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 www.yourschoolgames.com
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|
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.