St.Helens District Sports Council

Helping sporting clubs and individuals to help themselves!

Membership News

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.


News and Reports

Defibrillator Training


Anybody requiring Defibrillator training could get this for free from Jenny Leyland of Sutton JFA - email jeni12physio@hotmail.co.uk - 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


Read this amazing story of how quick thinking team mates and staff help save a mans life using a difibrillator.

Local Sports News

become a dsc member go2

What's On

2018 / 2019 Accounts

Now available to view in the menbers area.


Membership Renewal Update


28 Clubs have renewed their membership this year and we should like to know what would entice others back.


Grant Information.


Due to the fact that the grant from the Local Council has been phased out over recent years and the last payment will be received next month, the provisions for grants to member clubs are being reconsidered.

No further grants will be paid in the current financial year and conditions for future payments are to be reviewed.


St. Helens DSC Committee Vacancy


Paul Smee of St. Helens Canoe Club who is currently a Teams' Representative on the Executive Committee has volunteered to give the Treaurer's job a go.


Open Day Proposal.


We are considering holding an Open Day, possibly in June, for clubs in the town to come along and promote their activities.  A venue is still to be decided.as are finer details e.g. provision of chairs/tables/gazebo.  

Please advise if you will be interested

West Park RUFC:  After a slow start away against Aldwinians where the home side opened the scoring early in the match.  In the second half and despite being below their best, Park were the more dominant side and finished with a 20:15 win.  Their next match is at home to Ormskirk.


Thatto Heath Crusaders - Two more members of the Senior squad have joined the professional ranks with skipper Andy Lea and 19 year old Adam Carr joining Rochdale. Lea has captained the National Conference League side for 3 years while Carr has been involved with Lancashire from U17's, U19's and Open Age.



Prescot player selected for England squad


Read full story >>>

New League for Prescot Hockey Club.  

See Full Report>>>>

Prescot Hockey Ladies unique treble.


The Prescot ladies hockey team pulled of an amazing Treble this season by winning two Cup Finals this weekend to go with their Division One Championship and promotion. more >>>>

Individual member, Jake Kelly, is going from strength to strength in his tumbling career. This is a Facebook post made by his mother.


Incredibly proud of our Jake, for being picked to represent England  in the Loule Cup, Portugal  in October and to top it last night his coach told him he’d made the GBR Team  for the World Age Championships in Tokyo in December , to say he was over the moon is an understatement, he shouted the house down.  Great achievement for Jake and the coaching team at Wakefield Gymnastics, so glad all the hard work and dedication has paid off.

Merseyside Sport Announcement


You may well already have spotted that the exciting new ‘We Are Undefeatable’ campaign and movement launched on Thursday (http://weareundefeatable.co.uk #WeAreUndefeatable). It’s designed to inspire and support people with long-term health conditions to be active, with the primary audience being people aged 30+.


The campaign has already gone out via social media and national press, plus marketing materials have also been sent to GPs surgeries and pharmacies. It steps up a gear today, with the first ever TV airing of the keynote advertisement, which is powerful, emotive and inspiring stuff. The team at MSP are confident it’s going to really resonate with the target audience!


So, we’re incredibly keen to make sure that not only the public, but also our partners here in Merseyside get the most out of this fantastic campaign, whether that be through, promoting what you do, upskilling, or boosting participation.


The campaign’s potential for behaviour change in Merseyside is huge given, for example, that:


73% of people in Merseyside experiencing a mental health condition participate in no sport


83,581 people in Merseyside are living with Diabetes


There were 16,768 premature deaths in Merseyside due to Coronary Heart Disease between 2013-15

To help we’ve launched 2 dedicated web pages, which we’ll be evolving as the campaign builds:


A partner resource page (aimed at healthcare , coaching and other professionals) https://www.merseysidesport.com/WAU-partners/


An activity resource page that you can direct members of the public to if they’ve been inspired by the campaign and want to find an activity


Plus, we’ll be sending out updates via our social media channels:


Twitter: https://twitter.com/MerseysideSport  

- follow the local hashtag #WAUMerseyside


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/merseysidesport/

We’re also inviting partners to contact us with information about activity services or sessions which are suitable for people with long-term health conditions, which we’ll happily promote to our network under the banner of ‘We Are Undefeatable’.


Equally if you have any ideas around leveraging the campaign that you’d like to have a chat with us about, to see where we could add value for you, then don’t hesitate to get in touch.


We’re looking forward to making a change together for people living with long-term health conditions here in Merseyside.

Andy Lea of Thatto Heath Crusaders RL has been selected to captain Lancashire

Pictured:  Jacob Kelly, who has been selected for the GBR tumbling squad for 2020

FB_IMG_1572699040100 FB_IMG_1572699022393 FB_IMG_1572698934501 FB_IMG_1572698948803 FB_IMG_1573305648523

A St. Helens DSC individual member receiving an award in The Pride of St Helens.

Holocaust Memorial Service - 27th January 2019


Holocaust Memorial Day is the international day of remembrance for the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.  


This years theme is 'Stand Together'.  It explores how genocidal regimes throughout history have deliberately fractured societies by marginalising certain groups, and how these tactics can be challenged by individuals standing together with their neighbours and speaking out against oppression.


I would like to invite you to attend our service, intended to bring together in unity multi-faith leaders who share our aspirations.  The Service will be held in the Town Hall on Monday 27th January, starting at 10am and lasting around an hour.  


If you are able to join us please contact Vikki Atherton in our Events Team on 01744 675326 or email vikkiatherton@sthelens.gov.uk