Boys Sport Review - March 2016

Posted on 28 Mar 2016


All years have enjoyed a very good rugby season, with most of the fixtures completed before the winter took a turn for the worse. The under 12s, with most of the boys new to rugby, had a tremendous end to the season and won four out of five fixtures at the end of season Oswestry 15-a-side event. The under 13s won two thirds of their fixtures with wins against AKS Lytham and Rossall being the most notable. The under 14s won half of their fixtures with great wins against Stonyhurst and Cowley. The 1st XV won six of their 15 matches but agonisingly lost a total of three matches on the last play of the game. Notable wins came against Cowley and Oswestry. The school played Waterloo Colts for the first time and despite a 21-10 loss the match was an excellent occasion, played under lights at Waterloo in front of around 200 spectators. Rugby Representatives from the College this year are Finn Brown (Merseyside), Joe Stuart (Sale Academy), Ben Apps (Lancashire) and Owen Travis (England Independent Schools). 



The football season for the younger years has been badly affected by the wettest winter in living memory! However, the 1st XI have managed to get a few games in with notable victories recently against King’s School Chester (1-0) and two 4-3 victories against Sedbergh and Holy Family. Chris Allen and Luke Kirby have been selected to play for Sefton Schools Football. 



Pupils from The Mount and the College have been enjoying some taster sessions to Golf in conjunction with the English Golf Union. The sessions at Hurlston Hall led by Club Pro Tim Hastings have involved over 20 of our pupils and were enjoyed by all. 



Congratulations to Cameron Collins (1st), Georgia Shirley (2nd) and Charlie Deakin (3rd) who ran so well at their respective races at the Sefton Cross- Country race at Birkdale Common. 



The under 16 Basketball team lost heartbreakingly 22-21 in the last ten seconds of the Sefton Schools Basketball Finals against Litherland HS. 



Pupils and staff went on another excellent ski-trip, to the Prato Nevoso Ski Resort in the Italian Alps. Led by Mr Williams, the group had a fantastic time with 25 hours of ski-lessons as well as evening activities which included pizza night, luging, swimming, a fancy dress disco and evening skiing, with all dressed as Santa.