Unfortunately, the Covid crisis has meant that all sports training and fixtures have been cancelled.  Please see below for a taste of what happened during the Autumn 2019 term.


Junior Netball

The St Mary's netball team completed three tournaments at Holy Cross during the first half term and were praised on their excellent behaviour.

Practice will recommence after the February half term, coached by Miss Hesketh.


Girls Football

The St Mary’s girls football team were in action on Tuesday, 5th November 2019. Mr Hodge reported that they played three games and gave a good account of themselves in each match. Showing great resilience, they picked themselves up after two close defeats to triumph in their third and final math. Ella scored all the goals for the St Mary’s team. Mr Hodge praised the team’s positive attitude and behaviour.


Boys Football
The St Mary’s boys football team were in action the following night. They had started the season with two victories so went into the competition feeling very confident. They also played three matches, drawing the first two and losing the last one by a single goal. Jacob scored all of St Mary’s goals. Mr Smyth was very impressed with the team’s ability and attitude especially given that many of the St Mary’s team are still in Y5. Well done St Mary’s and thank you Parents for withstanding the cold and supporting in good number.

Mr Hodge & Mr Jenkins continue to coach football every Friday after school. Practice is rarely cancelled due to weather conditions, so please dress accordingly!

Group 1 - Year 5/6 boys & Group 2 - Year 3/4 boys and all junior girls are coached on alternate weeks.


Cross Country

Mrs Blackwell is coaching our juniors for the Cross Country season which starts in March.

If anyone is interested in joining her training sessions, these take place at lunchtimes on the following days

Monday - Y3 & Y4

Wednesday Y5 & Y6

Children will need a change of clothes with trainers (not their PE Kit) 


Sports Hall Athletics

St Mary’s took a twenty-five-strong team of boys and girls from Y5 & Y6 to Albany Academy on Wednesday, 15th January after school to take part in the CSSP Sports Hall Athletics Competition against schools from across Chorley. It was a busy and noisy evening with indoor track and field events going on in every direction. There were events in sprinting short distances, longer distance running, jumping, throwing and running relays. I was impressed with the sporting behaviour of each athlete and in the way the team members supported each other in their different events. While we did not win the competition this year, the children put in some excellent performances and deserve a lot of credit for their efforts. Thank you to Mr Hodge for organising the team. Thank you, Mrs Andrew and Mrs McGar, for helping athletes turn up on time to their various events – it wasn’t easy!

Mr Hodge took a very strong Y3 & Y4 Sports Hall Athletics Team to Holy Cross School on Thursday, 23rd January after school. They competed in a mixture of indoor field and track events. These included vertical high jump, standing triple jump, standing long jump, javelin, chest ball push and a range of relay events on the track. Mr Hodge reported that the team of boys and girls performed very well and did themselves proud. Well done Y3 & Y4 and thanks to Mr Hodge for taking them.