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

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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


Since the retirement of John Cox in 2017, the DSC has been without a Treasurer with the Secretary looking after its financial affairs.

The job is not an arduous one and no formal qualifications are required so If there is asomebody out there who is numerate and can work with spreadsheets please consider applying. It is a voluntary role but all expenses are paid.


Applications should be emailed to the Secretary

Frederica Crawford, at fred.crawford2@gmail.com


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

Prescot Hockey Club got off to a good start with the Ladies 2nd team putting in a great effort to maintain a 0-0 draw with Didsbury, while the 1st team thrashed newly-promoted Winnington Park 4-0 and later beat Wrexham  5-0. The 3rd team also picked up a point with a 1-1 draw with City of Manchester.  The men's 2nd team held off Warrington with a 2-0 win and later beat Deeside 3-1 to move up to 2nd place while the 1st team drew with Chester.


West Park RUFC recently suffered an unexpected defeat, losing 43-29 to Ormskirk but went on to defeat new-comers to the ADM premier division, Liverpool Collegiate 43-12.


Thatto Heath Crusaders defeated NCL Premier League leaders, Wath Brow Hornets 18-12, to reach the grand final v West Hull. Four players have been included in a 22 man squad for a tour of New Zealand.

New League for Prescot Hockey Club.  

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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

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