Helping sporting clubs and individuals to help themselves!
Deadline for acquiring or retaining "Year 2" status is 30th June. Any 2017-2018 members who renew after the deadline will stay on or drop to "Year 1". To renew membership, follow the link.
The Sports Council endeavours to encourage the people of St Helens, particularly the young, to fulfil and develop their potential which will improve their health, well-being and enhance their quality of life.
It will do this by;
Improving the quality of opportunity.
Encouraging lifelong learning.
Giving information and advice.
Providing sporting opportunity.
Encouraging health and social inclusion.
Anybody requiring Defibrillator training could get this for free from Jenny Leyland of Sutton JFA - email email@example.com - and defibrillators could be obtained for £750 from the Oliver King Foundation (details from Jenny)
Seneley & Garwsood JFC & West Park Rugby Club offer similar training.
St Helens Tri: Callum Bishop continues to impress, finishing fourth in the Ormskirk Parkrun in 19:11 Lynette Houghton was the first lady home in the Uventure 12k Obstacle Race while her son George won the Junior event. Myka & CHe Heard performed brilliantly at the Oulton Park Duathlon putting them both in contention for a Team GB place in the World Championships later in the year. Emma Austin had a double celebration, winning the junior ladies race in the Mold Triathlon and her performance in Loughborough led to a place in the ITU race in Leeds in June.
Prescot Hockey Club - Upcoming Event 24th May
As part of the Vitality Women's World Cup build up, England Hockey have asked a few select hockey clubs across England to run an event. Prescot Hockey Club have been selected and are one of a lucky few. Prescot have been based at Sutton for five seasons and in that time the Club has grown to over 140 members running several junior and senior hockey teams. The ladies threes (all under 18) recently won promotion in their first season making that nine promotions in all for the club since moving to Sutton in 2013.
On Thursday 24th May the Lord Mayor will officially open the event at 1pm and there will be ten teams from six schools - Cowley, DeLa Salle, Hope, Rainford, Rainhill and St Cuthberts competing in their own hockey 'World Cup'. Each school team will become a country and there will be group games, knock outs and a final to replicate the Hockey World Cup.
Over 100 pupils from across St Helens will be taking part, many will be playing competitive hockey for the first time but there will also be some Prescot juniors from local schools competing too. It's a great showcase for the sport and will give all the participants an opportunity to play hockey and if they like it an instant pathway to their local club.
Prescot hockey club are looking to build on the successes of the previous seasons by growing the club to at least four ladies teams and three mens teams. New players are always welcome (of any ability) however thesuccess has been down to junior players progressing into the senior teams. Hosting this England Hockey event will hopefully gain more players over the Spring and Summer
Sutton Badminton Club - "Give badminton a try. Badminton is recorded as the fastest racquet sport in the world with shuttles being smashed in excess of 200 miles an hour! It is a combination of speed and endurance, strength, power, agility and flexibility. It also involves tactical and technical elements which are key to the game. It is also cheap to play! Coaching is available for all ages and all abilities. If you have never played before but would like to give it a try then come to our Badminton For All session at The Beacon Centre, College Street, St Helens, WA10 1TF on Saturday, 21st April 2018 between 2-4pm at just £3 for the session.
Ladies Social Badminton starting Tuesday, 17th April 2018, 10am-12pm at Broadway Badminton Centre, Broadway, Grange Park, St Helens, WA10 3RY. Fun and friendly badminton sessions, no experience needed. Beginners very welcome! All equipment provided. Stay for an hour or stay for 2, it's up to you! £3/£6 respectively, including tea/coffee.
For more information contact Linda Pilkington at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sthelensbadminton.co.uk
MSP’s 6 month Active Learning programme is now available.
Report from the AGM/Open Meeting:
"The Officers/Trustees were disappointed in the turnout for this year's meeting; especially as there were important matters on the agenda. It was also an opportunity for members to renew their membership.