Saddleworth School scoops yet more honours

SADDLEWORTH SCHOOL hosted a launch event for the ‘Sports Council’- a project being delivered by Saddleworth and Lees District Partnership.

The aim of the project is to develop the volunteers of tomorrow and enable more children and young people to engage in sport and physical activity.

SCRUM DOWN....the SW13 Lions rugby team
SCRUM DOWN….the SW13 Lions rugby team

There are currently 35 young people aged between 11 and 16 years old who are currently working together on a weekly basis.

These dedicated pupils are starting to book on courses for their own personal development, volunteer in school, the local community and in local sports clubs.

The young people have been taking part in weekly sessions, developing their leadership skills in theory and practical sessions.

They have also been taking their project out into the community by delivering presentations to sports clubs and various groups across the district.

They have also started to apply for funding to ensure more young people will become part of the group – so others will take part in sports and physical activities in the future.

The inaugural SW13 Lions Rugby League match ended with a 46-0 victory over Fred Longworth School, Wigan.

A squad of 19 players, combined from Saddleworth School and Waterhead Academy had been selected at a trial by rugby legend and former Counthill pupil Paul Sculthorpe and the team gelled together almost immediately.

SKI CHAMPION....national champion Erika Heginbotham
SKI CHAMPION….national champion Erika Heginbotham

Lions captain Macauley Jones led the way with a hat-trick of tries in an unstoppable man of the match performance. Jamie Cattermole added a brace, with there were also touchdowns for Jay Taylor, Leon Hurley and Niall Martin.

Saddleworth Schools enjoyed success at the Oldham schools’ finals.

They defeated Failsworth in the year seven final and also triumphed in the senior game against Oldham Academy North. They were runners-up in the year nine final.

Year 11 pupil is celebrating after Erika Heginbotham won the under-16 English Ski Championships.

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