 and St.Cuthberts 6 - 2 on the night. Depending on what the other results are the girls could be in with a shout to attend the finals night.
Well Done Girls.
The Year 7 Boys Basketball team also attended their second Central Venue at Sutton as part of their St.Helens School Championship. In the previous tournament held the boys came back with a clean sweep of victories and they matched that again with another impressive display winning all their games.
The boys A team beat Haydock, Hope, De La Salle and it took a on the buzzer basket to seal the win against Cowley to make sure the boys came away with a 100% record. Congratulations to Tom Preston, Danny Williams, Danny Lang, Zac Cunningham and Evan Cunningham. The B Team also attended the tournament, unfortunetely losing 2 games and drawing 1 against De La Salle. The boys effort could not be faulted on the night.
This part of the year is when the sporting teams are at the busiest with tournaments and back to back fixtures in all sports as the winter calender comes to it's peak.
Keep checking the Pe notice boards and Sports page website for updates on results, fixtures and training. All sporting clubs at dinner and after school are back up and running, lets continue working hard and the silverware will look after itself.
Well Done Everyone
Merseyside Cross Country Results
Merseyside Cross Country Results
Congratulations to Rosie Johnson in Year 11 who was crowned Merseyside Schools Cross - Country champion at Sefton Park 1st February, recording a time of 12 minutes and 52 seconds in her 3.5km race.
Congratulations also goes out to Alexandra Barnsley & Megan Barnsley on their placings 16th & 17th positions in their 3km race posting times of 12:34 & 12:35.
Adam Woosey also took part at Sefton Park finishing 14th in his 6km race on the same weekend.
Congratulations from the PE Department
Year 8 Girls Netball
Year 8 Girl's Netball
Congratulations to the Year 8 Netball team who continued Rainford’s dominance on the St. Helens Netball competition circuit.
The girls recorded a clean sweep of victories against Cowley, De La Salle and Rainhill to ensure they progress on to the next stage of the competition. The girls had good victories against Rainhill and Cowley beating them 7 - 1 and 5 - 1, whilst edging out De La Salle 3 - 1.
It was a fantastic effort by the girls to only concede 3 all tournament and shows the effort and commitment what was on show on the night.
Well done to Emily Cunliffe, Lauren Marshall, Charlotte and Louise Cherry, Caitlin Scott, Sam and Michelle Griffiths, Saffron Arnold and Mattea Jay Oliver.
Congratulations Sports Leaders
Pictured below are the Y.11 Sports Leaders who successfully completed their Level 1 course.
Year 7 Basketball Winners
Congratulations to the Year 7 Basketball A team who won their St.Helens Central Venue on Thursday night. They beat all the schools they faced on the night and now go into the next one with a good chance of securing a place in the final.
A special mention also goes out to the B team who finished in 3rd place with the highlight being a deserved victory over De La Salle. Congratulations to the following boys;
Tom Preston (Most points scored on the night), Danny Williams, Zac Cunningham, Evan Cunningham & Daniel Lang.
Ben Amage, Max Prescott, Zack Bridge, Oliver Dagnall, Mikolaj Kowalski & Jamie Bell.
Well Done Chaps.
Adam Gannon Year 10
On Thurs 21st November Adam Gannon in Year 10 attended Sporting Inclusion Ambassador training in Wirral, along with 19 students from across Merseyside.
The day was supported by Paralympic Cyclist Rick Waddon and involve an inspirational talk from him, a Q&A session, and a focus on inclusive coaching and inclusive competition. The idea is that each ambassador would go back into their own school setting or local club and coach/inspire 5 youngsters with SEND to take part in sport. Adam will now work alongside the PE department and Learning Support in his task to engage and inspire others to participate in sport, both within school and the local community.
Well done Adam! We look forward to the outcome.
Sports Round Up 27.11.13
Our girl’s netball teams played De La Salle in a home central venue fixture on Tuesday night recording 4 wins out of the 5 matches. Both Year 7 teams won with the A team winning 8 - 1 and the B team winning a much closer game 5 - 2.
The year 8 game was another close encounter with our girls winning eventually 4 - 1.
Year 9 girls made it 4 wins out of 4 with an entertaining game winning 13 - 7 and the year 10 girls played De La Salle's year 11s unfortunately losing 13 - 5 as the only loss on the night.
The KS3 & KS4 Boys played their local round tournament of the English Schools Badminton competition on Tuesday with the KS4 Boys winning their age group and the KS3 Boys finishing runners up. Both of the KS3 & KS4 boys now join the Girls in the Merseyside Finals which take place on Friday 7th February for the Girls & Friday 14th February for the Boys.
Congratulations to all our teams.
Year 8 Basketball
The Year 8 Basketball team won their first match of the season v De La Salle 34 - 4. The performance showed improvements in both offensive and defensive areas of the game and gives the team confidence leading to the next Central Venue competition after Christmas. Well done to all the squad;
James Bishop / Callum Woods / Ben Hemingway / Ellis Taylor / John Tyson / Matthew Chan / Reiss Smith / Jake Kinrade
Congratulations to Chloe Fairclough in year 9 who has been selected to play for Merseyside girl’s u14 football in a series of inter county fixtures. This is a fantastic achievement for Chloe to be recognised for all her hard work and effort as well as her fantastic footballing ability.
Girls U13s Wigan Football Tournament
The girl's football team represented the school yesterday as they took their place in the annual Wigan Athletic 6 a side a tournment yesterday at the soccer dome in Wigan.
Both teams played really well with one of the girls teams winning 4, drawing 1 and losing 1 making them runners up of the tournament. All the girl's enjoyed the day out and got to meet some of Wigan Athletics current squad throughout the day as they were refereeing the games and also mingling in with the teams who were off at the time. The girls will now progress onto the next phase of the football league tournament, where eventually they could be representing the school in the national tournament at Wembley.
Sports Round Up
Sports Round up 14.11.13
Both Year 7 & 10 travelled down to Cowley (doesn't that sound familar, to Cowley) to play their round of their St. Helens Cup. Year 7 got beat 30 - 10 although Mr Skerry said that if they had played like they did in the second half for the full game the score would of probably been reversed. Special mentions go to Rainford's flyer Ben Hutchinson for scoring to 50m length of the field tries. The first one practically all Cowley's team chased him home but no one could get near, the second time they didn't bother because they knew it would be the same result again.
Year 10 played in a juggernaut of a game as it was pretty much level pegging for practically all the game. Cowley, who the vast majority of their players play scholarship rugby were odds on favourites but it was Rainford who took the game by the scruff of the neck and were first to score. Both teams exchanged tries for majority of the game when bad light at 12 - 12 seemed to effect a decision made by the referee which swung the advantage to Cowley. The lads continued to battle on and scored the last try of the game out wide in which the best piece of skill was saved by Jack Moss. With our goal kicking injured and no one else putting their hand forward Jack Moss picked the ball up took two steps back and kicked it off the touchline to land the perfect conversation. Special mentions go out to Alex Eckley, Jack Moss in the pack for their all round play and the creative halves in Cameron Brown, Adam Gannon & Jacob Cummings for their attacking play. Final Score 25 - 18 to Cowley.
Our U13s Girls Rugby Union team went to West Park rugby club to play in their contact festival were they came up across a mixture of St. Helens schools and others from afar. The Girl's were fantastic throughout the tournament winning all their games which set them up with a local derby v De La Salle. The girls were unlucky to lose their final by 1 try but still qualify for the next stage of the tournaments. There were plenty of positives as Miss Kinsella said that some girls had been identified by the England staff as stand out performers and want to get them down to rugby clubs. Special mentions go out to Chloe Fairclough, Lauren Binns, Lauren Prescott & Clodagh Jordan. Well done girls!!!
KS3 girls badminton went to Greenbank school to play a series of friendly matches before their major tournaments start. Our girl's were fantastic on the night and the vast majority ended up playing girl's older than them and still won convincingly. Well Done to Leanne Carey, Megan Lang, Becky Duffy, Caitlin Scott, Rachel Parker & Sam Griffiths.
Our Year 9 Basketball team went to Sutton to compete in their St. Helens Central venue tournament but unfortunately didn’t qualify winning just the 1 game. Things didn't get better for the Year 9s and Mr.Skerry as the minibus wouldn't start and had to be rescued by Mr Halliwell.
Sports Round Up
Sports Round Up 8.11.13
It's been an action packed week so far on the sporting front at Rainford as teams from different years have been out and represented the school in all different sports.
The year 8 lads bounced back from their hammering at St.Peter's & Pauls of Widnes in their champion schools competition to beat Cowley 26 - 6 in their first St.Helens Cup match. Special mentions go out to Josh Simm, Marcus Newton & Sam Lawlor for their efforts in the game. Year 11 boys were unlucky in their first St.Helens Cup encounter against Cowley losing out in the closing minutes with a last gasp try from Cowley 18 - 10. The Year 11's were a credit to the school with everybody showing their hand in difficult playing conditions and deserve all their plaudits that come their way.
Year 7 boys football went to Hope Academy to play the annual 7 a side St. Helens Competition. The year 7 boys ended up winning the competition by needing a win in the last game of the tournament against St. Augustines and they produced that win with a screamer from Tom Preston to hand the trophy to the lads. Special mentions go to the back 3 who only leaked two goals all tournament. Congratulations to Ben Hutchinson, Tom Preston, Ethan Kinnon, Daniel Williams, Ethan Hatton, Danny Foster, Ethan Gaskell, Daniel White and Thomas Frodsham.
Our Year 8 Girls Netball team went to Sutton to compete in their St. Helens Central Venue and won their games against Rainhill 6 - 0 & De La Salle 5 - 1. Special mentions go to all the team who shown a quick, expansive attacking game that tore the two teams to pieces. Congratulations to Emily Cunliffe, Louise & Charlotte Cherry, Saffron Arnold, Lauren Marshall, Mattea J, Rebecca Marsh & Rachel Parker.
U14's Girls football team went to Kirby Sports College in their Merseyside Cup match and produced a fantastic performance to win 3 - 0. Rainford's goals came from Chloe Fairclough 2 and Jade Sparrow 1 in a good all round team performance from the girls. Special mentions from the coach go to Ellie Shephard in year 7 who played up and was her debut.
Year 8 & 11 Rugby v Cowley
Both year 8 & 11 boys went down to Cowley to play their firsts games in the St.Helens Schools Tournament. Both teams played some outstanding rugby despite the harsh weather conditions.
The year 8 lads bounced back from their hammering at St.Peters & Pauls of widnes in the champion schools to win 26 - 6 and the year 11 boys got edged out in the final minutes of their contest losing 18 - 10.
Both teams were a credit to the school and look forward to their next matches in the competition.
YEAR 9 ST.HELENS 7 A SIDE CHAMPIONS
Congratulations to the Year 9 football team on winning the St.Helens 7 a side central venue last night. he tournament took place at Hope Academy where the lads faced schools such as Rainhill, Cowley, De La Salle and Sutton.The lads who were unbeaten on the night and have now won the tournament every year since being Rainford students were huge a credit to the school yet again.
Congratulations to Connor Wainwright, Tom Baines, Adam Carr, Issac Appleton, James Cawley, Bailey Morgan, Jack Gibney, Alex Verton, Aaron Carmon, Christian Cox & Joe Westerside.
Sports Round up 10.10.13
Roundup of this week's sporting results.
Year 9 Boys football played St.Edmund Arrowsmith and won 4 - 0. James Cawley scored 2 along with Joe Westerside and Jack Gibney scoring 1 each.
Our girl's netball teams travelled to De La Salle in a central venue fixture in which the girls won 3 of 5 matches. Year 7 a & b both won 3 - 1 and 14 - 0, Year 8 won 22 - 2. Year 9 & 10 were unlucky and lost their fixtures.
Our girls football team won their first football outing of the year as well beating Our Lady's 3 - 2 in a friendly.
Year 7 football team won their fixture v St.Cuthberts winning 6 - 1.
KS4 badminton played Birkdale in a friendly and lost 16 - 8 on matches.
Year 7 Football
Year 7 played their first game as Rainford High in a friendly against Hope Academy. The game finished 1 - 1 in a end to end game where both teams had chances to win. Rainford's goal came from the penalty spot in which Tom Preston stepped up and placed it into the bottom corner.
Year 7 Football Trials
Year 7 Boys football trials take place on Monday 9th September on the astro turf. Students should go straight to the outdoor changing rooms after period 6. Boys need to bring full outdoor Pe kit, shinpads (optional). Please note only trainers or astro trainers are allowed.
Sports Presentation 2013
The annual sports awards were held at Ruskin Park Sports Complex on Friday July 5th. Once again it was an opportunity to celebrate the sporting success by teams and individuals for another year at Rainford.
It has been a fantastic Year of Sport with many young people achieving national honours for representing their country, region, town and school. It has been an amazing year in 2012-2013 where Rainford High has certainly built on the Olympic legacy.
Well done to everyone involved in making Rainford Highs 2013-2013 such a fabulous year of sport.
YEAR 8 BOYS FOOTBALL 7 A SIDE WINNERS
YEAR 7 BOYS & GIRLS ST.HELENS INDOOR ATHLETICS WINNERS
YEAR 8 BOYS & GIRLS ST.HELENS INDOOR ATHLETICS WINNERS
YEAR 7 GIRLS NETBALL ST.HELENS CENTRAL VENUE WINNERS
YEAR 10 GIRLS NETBALL ST.HELENS CENTRAL VENUE WINNERS
YEAR 10 GIRLS MERSEYSIDE NETBALL RUNNER UP
KS3 BOYS BADMINTON NORTH WEST FINAL RUNNER UP
KS3 GIRLS BADMINTON MERSEYSIDE FINAL RUNNER UP
YEAR 7 GIRLS ATHLETICS INDOOR RUNNER UP MERSEYSIDE
YEAR 8 BOYS ATLETICS INDOOR ATHLETICS RUNNER UP
YEAR 8 GIRLS QUALIFIED INDOOR ATHLETICS MERSEYSIDE
YEAR 7 ST.HELENS BASKETBALL WINNERS
YEAR 8 ST.HELENS BASKETBALL WINNERS
YEAR 10 ST.HELENS BASKETBALL WINNERS
U15S GIRLS RUGBY UNION NORTH WEST RUNNER UP
U15S GIRLS RUGBY UNION ST.HELENS & DISTRICT WINNERS
YEAR 7 GIRLS INDOOR ATHLETICS NORTH WEST WINNERS
YEAR 8 BOYS INDOOR ATHLETICS NORTH WEST 3RD PLACE
YEAR 8 BOYS QFINALS OF MERSEYSIDE FOOTBALL COMP
YEAR 7 BOYS MERSEYSIDE FINAL RUNNER UP
YEAR 7 RUGBY CHAMPION SCHOOLS QFINALISTS (STILL IN PROGRESSING)
YEAR 7 GIRLS NETBALL MERSEYSIDE SEMI FINALISTS
YEAR 7 & 8 BOYS INDOOR CRICKET LOCAL AREA WINNERS
YEAR 7 & 8 BOYS INDOOR CRICKET 3RD PLACE IN LANCASHIRE FINAL TOURNAMENT
YEAR 7 & 8 GIRLS INDOOR CRICKET WON LOCAL AREA TOURNAMENT
YEAR 9 & 10 GIRLS INDOOR CRICKET WON LOCAL AREA TOURNAMENT