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Membership currently stands at 39. Eleven of last year's members haven't renewed and, furthermore, we have records of a further 149 past members.
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The Sports Council endeavours to encourage the people of St Helens, particularly the young, to fulfil and develop their potential which will improve their health, well-being and enhance their quality of life.
It will do this by;
Improving the quality of opportunity.
Encouraging lifelong learning.
Giving information and advice.
Providing sporting opportunity.
Encouraging health and social inclusion.
Anybody requiring Defibrillator training could get this for free from Jenny Leyland of Sutton JFA - email firstname.lastname@example.org - and defibrillators could be obtained for £750 from the Oliver King Foundation (details from Jenny)
Seneley & Garwsood JFC & West Park Rugby Club offer similar training.
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Three St. Helens Teams through to the second round of the RL Challenge :
Haydock beat Premier Conference team Wath Brow 17-4 and will face Conference Div 2 side - Thornhill Trojans
Thatto Heath Crusaders beat Skirlaugh 30-10 and will be away to West Hull
Pilks Recs were rewarded for their 8-hour trip to Aberdeen with a massive 62-8 win and will be at home to Halifax in round 2
After two cancelled matches, Prescot Hockey's Men's 1st team beat a "shell shocked" Carlisle 12-1
Cossack Shotokan Karate Academy of St.Helens are looking to recruit new members for the club. Training sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm.
Launch of the St. Helens Sports Network
It was announced at last night's Open Meeting that the DSC and St. Helens Sports Development have agreed to work more closely to promote sport in the borough with the introduction under the banner of a new Sports Network.
The only change to the DSC's activities is the removal of the need for Open Meetings: membership of the DSC will still be required in order to access any benefits on offer. In place of the Open Meetings will be two Forums a year, the first of which will be held on Thursday, 16th March 2017 at the Totally Wicked Stadium in Langtree Park.
This first forum will be an opportunity for all clubs in the borough to gain the latest funding information, learn more about our annual sports awards and take part in discussions on the sporting programmes currently taking place within the borough; all this within the fantastic surroundings of a sporting venue. If you have attended Sports Development's previous Conferences, you will also know they had a number of informative speakers providing thought provoking views on sport and it is hoped to repeat this.
A window for registrations to attend this event will open in early February and a reminder will be circulated beforehand. So put the date in your diary and we will look forward to seeing you all on March 16th.
St. Helens Rounders League
The 2017 Registration Meeting will take place in the snooker room at Ruskin Drive on Tuesday, 14th February, commencing at 7.30 p.m.
New teams will be welcome to register and existing teams are always on the look-out for new players.
Full details are available by email from League Secretary, Sara McManus - email@example.com
There is a saying - “we don’t give up sport
because we grow old: we grow old because we give up sport”
A unique set of results as all the teams play in very competitive Leagues. Prescot Hockey Club record four wins from four for the first time in 15 years. 3 wins and a draw last week so all good!
Prescot Ladies 4 Wrexham ladies 3
The ladies put in the performance of the season with a stunning four goals against an in form Wrexham. The ladies had the better of the first half but soon found themselves two down before goals from Charlotte Middleham and Laura Anderson got them back on level terms. Wrexham then took the lead again before Jane Jennings equalised and in the final minutes Amanda Lomax kept her cool to score the winner from a penalty flick.
Prescot Men 4 Formby 1
The Prescot men got another three points in their push for promotion and sit a point off the top with a crucial game in hand. Goals from Will Jobes and Chris Lomax gave Prescot a half time lead before Mortimer added a third and Jobes wrapped up the points with his second.
Prescot Ladies 2s 4 Stockport 0
The ladies 2s are now firmly in the promotion places sitting six points clear of third. An excellent away win at Stockport with a hat trick from Lucy Wright-Perkins securing the points.
Prescot Men 2s 1 Salford 0
The mens seconds made it three wins from three with a great away win in Salford. The sides were evenly matched with Whitfield in the Prescot goal making two great saves before Johnson was scythed down in the D when clean through for Prescot. Salford had the better of the second half before Stu Ashley scored the decisive goal in the last five minutes after good work by Terry Maguire on the right wing.