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21st July 17
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Sports News

Summer Term 2017


Hello and welcome to Rufford C of E's sports page. I hope you enjoy looking through some of the wonderful sporting achievements from this acacemic year. 

Specialist Coaching Delivery

Autumn 1 - Athletics

Autumn 2 -  Dance 

Spring 1 - Striking and Fielding 

Spring 2 - Tennis

Summer 1 -  Gymnastics

Summer 2 - Our focus this half term is Invasion Games


Small Schools Indoor Athletics Champions

For those of you who weren't aware, I would love to share the news with you on our success at the Lancashire Small Schools Indoor Athletics Competition. Our team performed in a variety of track and field events. After points were counted up, it was announced that, out of sixteen schools...we had won! As expected, our team was delighted. Not only is everyone at school very proud of your performance, we are also proud of the teamwork you showed, the good sportsmanship you displayed and all the hours of training you have put in over the months leading up to the competition.

This is a huge achievement!

Gold Mark Award 2015/2016

I am extremely pleased to announce we have been awarded Gold in the Sainsbury's School Games scheme. All of the staff and children in school work very hard to achieve this. Without the support of parents, it goes without saying, this wouldn't be possible. 

Below, you will find a link to the Sainsbury’s School Games site, an initiative set up to motivate children to get involved in sport.

Extra-curricular Competitions

Spring 2017 

Benchball - Tarleton Academy - 12.1.17

A huge congratulations to our Benchball team who finished first in the Tarleton/Burscough cluster tournament!

KS1 Indoor Athletics - Tarleton Academy - 31.1.17

We were all very proud of our KS1 children who went along to the KS1 Indoor Athletics at Tarleton Academy. A special mention to our two boys from Ash Class, who had to do double everything! Well done for showing great sportsmanship and endurance. 

Multisports Event - Football - 15.3.17

Some of our KS2 children went along to the mutlisport event at Ormskirk School. After displaying excellent sportsmanship and great skills they finished in second place. Well done Rufford! 

Swimming Gala - 16.3.17

A huge well done to the children who competed in the swimming gala. We finished second in the small schools category and every member of our team was awarded a medal for their individual events. 

Tag Rugby - 18.3.17

Great performance by our Tag Rugby team who came runners up in the plate!

Small Schools Football League

After a league of exciting games, Rufford C of E's team did brilliantly and came second in the league! Well done team, some excellent games played.

Coming soon...

Superstars - 27.4.17

Well done to all our Superstars competititors, who gave every event their best shot! Unfortunately, our boys team didn't walk away with a medal from this competition, however, I hope they are proud of their performance and the sportsmanship they displayed. Our girls team performed so well they were placed in silver medal position. Well done team Rufford! 

Y3/4 Cross Country - 3.5.17

I was very proud of the turnout for this years 3/4 Cross Country event. We had so many children throw themselves into the rather challenging running course! All runners should be extremely proud of completing this run.

Boys Team

Our 3/4 boys team finished in first place for the small schools. The top two boys from each year group finished in the following positions to secure the gold medal.

Myles - 1st

Finley - 11th 

Brodie - 9th

Ewan - 46th

Girls Team

Our 3/4 girls team finished in second place for the small schools. The top two girls from each year group finished in the following positions to secure the silver medal. 

Evie - 5th

Sophie- 48th

Kate - 9th

Phoebe - 17th

Well done to ALL runners from Rufford C of E - you did us proud!

Composite Relay - 15.5.17

Tag Rugby - 23.5.17


Autumn 2016

Small School Indoor Athletics - St Bede's - 10.11.16

Our indoor athletics team, consisting of children from Years 4, 5 and 6 performed with determination at the indoor athletics competition. After an agonising count down, it was revealed that we won! The team will now go on to represent West Lancashire at the Small Schools Indoor Athletics Competition in February. Excellent work team!

Tag Rugby Competition - Ormskirk RUFC - 15.10.16 

This Saturday saw the tag rugby season kick start. Our team played excellently as a team and showed good sportsmanship throughout the tournament. After a nail biting final, our team finished runners up in the race for the Bowl. As always, we were incredibly proud of our tag rugby team. 

Y5/6 Cross Country Competition - Tarleton Academy - 12.10.16

I was very pleased to see such a large number of children getting involved in the annual Y5/6 cross country. Many of our children had been training through our Mile Challenge club. Well done to all of the children who beat their PB! 

Team Results

Girls Team - 1st place

Boys Team - 3rd place

A special mention to Alicia Woods, who finished 1st in the Y6 girl's race. 

Y5/6 High- 5 Competition - Ormskirk High School - 5.10.16

A superb performance by our a High-5 team. Everyone in the team got involved on the court. 

After an intense tournament, we finished second!  

School Sports Council

We have a new sports council for 2016/17 and they cannot wait to get involved in making sport at Rufford even more exciting! They will be meeting regularly to develop sport across the school. 

Our Councillors have been planning a special event for the Summer Term...

Meet the Councillors!


Finn, Alicia, Ruby, William, Adam & Ella-Mei

West Lancashire Sports Council 

William and Alicia, Year 6, have been selected to represent Rufford C of E in the West Lancashire Sports Council. It is a fantastic opportunity for our school to engage in sporting issues throughout the area of West Lancashire. 


Please see our extra curricular activities page for more information on sporting activities.  

Extra Curricular Sporting Success 2016/2017

Cross Country

Alicia represented Rufford in the Southport Waterloo Athletic Club one mile races for schools at Victoria park in Southport. In the year 6 girls race she came 3rd!
The full results can be viewed on their webpage.

Well done Alicia.


A huge well done to Evie, Millie and Charlotte who took part in the UK Gymnastics North Region Qualifiers on Sat 22nd and Sun 23rd April.

Evie was competing for the first time at Level 8. Despite the new level meaning some very tough competition, she gained a Silver for her Vault and Bar routines.

Millie and Charlotte were taking part in the Level 10 competition. Millie won Gold on Floor and Bronze on Beam in her first ever UK competition. Charlotte won Gold for both Vault and Floor.

All of the girls now have to wait till the end of May to find out if they qualified for the national finals in Milton Keynes in October.

We have our fingers crossed for you here at Rufford.

Calling all parents... if your child has done something sports related outside of school and you would like them to feature on our school website, please contact Mrs Coogan.