Welcome to our sporting round up of news.

Here at St Paul’s, sport plays an important role in how we can all develop, by working with others as a team, developing/extending our own personal skills and when just wanting to try out a new sport.

The main aim of course, is to have FUN!

A wide range of sports are available to all our children, both during morning break, lunchtime play and our numerous after-school clubs… All of which are completely FREE!

St Paul’s has a long and proud history of competing at Rossendale schools level and has represented Rossendale at Lancashire County Championship level on several occasions after winning the Rossendale school’s title, in various sports.

Click on the links on the left hand side to access our Sports Pages


From the touchline…

Thank you parents:
I would like to personally thank all our parents for their patience, help with lifts, washing school kits, etc and for their flexibility they have provided so far, this school year. Without your help we would simply not have been able to offer so many competitive sports for the children to take part in.
I recognise that day-to-day life is hectic at the best of times, without me dropping an unexpected competition or league match on you at short notice, so thank you all very much for all that you do, it really is appreciated.

School sports squads:
The number of children signing up for our school sports squads this year has been staggering!

5/6 athletics (mixed) – 32 children
3/4 athletics (mixed) – 46 children
3/4 indoor cricket (mixed) – 30 children
5/6 basketball (mixed) – 22 children
3/4 tennis (mixed) – 18 children
Football (girls) – 28 children
5/6 football (boys) – 26 children
Football Year 4 (mixed) – 32 children

The energy to train and play in competition from the children has been outstanding!
As a result of the numbers signing up and their enthusiasm for competitive sports, we have entered two teams in competitions where possible.
We currently have two teams entered in the girls football, boys 5/6 football and the year 4 football leagues.

Competitions and fixtures:
With all the rain this year so far, most schools in Rossendale have had flooded, unplayable pitches, affecting training as well as competitive matches.
This has created a backlog of fixtures for all of us.
So far we have had to postpone many matches, leaving our sports calendar extremely busy as we attempt to catch up. This also effects our training sessions for each squad.

All St Paul’s competition fixtures are displayed on our school “World of sport” notice board (Junior side of the library), for each half term. The diary is updated there every time new fixtures are added or existing ones are changed and children are encouraged to check there for updates.
We currently have thirteen competitive fixtures booked in, over the next eighteen available dates, before the end of term for Easter.
If we manage to qualify for a Rossendale schools grand final, then this adds another fixture to the sporting calendar.

An emergency phone number is always needed for our competitions, however for more advanced notice (and to cut down on the hundreds of letters and reply slips I give out/receive) some parents have provided an email address. This helps with planning teams, lift requests and allows me to give more advanced notice of fixtures/training and saves time and valuable resources.
I’m available every day in school (Seahorses class), by text, email or send in a letter. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at anytime.

If parents have any questions, please feel free to contact myself at anytime.

Thank you for your continued support.
Mr Rush (Seahorses class).