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Sports Report 2 - 2018/19

Girls Rugby

In November, we took an U13s and an U15s team to the Greater Manchester School Games at Broughton Park RU to take part in Grapple Rugby. The day was all about inclusion and giving girls the opportunity to get involved with real rugby experience. Also allowing for pathways into local Clubs. The girls really enjoyed it – especially getting into contact and tackling.


Year 11 Girls Hockey

Congratulations to our Year 11 Girls Hockey team who have played their last rally for Bury CE High School. This was at Parrenthorn High School on Wednesday 14 November. Thank you for representing the school.



Bury CE High School has been working closely with Sale Sharks as part of ‘Project Rugby’. Sale Sharks came in to teach and coach boys and girls in Core PE for Years 9-11 and this took place last half term. Sale Sharks also organised and led an after school Rugby Union Club every Thursday for students in Years 9-11 and help to provide a pathway for our students to play Rugby Union outside of school. We hope this Rugby Club will continue next half term.

After school on Friday 2 November a group of 36 of our students went to visit Sale Sharks. Training and games took place next to the Sale Sharks AJ Bell Stadium prior to our students watching Sale Sharks v Saracens live on the Friday evening. This was a great opportunity for the students who attended and they all really enjoyed going to visit Sale Sharks.

Sale Sharks have also been leading the Year 9 and Year 10 GCSE PE Rugby practical lessons for this half term and it has been really beneficial for our students to have access to the excellent coaching that Sale Sharks have provided.

Year 9 Rugby Competition

Bury CE High School played Woodhey and St Gabriel’s in two Year 9 Rugby Union competitions at Bury Rugby Club on Tuesday 13 November and Thursday 22 November. In the first round of games in the first week Bury CE High School beat both Woodhey and St Gabriel’s. In the second week of games Bury CE High School beat Woodhey but lost to St Gabriel’s.

Players of the match in Week 1 were Harrison and Waqas. Player of the match in Week 2 was Garrett.

Well done to all the students who played and it was great to see some students who have never played Rugby for school before representing school in these games.


Bury CE High School put forward some Year 9 players for the Sale Sharks Developing Player Programme. This is the next level of Rugby Union after playing at a local level. The standard of Rugby Union on the Developing Player Programme is really high and students had to attend a number of local trials and training sessions against a large number of other boys from around the North-West of England.

The PE Department are pleased to report that Will, Harrison and Garrett from Year 9 made it on to the Sale Sharks Developing Player Programme and school are really proud of these achievements. Well done to Will, Harrison and Garrett on this fabulous achievement and good luck in the future.


Bury CE High School beat Derby 1-0
Bury CE High School beat Tottington 1-0
Bury CE High School beat Woodhey 2-0
Bury CE High School beat St Gabriel’s 1-0
Bury CE High School beat Elton 2-0
Bury CE High School came top of the league with an unbeaten record and won the competition. Well done to all of the who played on the Year 7 Football team and Mr MacMahon who manages the team.

Player of the competition was Kyle who was outstanding throughout the competition.



Bury CE High School won 10-3 against Elton at Year 9 Netball. Abbie was the player of the match.
Bury CE High School won 25-9 against Elton at Year 10 Netball. Olivia was the player of the match.



The Year 10 Boys Basketball league started after October half term. Bury CE High School played Parrenthorn in the first game of the league and won 42 points to 27 points. Player of the match was Callum.

Bury CE High School then played an incredibly strong team from Philips in the second game of the season. Bury CE High School lost 67 points to 34 points but credit must go to the team who kept going until the end of the game. Player of the match was Harry.

Bury CE High School drew 42 points to 42 points with St Monica’s in what was an excellent game that was incredibly close throughout. Well done to all the students who played but a special mention must go to Marcus from Year 9 who played up a year and Liam from Year 11 did an excellent job at refereeing. Player of the match was Luke.

Bury CE High School beat Broad Oak 46-34 in a close and competitive game. Well done to all the students who played. Player of the match was Adam who scored a large number of the Bury CE High School points.



Well done to the Year 8 Basketball team who are the Bury Schools Basketball Champions following a competition at Philips on Monday 21 November. Bury CE High School were in a group with Castlebrook, Woodhey and Parrenthorn. Bury CE High School won all three games and so won the group to set up a final against Philips. Philips are a incredibly strong team who have a large numbers of players who play out of school. Bury CE High School came from 4-0 down to win the final 8-6 and this is a fantastic achievement. Well done to all the students who played and for winning the competition. The team from Year 8 was as follows:

Josh, Ryan, Lewie, Charlie, Adam – Player of the Competition from Bury CE High School, Jefferson, Mikyle and Noah


Bury CE High School played some half court games and full court games against St Gabriel’s on Monday 26 November. This was in preparation for the Junior NBA games. The scores from the half court games were added together and finished Bury CE High School 45 and St Gabriel’s 31.

The full court game finished Bury CE High School 11 and St Gabriel’s 6. Player of the competition was Josh.



The annual Bury Schools Cross-Country took place at Heaton Park on Tuesday 20 November. It was an incredibly cold and wet day for Cross-Country but the students from Bury CE High School adapted really well to the conditions. The majority of high schools in Bury entered this competition. The results were as follows:

Year 7 Girls: 3rd Overall in Bury
Year 7 Boys: 4th Overall in Bury
Year 8/9 Girls: 4th Overall in Bury
Year 8/9 Boys: 2nd Overall in Bury
Year 10/11 Girls: 3rd Overall in Bury
Year 10/11 Boys: 4th Overall in Bury


Bury CE High School played a really strong team from Thornleigh in Bolton in the Greater Manchester Cup. The game was 3-3 after normal time with Bury CE High School conceding two very late goals. The game went to extra time and penalties. Bury CE High School won 5-4 on penalties with Adam making a great save on a penalty. Man of the Match: Callum who was excellent and scored the winning penalty for Bury CE High School.

Scorers in the game were: Leo, Aidan and Stephen.
Penalty scorers were: Bertie, Harry, Connor, Declan and Callum.

Well done to all the students who played.


The Year 7 girls team made their first outing for Bury CE High School with a trip to Elton High School to play the host team, The Derby and Parrenthorn.

The girls first match was against Elton. It was unfamiliar rules to some who had not played a competitive football match before and for others a change to the normal rules they play on a weekend. Whilst they adapted they found themselves 2-0 down, but soon re-adjusted and brought the game back to 2-2, with fabulous goals from Olivia. With seconds to go Elton just stole the game 3-2. It was very pleasing to see the girls take on board instruction and apply it quickly.

The second game was against The Derby High School. This was the girls best performance by far. They were organised and moved the ball well. And in just a short 8 minute game of football Olivia scored a further 3 goals and Cienna got on the score sheet with 2 of her own. It was a great 5-2 win for Bury CE High School.

In the last game, we knew we were likely to finish second and with this in mind the girls rotated on and off the pitch to ensure everyone got to play plenty of minutes. Olivia scored another 2 before being substituted off.

Bury CE High School finished 2nd overall. A very pleasing result. Girl of the tournament was Olivia. A special mention to Ellie in goal, who saved a penalty. And to the rest of the team, Lucy, Leah, Cienna, Rosie, Lois, Matilda, Polly and Millie who showed great skill and determination.

Well done to all the girls who played in the competition and a special thanks to Mrs Golding who organised and coached the team.


Bury CE High School girls played Rugby Union against a number of other schools from the Greater Manchester area. This festival took place at Broughton Rugby Club in Salford. It was great that a number of Key Stage 3 girls who have never played Rugby Union before got involved and played against a number of schools who had been training regularly. The Key Stage 3 girls played really well and won their final two games. The Key Stage 4 girls played well in full contact Rugby against some strong opposition. The girls who went were all excellent and a credit to the school.


Bury CE High School hosted a ‘Primary Sports Festival’ for Year 3 and Year 4 students from a number of local Primary Schools. The focus of the festival was inclusion and sport. The festival was organised by the Bury Schools Games Organisers and Bury CE High School provided over 20 of our Sports Leaders who helped out at the festival. Our Sports Leaders were absolutely brilliant throughout and were really positive role models to the younger primary students. Well done to all the students who helped out of this festival.