St.Helens District Sports Council

Helping sporting clubs and individuals to help themselves!

Membership News

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.


News and Reports

Defibrillator Training


Anybody requiring Defibrillator training could get this for free from Jenny Leyland of Sutton JFA - email jeni12physio@hotmail.co.uk - 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


Read this amazing story of how quick thinking team mates and staff help save a mans life using a difibrillator.

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What's On

Thatto Heath Crusaders: After surviving a late fight-back from League 1 side, N Wales Crusaders, Crusaders went through to round 5 of the Challenge Cup with a 16-14.  They will now meet Mid-table Championship team, Dewsbury Rams, in a televised fifth round tie at home.on Saturday.


Liverpool St Helens: With only 13 men at one point, they reached the MJ Worsley Cup Final after a fiery battle with Aldwinians to win 40-29.  They will meet League Champions, Widnes, in the final.


Prescot Hockey Club: The ladies reached the Manchester Cup Final after beating City of Manchester 5-1


West Park: finished the season with a flourish, gaining maximum league points in a 43-10 win at Heaton Moor.  Unfortunately, too late to challenge for what would have been deserved League honours.

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Rainford’s Picnic In The Park takes place Saturday 1st June headlined by  T’Pau. Tickets now on sale.


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New League for Prescot Hockey Club.  

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First Aid Courses and More!


See inside Sports Development's January Newsletter for information on:






Prescot Hockey Ladies unique treble.


The Prescot ladies hockey team pulled of an amazing Treble this season by winning two Cup Finals this weekend to go with their Division One Championship and promotion. more >>>>

More history for Prescot Hockey Club


Lancashire Cup Winners' Cup Final


Formby Ladies  0    Prescot Ladies 2


Prescot Ladies continued to create history as they represented Greater Manchester against the South Lancashire cup winners in a winner-takes-all Final held at Crosby. Prescot were forced into giving a debut to a junior goalkeeper with Foy unable to play. However, after just five minutes an injury meant Heaps had to remove the young keeper and play with eleven outfield players! Undeterred by this setback Prescot rallied and took the game to their so called more illustrious opponents and dominated for over an hour. Goals from Sophie Fairhurst and Rachel Wood saw a dominant Prescot ladies team pick up their FOURTH trophy of the season and complete a historic quadruple by winning every domestic honour available this season.


A massive thank you to St Helens Sports Development for their support with junior hockey, St Helens Law and Coach Mark Heaps who has overseen the development of the ladies hockey section at Prescot.


Next year both the men and ladies will be promoted to the Pennine League and will be looking to build on this historic success. New players of any abilities and ages welcome.


New Ball Machine for Rainford Tennis Club

The Tennis Ball Machine was purchased by Rainford Tennis Club at a cost of £828 in Jan 2019


The purchase was only possible because of the grant of £400 from St Helens District Sports Council.


The ball machine has been used on a weekly basis to improve individual practice and group coaching sessions.


The machine allows the coach to concentrate his attention on individuals removing the distraction of having to feed balls to the players.


The Ball Machine has been used by both adult and junior members, new and experienced players.  


The repeatability, potential variation of flight and high number of balls from the ball thrower has helped to significantly improve the training and coaching regime at Rainford.