Sporting Success 2017-18

Our sporting achievements!

Sports Leaders - January 2018

A select few of year 5 and 6 pupils have been become sports leaders! They participated in half a term of sports leadership lessons in PE and then had to apply to become an official sports leader.  The applications were very impressive with a lot of thought going into them. The children have taken to their new role like ducks to water. They are confident, enthusiastic and the younger children love them.  They are working in small groups doing one lunch time a week.  The current Year 4s will gain the opportunity to train in Year 5.  Well done sports leaders - you have amazed me with your ability, dedication and enthusiasm.  Keep up the great work! 

Netball - Double Win for St Mary's - 6th December 2017

Super proud of the netball team! They beat Hulme 17-9 and South Failsworth 7-3. 

The girls played exceptionally well - the best they have ever played ! They were confident, made little mistakes, listened to instructions, fought for every ball and worked brilliantly as a team. It was like watching a different team!  Well done girls! Let's maintain this high level of effort and I'm sure we will have some more wins in the new year! 

Girl's Football League Games - 5th December 2017

Well done to the girl's football team! They had two tough games as part of the Oldham Schools League and lost 2-0 to Diggle. Unfortunately it took us this game to get into the play. Even though they lost they put in some great runs and tackles. They beat Knowsley 1-0 with a much stronger performance than in the first game. Hopefully after Christmas we will have some more practices and secure some more wins. Well done girls !

Football Matches - 21st November 2017

Well done to the St Mary's football team who played their league fixtures back to back on a very wet and cold night at Saddleworth School!  The boys did so well in the conditions and played some excellent football! 


Lost 2-1  v St Annes 

Drew  v St Chads 2-2 

Won  v Dobcross 1-0

Won v Diggle 3-2

St Edwards drew 3-3

Knowsley 5 won 6-2 

Knowsley 6 lost 2-0

Well done boys very proud of you all!

Cross Country - Tuesday 7th November 2017

The children of St Mary's did us proud yet again in the Oldham Schools Cross Country Competition. This is separate to the Saturday morning league races and schools were limited even more, in terms of the amount of pupils who could enter. We had four teams in total: 3/4 girls, 3/4 boys, 5/6 girls and 5/6 boys. To say the conditions were bad is an understatement!  It was like a mud bath. So hard to walk in let alone run!  We had some amazing results yet again. 

3/4 boys overall rank - 10th

Leo Padgett 28th

Luke Marshall 32nd

Ben Alcock 29th

Noah Dainty 40th 

3/4 girls - overall rank 3rd

Oonagh Mcmanus 6th

Keziah Cooke 8th

Mollie Rimmer 26th

5/6 boys - overall rank 10th 

Oliver Kennedy 23rd 

Alistair Mcormack  27th

Harry Jump 46th

Thomas Bennett 56

5/6 girls - overall rank 6th

Eva Harratt 13th

Erin Stevenson - 14th 

Gabriella Leadbeater 23rd

Olivia Fox 32nd 

Well done everyone you did AMAZING in terrible conditions!

Netball - Thursday 19th October 2017

Well done to the St Mary's Netball Team who played their first two matches of the season. They lost 5-3 to Dobcross in a tightly fought match. Star player was Lucy Johnson for excellent positional play, shooting and all round impact. They beat St Chads 21-1.  Star player Holly Haynes for working hard on accurate passes and acting on coaching points. Holly also did some very good shooting.

All the girls played well. We have lots to work on, but overall an amazing start to the season!  The future looks bright for St Mary's Netball Team! Well done girls we are all very proud of you.

Cross Country - Saturday 14th October 2017

On Saturday it was the second cross country race of the season and St Mary's children did us proud once again! Out of 25 schools who were there,  we were one of only 4 schools who had full teams in each age group! Thank you to all children and parents for supporting team St Marys.  There were some magnificent performances. The year 1/2 s did brilliantly.  Once again we secured some medals gaining silver and bronze! Looks like the future is bright with these year 1/2's!

The year 3/4 girls did exceptionally well gaining 7th, 8th and 9th place and coming second overall out of all of the schools!

Oonagh McManus 6th
Isla wolstenholme 7th
Keziah Cooke 9th
Mollie rimmer 24th 
Amelia Haynes 32nd

The 3/4 boys were determined and strong. They did amazingly well considering they were all year 3s running against year 4s!
Ross Taylor 33rd
Ben Alcock 34th
Noah dainty 51st

The 5/6 girls put in a fantastic performance on a tough and muddy course. With some great sprint finishes they did brilliantly. 

Erin Stevenson 18th
Gabriella leadbeater 25th
Olivia fox 31st
Kenzie 32nd
Willow delderfield 43rd

Now for the 5/6 boys... some of whom it was their first time competing.  There are some excellent runners in this age category, but the St Mary's boys didn't let this phase them.  They battled their way through and secured some brilliant positions.

Oliver Kennedy 21st
Malachi Cooke 46th
Oliver carter 47th 
Joseph Wiley 54th

Out of 25 schools we came 4th!  Amazing result team St Mary's! 

Year 5 Sports Leaders - October 2017

Year 5 are currently working on sports leadership in PE. They are hoping to put their skills into practice at lunch times working with the younger children in school.

Cross Country - Chadderton Hall Park - Saturday 30th September 2017

Huge congratulations to all children who participated in the Oldham Schools Cross Country at Chadderton Hall Park on Saturday 30th September.  It was a wet morning for sure! There were some new children involved this year which was lovely to see.  Everyone did fantastically and showed real determination. We even had some medals in the year 1/2 race!  Next race 14th October. 

Year 1/2 
Felix Moss 
Oliver Bennett 2nd 
Jacob Mounsey 3rd 
Harry Rimmer 
Alice Hill 
Annabelle Howcroft 
Elise Morris 

Year 3/4 Girls 
Oonagh McManus 4th 
Isla Wolstenholme 6th 
Amelia Haynes 18th 
Mollie Rimmer 27th 
Imogen Booth 28th 
Sadie Spencer 45th 

3/4 Boys 

Ben Alcock 15th 
Leo Padgett 18th 
Luke Marshall 29th 
Noah Dainty 45th 
Alexander Leadbeater 57th 
Oliver Hill 60th 

5/6 Girls 
Gabriella Leadbeater 13th 
Olivia Fox 19th 

5/6 Boys 
Harry Jump 24th 
James Alcock 25th 
Thomas Bennett 39th  

Oldham Schools Baton Relay - July 2017

Well done to Oliver, Alastair, Holly and Willow who ran from school to Diggle as part of the Oldham Schools Baton Relay !!! They did incredibly well, such an achievement! Especially in the sweltering heat. Very proud well done.


Sports Day - July 2017

We all had a great day at our sports day.