School Games in the Liverpool City Region 2018

The School Games in the Liverpool City Region 2018 has seen a series of competitions take place between February and July 5th 2018.

They’ve been a culmination of an extensive, year-long programme of exciting inter-school competition, co-ordinated by a network of School Games Organisers. Since last September a comprehensive range of primary and secondary events have been delivered across the different areas of the Liverpool City Region, culminating in the Level 3 final events. In addition this year, a number of ‘developmental’ sports have been included in the Level 3 School Games to make enjoyable, appropriate-level competitive opportunities available to a wider group of young people than ever before.  Results of each of the competitions can be seen here on this page.

For more information about the national School Games programme nationally please visit


To help you find what Local Authority each school is in, we have highlighted them with colours. Here is a guide to what colour each Local Authority is: Liverpool – Purple, St. Helens – Red, Wirral – Navy, Knowsley – Teal, Halton – Green, Sefton – Yellow.

Sport Date 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place Spirit of the Games Award
Badminton Boys KS3 06/02/18 Calday Grange Grammar school Fazakerley High School (A) Cowley International College (A) Savio Salesian 
Badminton Boys KS4 06/02/18 Calday Grange Grammar school Birkdale High School St Margarets Academy Sandymoor
Badminton Girls KS3 07/02/18 Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School West Kirby Grammar School Upton Hall School FCJ Broadgreen International School
Badminton Girls KS4 07/02/18 Greenbank High School Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School Cowley International College Alsop High School
Basketball Boys Yr 9 21/03/18 Archbishop Beck St Margaret’s CE Academy Birkdale High School ASFA
Boccia KS2 04/07/18 Eccleston Gwladys Street Lawrence Road Farrnworth
Boccia KS3/4 04/07/18 Broadgreen (A) All Saints Sandymoor Crosby High
Girls Football Yrs 5 and 6 05/07/18 Malvern Woodchurch St. John’s Kings Meadow
Girls Football Yrs 7 and 8 20/03/18 Weatherhead High School Wirral Grammar School for Girls Halewood Academy The Hawthorne’s
Gymnastics Yrs 3 and 4 15/03/18 St Bede’s Catholic junior school Scarisbrick Hall School Devonshire Park St Bede’s Catholic junior school
High 5 Netball Yrs 5 and 6 05/07/18 Beechwood St. Edmunds and St. Thomas’ Our Lady of Pity Stanton Road
Inclusive Quadkids KS2 05/07/18 All Saints Northwood Bidston Village Bidston Village
Inclusive Tri Golf KS2 04/07/18 Our Lady of Pity Plantation Primary Devonshire Park Waterloo
Inclusive Tri Golf KS3 and 4 04/07/18 Childwall Kings Leadership Academy Fazakerley High School Kirkby High
Mini Red Tennis Yrs 3 and 4 05/07/18 Our Lady of Pity (A) Booker Avenue Woolton Halewood
Netball Girls Yr 7 26/04/18 Wirral Grammar School for Girls Scarisbrick Hall School Greenbank High School  Scarisbrick Hall School
Netball Girls Yr 8 26/04/18 Wirral Grammar School for Girls Rainford High Liverpool Blue Coat School  Bellerive
New Age Kurling KS2 04/07/18 St. Aidans Lawrence Road Windsor Primary St. Michael and All Angels
New Age Kurling KS3 and 4 04/07/18 Knowsley Central Broadgreen Kings Leadership Academy Crosby High
Quad Kids Yr 5 and 6 05/07/18 Overchurch Legh Vale Bleak Hill Oxton
Quicksticks Hockey Yr 5 and 6 04/07/18 St. Peter’s CE Primary St. Bede’s St. Bridgets Woodchurch
Sitting Volleyball KS2 04/07/18 Park Brow Waterloo Orrets Meadow Park Brow
Sportshall Athletics Yrs 5 and 6 13/03/18 Legh Vale Primary School St Michael in The Hamlet CPS Childwall CE Primary School Farnworth CE Primary
Sportshall Athletics Girls Yr 7 15/03/18 Greenbank High School West Kirby Grammar School Upton Hall
Sportshall Athletics Girls Yr 8 15/03/18 Wirral Grammar School for Girls Greenbank high school Upton Hall
Sportshall Athletics Boys Yr 7 15/03/18 Birkdale High School The Heath School Cowley International School
Sportshall Athletics Boys Yr 8 15/03/18 Rainford High ASFA Birkdale High School & Chesterfield High School
Swimming Yrs 3 – 6 05/07/18 Prenton Prep Churchtown Booker Avenue Booker Avenue
Tri-Golf Yrs 3 – 6 05/07/18 St. Aidan’s Matthew Arnold St. Peters CE Heswall Allanson Street

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New for this year - the 'developmental' competitions

This year the nationwide School Games initiative has committed to engaging a broader group of children, encouraging participation and developing more opportunities for appropriate-level competition. In the Liverpool City Region we’ve been delighted to help deliver against this commitment at a local level.

Our development sports this year have been:

Girls’ Rugby: The RFU has long been involved with the Level 3 School Games in the Liverpool City Region, helping in past years to deliver Level 2 pathway competition. This year they were delighted to be offered the opportunity to trial a new approach. They chose to deliver a ‘Waterfall’ festival, which engaged 24 teams and offered a whole day of appropriate, challenging fixtures, where the emphasis was on the enjoyment of the game. There was a deliberate decision not to focus on winning teams and instead they made the ‘Spirit of the Games’ award their culmination, which was awarded to The Blue Coat School’s (4) team.

Futsal: Liverpool Futsal came on board for the first time this year, inviting local School Games Organisers to nominate teams they felt deserved to have a place in the first ever Futsal competition in the history of the event. A great time was had by all and 3 pools delivered 3 winners – St Laurence’s, Our Lady of Lourdes and Beechwood. Whilst Pewith took Spirit of the Games.

Dodgeball: British Dodgeball delivered a double hit of excitement, with the chance for competitors to win in either the main, or plate, competition. Bishop Eton took the top spot in the main competition, whilst St Elizabeth’s scooped the title of plate competition winners. The Spirit of the Games, chosen from all the participating teams was taken by St Ann’s.

Waterpolo: A further fresh offer at this year’s School Games in the Liverpool City Region was Waterpolo. Run by Niki Horton, School Swimming Officer for School Improvement Liverpool, who has been a longstanding contributor to the event, it offered a chance for swim teams to sample something new.
After a chance to practice, teams took part in a friendly, yet competitive competition, which saw Lister Juniors take Gold, Christ the King take silver and Halewood Cof E take both bronze and the Spirit of the Games award.

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