St.Helens District Sports Council

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.


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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.

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  • Providing sporting opportunity.

  • Encouraging health and social inclusion.


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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

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The week in brief

Liverpool St Helens RUFC -  commiserations on losing their first match in the Lancashire League's ADM Premier Division. Also on the death of Life Member and renowned Rugby Umpire, Dave Matthews.


West Park RUFC - opened the new season's account with a comprehensive 31-5 win over Widnes.


Last Updated: 18-09-18

Club info..


Thatto Heath celebrate double final wins


MSP’s  6 month Active Learning programme is now available.

Urgent appeal!!


In order for the DSC to progress, we desperately need volunteers to come forward for the positions of Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.  As you should know we haven't had a Treasurer since August 2017, when John Cox retired and financial affairs have been undertaken by the Secretary, Fred Crawford.



Bursary News


Two bursary windows will be open this year the first from 1st June to 31st October.


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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.


The minutes of both meetings will appear in the Members' Area in due course as will our new Privacy Policy; written to comply with the new GDPR - something I'm sure you are aware of.  In the mean-time, please advise the secretary if you have any concerns about the data we collect from you."

THATTO Heath Crusaders A are champions of the North West Men’s League Premier Division for a second successive season after winning Saturday’s play off final against Orrell St. James 26-12.


After finishing the regular season in third place, the Crusaders went into Saturday’s Final as underdogs after Orrell St. James finished as minor premiers.


After a strong start from Heath’s pack, Tom Rigby’s grubber kick was pounced on by Shaun Quinn for the opening try, which the latter duly converted.


Paddy Flynn added another try with a barnstorming run and Shaun Quinn added the extras.


Orrell got back into the game with a converted try, before a Bobbie Goulding drop goal and Shaun Quinn penalty gave Heath a 15-6 lead going into the break.


With Orrell down to 12 men in the opening minutes of the second half, a superb break and outrageous offload from Ben Heyes was collected by Ryan Heaton, who found Matty Cook for the try; Shaun Quinn added the extras.


Ben Heyes then got on the end of a fumbled Tom Rigby grubber kick for a try. Orrell scored a fine converted try to give them hope, before Bobbie Goulding’s drop kick sealed the victory for Heath.


The man of the match award went to Tom Rigby.


Thatto Heath Crusaders B created history on Sunday when they became the first B team to win a North West Men’s League title. Having already lifted the Division 5 minor premiership and NWML Shield Final, the Bees added the Division 5 championship with a 56-10 victory over New Spring Lions.


Heath’s tries were scored by Charlie Taylor (3) Bobby Cook

Darren Woods, Aaron Dancer, Chris Hull, Liam Knowles, Mike Stanley and Loui Pauls, with Charlie Taylor added seven goals and landing the Man of the Match award.

Thatto Heath Crusaders

Club info..


Capitol Squash Juniors 5K Victoria Park fun event

Capitol Squash Juniors

Capitol Squash junior section experienced  a truly great day on Saturday. Some 25 juniors from Capitol ran the 5k Victoria Park fun event.


After the run, medals were presented to everyone who completed the 5k back at the squash club  . The age range included parents in there 70’s and young mums pushing children in their prams.


Capitol have now decided to make this a monthly event, perhaps a good way of raising funds for their junior section.


Great day, great occasion