Sport / P.E.

Year 7 and year 9 silver medalist in the catholic partnership netball tournament. A highly competitive tournament, always tough competition but both team were outstanding. Year 9 won 6 games and lost 1 to English Martyrs. Year 7 won 4, lost 2, drew 1 and actually beat the tournament winners Carmel. Millie Fodden was also presented with the Denise Egan rising star award, player of year 7 tournament.

Each year in September we celebrate our sporting achievements of the previous academic year. This year Mr Rhodes came back as the guest speaker and spoke passionately about his experiences in various roles in sport.  During the first half of the evening we celebrated students achieving their half and full colours for dedication and performance within their sports. Over 150 students attended this fantastic evening.

On Thursday 8th October 2015 St John’s received an exciting invitation to attend a rugby training session held by the New Zealand All Blacks at Mowden Park Stadium. Twelve students from across five year groups attended the event and received expert coaching from players such as Sonny Bill Williams, Jerome Kaino and Brodie Retallick.

Congratulations to the Year 9 Netball team - South West Durham Champions!

St John’s U 15 football team has won both County Cup competitions in the 2014/15 season. They beat Oxclose Community Academy in the Londonderry Cup Final, coming from behind to win 2-1. The goals were scored by Aidan Crooks & a last minute headed winner from Ethan Dixon, after a superb goalkeeping performance from Zach Hemming. Two days later they played against Biddick School in the Earl of Durham County Cup Final, once again having to come from behind to secure the victory.