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 only available as an option in the Sixth Form. We currently have two senior football teams who play regular fixtures on Wednesday afternoons and train weekly on the Memo fields on a Monday afterschool. The 1st team enter the Lancashire Cup each year as well as a league against other schools. LRGS 1st XI currently sit top of the league this season and are unbeaten in the league fixtures. The school looks to develop players both on an individual and team level to produce a football team that plays a fast, exciting and attacking style of football.
Training sessions and matches for the 1st XI are run by Mr B Schofield with Mr J Spencer coaching the 2nd team.
Ben Schofield, Football Coach - An experienced university football coach who has trained one of the Loughborough University Women's teams to an unbeaten league season and a cup semi-final. He is also currently enrolled on to the UEFA C licence coaching course. In addition to coaching, he is also a Level 3 Referee and part of the FA Centre of Refereeing Excellence. He has refereed in a number of high-profile events such as the Northern Ireland SuperCup, FA Cup and FA Trophy.
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