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.

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;