Sport / P.E.

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.

Two St John's students have been selected to represent GREAT BRITAIN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS at the FISEC Games in MALTA in July this year.
CIARA HUGHES (YR 10) AND ETHAN CRAWFORD( YR 9) have both been selected for Athletics. Both students are training hard and looking forward to the event. Countries from all over Europe as well as Brazil and USA will be competing at the week long event.
In separate age group tournaments both teams performed extremely well in order to achieve silver medal place. Year 8 in particular played a nail biting semi - final against Teasdale which went to extra time due to a tie at the full time whistle. The girls remained calm and work together as a team to score the first goal which enabled them to qualified for the final against Greenfield.
The competition was challenging with approximately 14 schools entered so St John's performed exceptionally well. Results below:
Overall Result:
Year 7 boys = 2nd
Year 8 boys = 2nd

A huge thank you for your support with Year 7 & 8 students involved in yesterdays cross country. We had some excellent team and individual performances. Year 7 & 8 boys are now District Champions - the whole Year 7 team finished in the top 30 with 90 runners in the race! Year 7 Girls finished 5th and Year 8 Girls 3rd. St John's won overall! The following students finished in the top 15 in their races;

On Wednesday 24th we celebrated St John’s 10th Annual Sports Awards Evening. Over 150 students were awarded with their half and full colours for their dedication, commitment and performance when representing St John’s. Colours were awarded for performance in over 12 sports. In addition 18 students were awarded with a Gold Eagle for achieving county honours.

This year St John’s has set up a kayaking club with Bishop Auckland Kayak Club. The satellite club is funded through Sport England. It has allowed us to get some equipment and free coaching and has been running every Monday 4-5 after the school club. This has allowed students to improve their kayaking and all the students involved have made excellent improvements.