Other Sports Played at LRGS
Athletics is an integral part of the curriculum at Key stage 3 and 4, offering all events except pole vault. There are representative squads at all age groups consisting of 15-20 boys in each year. Practices take place Monday to Thursday on the Memorial Fields in the summer term and anyone can come along to work towards a nationally recognised AVIVA supported athletics award.
Teams represent the school in the national track and field cup and are generally placed very highly in the regional finals with point scores that have established us in the top 20 schools in the country. The senior team competes every year at Gateshead International Stadium in the Northern Schools Championship and amongst 15 schools, we have been on the podium every year for the last decade.
Individuals have gone on to represent the county and annually we have champions in a variety of events at junior (Year 9), intermediate (Year 11) and senior (Year 13) levels.
We have strong representation in Cross Country at every age group.
New runners at all levels are always welcome to join us; everyone will have a chance to represent the school.
Football is not a core part of the sport curriculum at LRGS. It is available as an option in the Sixth Form. There are three teams and each has a member of staff who helps with coaching. The 1st team is entered into a local league and enters the Lancashire Cup each year.
Matches and training are conducted on the Central fields and there are three pitches. Training sessions are well-equipped with a large number of quality footballs, training bibs and fixed goal posts. In recent years, professional coaches from Morecambe FC have led a number of training sessions.
Jamie Reynolds, 1st team coach
From the year 9 onwards, Hockey is offered at LRGS as one of the Games options, during the Michaelmas and Lent terms. We benefit from the expertise of external coach Nick Davey during games on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons as well as the junior hockey club which he runs on Fridays after school.
Mr T C Matthew