Over 100 pupils representing 10 of the borough’s schools competed in the Merseyside School Games Finals last month.
Competing in 8 sports, from touch rugby to swimming, St Helens schools took home 5 medals on the day, a fantastic achievement for all of the young competitors. Since last September, a comprehensive range of primary and secondary age competitions have been delivered in St Helens. The teams competing in the Merseyside School Games 2017 had won their respective competitions, earning them the right to compete for the title of Merseyside Champions.
The support of many of St Helens local community clubs was vital in delivering high quality inter-school events and also in supporting schools in the lead up to the Games. Through their involvement in the School Games initiative, many youngsters have begun to play on a regular basis in their local clubs.
A packed calendar of events is already in place for 2017/18 to provide even more pupils to take part in the School Games and the opportunity to progress to represent the borough in county level competitions.
If you would like any more information, please contact Danny Bacon at St Helens Sports Development on firstname.lastname@example.org
Medals won by St Helens Schools:
Y7/8 Girls Rugby Union – Haydock (Gold)
Y5/6 Quadkids – Legh Vale (Gold)
Y5/6 Tri-Golf – St Aidans (Gold)
Y7/8 Girls Rugby Union – St Cuthberts (Silver)
Primary Boccia – Eccleston Lane Ends (Silver)
Y5/6 Quadkids – Rainhill St Anns (Spirit of the Games)
Photo – The Haydock Y7/8 Girls Rugby Union team who won Gold
More photos from school games