Helping sporting clubs and individuals to help themselves!
There are still a number of teams that have not renewed for 2017/2018: 31st January is the deadline for this to be rectified thus ensuring that your club can qualify for "Year 2" status in 2018/2019 (providing membership for that year is renewed before 31st May).. If you allow this year's membership to lapse, your club will be held on "Year 1" status. 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.
Pilks Recs overcome tough challenge to beat off Wallsend Eagles 42-6 and progress to the second round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup.
Thatto Heath Crusaders also progress with a 22-12 victory at Saddleworth Rangers.
LSH withstand a Tyldsley come-back and gain a bonus point finishing 24-18. Their next challenge was a derby match last Saturday v West Park.
Report from Prescot Hockey Club.
Prescot started 2018 with a bang against near neighbours St Helens. On paper it looked a simple home win for high flying Saints but Prescot had other ideas. From the off Prescot took the game to their opponents with some excellent hold up play from youngsters Wade and Barrowclough. Prescot forced a couple of short corners that were squandered before Foy broke into the D and a deflected shot hit the roof of the net. St Helens pressured the the defence however Heyes, Collins and Johnson held firm to break up attack after attack.
Heaps then fired a ball into Holmes who spun 180 degrees and buried the goal to make it two nil. Prescot were in dreamland but St Helens are not second in the league for nothing and hit back immediately to make it 1-2 at half time.
Saints piled the pressure on in the second half and as Prescot tired a great run saw an excellent goal scored. With minute remaining Prescot were reduced to ten players for indiscipline and then a 'goal' for St Helens was chalked off for a foot.
In the end a draw was a fair result