Netball Training is on Wednesdays with Lynne Barnett from Southport Netball Club. 


St John's Netball team made their debut on Tuesday in the first round of matches for Autumn. Our brand new team consisted of Sadie, Ashleigh, Olivia, Luca, Emils, Emma and Alice! in our first match against BDS we took a few minutes to find out feet, but we settled in well - great movement from Alice as Centre and Emma scoring our 5 winning goals! AMAZING! First win of the season! Our second match was against Scarisbrick Hall - this was tough but we still held our own - our defence was being put to work and Sadie, Ashleigh and Olivia had to work extremely hard. A match lost but many lessons learnt. A fabulous effort from all netballers and we look forward to our next match on Thursday 18th October at Larkfield. Player of the match - Emma! 


Glorious evening for a spot of netball! St Johns vs Larkfield was a speedy match! Quick moves, rapid passes and some great marking! Alice was put through her paces as centre but worked the mid court with ease! Some excellent defending and marking from Ashleigh and Emils tonight - they didn’t let their opponents out of their sight! 3 goals scored  - 2 from Luca and 1 from Emma! Match finished 5:3 to Larkfield. Onto the next match for autumn after half term! Player of the match: Ashleigh.



St John's traveled to Churchtown to play their last match for Autumn term. It was a very cold night and we needed to wrap up warm - but not for long! The team were soon getting hot as they were whizzing around the court attacking and defending well. Luca and Emma played seamlessly together in the D which resulted in 2 goals! Our defense was put to the test but was strong with many interceptions. Emils and Emma worked the middle third well. Game ended 3-2 to Churchtown - their last goal was scored in the last 20 seconds! A great effort to all - player of the match: Ashleigh - I've never seen a GD move and intercept like she did last night! She certainly worked extremely hard! Well done all!



Mr Thomson had the good fortune to be able to take the netball team to their matches this week and what a treat it was! We had 3 matches on the night and were delighted to come away with 2 wins and 1 very narrow defeat. Luca and Emma were sensational in attack all evening notching up 16 goals between them over the 3 games. Alice, Ryan and Oliver were non-stop covering the ground between attack and defence with Ashleigh and Sadie a formidable pairing at the back. Our first game saw us beat St. Philip’s 7-1 (much to Mr Thomson’s delight as this is one of his ‘old schools’) before we were able to battle back in our second game to beat Churchtown 4-3. One game left to go against a very good Kew Woods side who stormed into an early lead. This only served to awaken ‘the inner beast’ and St. John’s surged ahead in the middle portion of the match before falling agonisingly short at the end, losing 6-5. A wonderful evening with fantastic players and I could not be prouder of their performance.



On Tuesday 2nd April, St John's played the last 2 matches of the year at home. Visiting schools were Shoreside and FRJS. The weather was perfect although a little nippy and we had a few pairs of numb hands by the end of our two matches! The first match was against Shoreside - it was a well matched game as both teams showed similar ability and height! We drew 5-5 which was reflective of the game. Our second match was against FRJS and from the beginning it was clear we were the stronger team! There was some superb passing ladders between our stand in centre Oli (as Alice is out of action due to a broken toe - she was missed!), Emils as WA, Luca as GA and Emma as GS. Some amazing goals scored by Emma and Luca resulting in a solid 7-2 win!


Mrs Westby - one of our school Governors was able to witness the great sportsmanship from all players on Tuesday and commented:

"I am very proud to witness an outstanding performance from St John's netball team on Tuesday. Everyone performed to their best, showing amazing team work and giving great results with a draw and a win! Well done to all the boys and girls - keep it up!"


Player of the match : Luca and Emma.