Boys Sports Update: 08/03/17

Posted on 08 Mar 2017

Sportshall Activities

Thankfully, we are back in the Sportshall.

The programme for the sportshall for the rest of this term is as follows;



Boys sports activites- Touch Rugby, football, Badminton and gym

Lunchtime Boxing

12:30pm-1pm Boxing (Blue Room)- Mondays- Juniors

12:30pm-1pm Boxing (Blue Room)- Fridays- Seniors


Table Tennis

Fridays; 7:45am-8:45am

After School


Badminton Club until 5pm (starts 16th March)

Saturdays            Cricket

9-10am                 Introduction to Cricket (for pupils who haven’t played hardball)

10-11am               Hardball cricket (for pupils in lower school with hardball experience)

11-12pm              Hardball cricket (for pupils with significant hardball experience)

Please note, whilst the boys are expected to attend School fixtures over Club fixtures, this is not the case with practices so if you have matches elsewhere it is your decision whether you attend practices or not.



Portugal Tour

St Mary's College Rugby Section embarked on what will become a bi-annual whole school European Rugby tour in the February half-term. 

51 boys, four staff and a Doctor took the lads to Lisbon, Portugal for a fun-packed six days. An under 13, 15 and 1st XV played three games each against strong club opposition. We recorded four wins over all with all teams winning their last match against RC Moita. 

It was a hectic but unbelievably fun itinerary. All of the lads experienced surfing in the Atlantic, beach rugby, a tree adventure activity, swimming, watched Portugal v Poland Rugby, trained at the National Rugby Centre, ten-pin bowled, quizzed visited Benfica Stadium and did a site-seeing trip of Lisbon. 

Special thanks to Julie Thomas, Bill Noon, Tom Manley and Dr Paul Thomas who were wonderful looking after the pupils on such a physically demanding trip. Also,

Many thanks to the parents who afforded them this wonderful opportunity. All of the lads were fantastic and hopefully have memories to treasure forever.  

Photos are available on the school facebook and twitter accounts.

Rugby Sevens

Special mention to the under 15s who won the AKS Lytham Sevens, effectively the Lancashire Championships beating Merchants in the final and Stockport GS in the final and also the Under 16s who won the Under 16 bowl beating Rydal in the semi-final and Birkenhead in the final. Unfortunately the under 13 Birkenhead 7s were cancelled; the under 15s have a sevens competition tomorrow and the under 14s is next Thursday at Kirkham.

Audenshaw 7s Under 12s

Bolton                                   won 15-5

Audenshaw                        won 20-10

Crossley Heath                  lost 15-0

St Anselm’s                        lost 15-5

Cheadle Hulme                 won 15-5

AKS Lytham 7s

RGS Lancaster                    lost 20-10

Hutton GS                           won 20-10

Audenshaw                        drew 10-10

Stonyhurst                          lost 25-20

Merchants                          won 20-15

KWC Isle of Man               lost 20-15


AKS Lytham 7s Under 15s             (Champions)

Lytham HS                           won 43-0

Birkenhead School           won 31-0

Stonyhurst                          won 38-0


Merchants                          won 12-10


Stockport GS                      won 17-12


Audenshaw 7s to come

Under 16 Sevens

Rydal tournament (Bowl winners)

Newcastle Under Lyme lost 17-14

Wirral GS                             lost 22-14

Vhrist College Brecon     lost 19-14

Bangor RFC                         lost 26-5

Bowl semi-final

Rydal                                     won 36-7

Birkenhead School           won 26-12




Last week the 1st XI beat King’s Chester 2-1 and the 2nd XI drew 1-1. The under 13s bowed out to Deyes HS in the Sefton Cup 5-1.