Rainford High students are celebrating their recent sporting triumphs after competing in a number of regional and national events.
Students across all year groups have taken part in a wide range of individual and team sports, including athletics, football, rugby and netball.
The year 7 rugby league team have enjoyed an extremely successful start to high school rugby, after reaching the semi-finals of the National Champion Schools competition, where they are due to play St John Fisher, Wigan.
The boys are just one win away from playing in the National Schools Rugby Final which takes place at Wembley Stadium before the inaugural Rugby League Challenge Cup Final.
With a mixture of experienced club players and boys for whom school has been their first taste of competitive rugby league, they have impressed all with an expansive passing game in attack and improving desire and determination in defence.
Rainford’s U15 boy’s rugby union team recently won the Lancashire Emerging Schools trophy after beating St. Margaret’s Academy, Liverpool, 25 – 5 in the final at Liverpool St Helens Rugby Club.
In addition, the year 9 boy’s football team were crowned 2018 St Helens Football winners after beating Sutton Academy 2-1 in the final at Ruskin Drive.
Whilst the year 7 boy’s football team have had an equally fantastic season both in local and regional competitions. They won the St Helens 7-a-side competition, reached the final of the St. Helens Cup and reached the semi-finals of the Merseyside Cup.
Achievements haven’t just been made on the pitch, the year 8 boys indoor athletics team were crowned Merseyside Schools Champions for 2018 for the second year in succession and the year 8 girl’s netball team finished runners up in the Merseyside Netball Tournament.
Testimony to its sporting victories, the school has won the Outstanding Commitment to Sport in Secondary School award three times at the Educate Awards, most recently last year.
Principal Ian Young said: “Rainford High is renowned for its sporting prowess and it’s great to see students, of all ages and abilities, competing in some very prestigious tournaments on a local and national level.
“As a school, we’re delighted to have been recognised for our commitment to sport over the years and we will certainly continue to provide a broad and balanced extra-curricular programme that caters for all students.”