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Lambshear Lane Cup (v Lydiate Primary)


We hosted the inaugural Lambshear Lane Cup recently, which saw Lydiate Primary, our neighbours, visit our school for two football matches.


First up was the mixed Year 3/4 game, followed by the Year 6 boys. Both games were played at a very high standard but, in both cases, St. Gregory's managed to take 3 points.


We were crowned champions for 2022 and we are very much looking forward to facing off against Lydiate again next year!

Girls' Football


Our girls have been busy over the past few weeks, participating in the MADCOS 5-a-side tournament and then taking on Holy Rosary in our second league game of the season.


On both occasions, our girls put in wonderful performances, scoring goals for fun and gaining some valuable experience in playing competitive football. 


What a brilliant start to the season! We can't wait to pick up where we left off after Christmas.

Girls' Football


Our girls have been waiting to make their footballing debuts for a very long time . Despite several cancellations in recent weeks, our girls' enthusiasm has never waned and they were still raring to go whenever the challenge presented itself. 


So, there were many smiles in UKS2 when our game against St. John Bosco was given the green light.


The game itself was intense and had onlooking parents on the edge of their seats. Unfortunately, we suffered a 2-1 defeat but such a score line was harsh on our brilliant team.


Our girls have made us very proud and we can't wait to see what the rest of the season brings. 

Year 4 Football


Our Year 4 boys took part in the Chesterfield Sefton Championship Tournament and were unlucky to not reach the semi-finals.


The boys were professional throughout and displayed their wonderful team spirit from the first kick to the last.


There will be plenty more opportunities for these boys to represent our school and we're sure success will follow. 

Year 6 Football


Victory in their previous tournament resulted in our Year 6 boys representing our school at Finch Farm, Everton's training ground. 


Not content with winning just one tournament, they stormed to a huge win in the Sefton grand finals, crowning them overall winners within our district.


It wasn't an easy victory but our boys were able to dig deep and fight for the win.


They now move on to the next phase - representing Everton in a tournament against other Premier League teams (and they even get to play at a Premier League ground).

Year 6 Football


It's not even October and our Year 6 boys team have already picked up their first piece of silverware!


Starting their season off with back-to-back friendly wins over Green Park and St. George's, they were full of confidence heading into Everton's Sefton Year 6 tournament. After a number of tough matches, our boys were victorious, becoming Sefton Central Champions in the process. 


The children are clearly loving being back on the pitch, after so long without competitive sport. Winning is just a bonus!



Sports Day


After a very difficult year, St. Gregory's celebrated its sporting achievements in style! After an inter-class football match (in which "Perree Saint Germain" defeated "Willohampton Wanderers" in a closely fought contest), all children and staff came together outside to congratulate our Sports Day winners and those individuals that were honoured by staff for their outstanding contribution to St. Gregory's Sport.


Well done to all of our children! They loved the St. Gregory's Decathlon and we are very proud of each and every one of them.


Get practising, next year's Decathlon will be here before you know it!

Euro 2020


Euro Fever took over St. Gregory's this term, as the children watched and cheered along with their favourite teams.


All children, from Reception up to Year 6, took part in the Euros Sweepstake, which saw each child pick a team at random to support. Those teams would pick up points for the child and those points were all added together at the end of the tournament to see which House team would reign supreme!


The scoring was as follows:

  • Each victory would earn 3 points for the children.
  • A draw would earn 1 point.
  • Defeat wouldn't earn any points.


For example, if a child selected Switzerland, who won 1 game and drew another, they would earn 4 points for their House.


After 4 weeks of football, the winning St. Gregory's House was...Mark!


Mark may have won the competition but we believe that some of our children have discovered a love of football this month and we hope that it remains with them in the future. 


Bring on the Women's Euros and the World Cup in 2022!





The global pandemic certainly impacted sports across the country from the month of March 2020 and beyond.        St Gregory's Catholic Primary School competed in many sports events since September 2019 and we wanted to celebrate our achievements at our annual sports awards event, held within social distancing guidelines. All our children who competed in many inter-schools competitions were superb and represented St.Gregory's with outstanding spirit of competitiveness and sportsmanship. It was extremely hard to select winners in each category.

Here are the deserved winners for 2020.



                                        GIRLS FOOTBALL AWARDS





                                          BOYS FOOTBALL AWARDS








A lot of planning went into organising our teams and events this school year, as we hoped for another fantastic year of sports at St Gregory's Catholic Primary School. We purchased new kits and equipment. Instructors and coaches were eager to supervise the activities and a full diary of matches and events were booked in advance.

The only thing we had not prepared for was a global pandemic!

This may have halted our plans from the end of March but there was still plenty for us to be proud of this year.


Our children thoroughly enjoyed netball this year. We held a netball club and recruited Emily to help Mrs Richardson with the training sessions. Emily is an England international player and she really inspired our children. Our team entered the MADCOS tournament for Maghull schools. Far from being overawed, our children excelled and finished runners up in their group. We didn't win the Championship but everyone came home with a medal after qualifying for the Finals.



Our swimming team entered two gala competitions and did exceptionally well in both. The MADCOS competition proved to be our best performance. The girls  finished 1st overall and boys finished 2nd , this gave the team a 2nd place finish in the competition by the finest of margins. This was a fantastic achievement filled with gold and silver medals for individual and relay races for St Gregory's!


St Gregory's Year 3 and Year 4 mixed team entered the Sefton Gymnastics Championship and performed really well.

Miss Richardson had prepared the team and practiced the routines to perfection, helped by Sam and Jess from Beth Tweddle Academy. St.Gregory's delivered a near flawless display and other coaches were very impressed with a number of our children, expecting us to win by some distance. We were awarded 3rd place overall which was a great achievement in their first competition.



St. Gregory's cross country team did very well indeed this year. Although the overall places were not revealed, we were looking likely for a high finish in this season's competition. The races the children competed in showed the young athletes giving 100% and having fun along the way. Some of the team were successfully selected for the Sefton district team after consistently impressive race times.


We had high hopes for St.Gregory's footballers this season and they didn't disappoint at all. 

Our girl's team who previously won the Sefton Championships for the last two years were naturally the team to beat this year. Every team raised their game when playing St.Gregory's,  but we still manged to finish 3rd place overall and displayed some amazing football along the way. 

The girl's were sadly knocked out of the MADCOS tournament at the semi final stage on sudden death penalties.

The girls had made a solid start in the league and were hoping to challenge for the title after finishing runners up in the previous year for both the league and the cup. Sadly the league was cut short due to covid-19, with no final places announced.

The girls always played with a smile on their face and represented the school with professionalism, as well as wining trophies along the way.


St Gregory's year 5 and year 6 boys team had a great season despite the disruption and managed to play most of their league games before things changed in March.  They came runners up in the MADCOS league competition and qualified for the champions league finals - which were sadly cancelled.

In the MADCOS Active Soccer tournament the boys went one better, beating all teams and being crowned champions! The football the boys displayed was amazing, it will live long in the school sports memories! What a fantastic team they have been. Hard work for the boys really paid off!

As a year group they had a fantastic football journey through years 4.5 and 6. They won two LFC tournaments, two Gill Eustace Shield tournaments and also won the Liverpool F.C. Merseyside championships before this season's title.

Prior to March, four of our year 4 and year 5 teams competed in Sefton tournaments, as well as some very entertaining friendly matches against each other. In the Sefton tournaments both teams finished group runners up with just one defeat, a single goal to the eventual winners. No medals this time but some exceptional football was played and this offers great encouragement going forward. The results of the matches were very close but great fun for the children, parents watching and the staff involved. They are looking forward to continuing their school football journey when it is safe to do so.

St.Gregory's Year 1 boys entered the Sefton Championships as their first outing as a newly formed football team. It was superb and the quality of the football was a pleasant surprise. Our young team were a bit shy at first but once they settled in they were rattling goals in left, right and centre! We have some amazing talent in this group and we are looking forward to St Gregory's future footballers!

Congratulations to St.Gregory's Year 6 Swimming Team who finished 2nd in the Maghull and Districts Swimming Gala. Overall the school came 2nd, with the boys finishing 2nd and the girls finishing 1st overall. All of the children won a medal, thanks to some incredible individual and team performances. With nine schools participating it was always going to be an exciting, tense and a competitive gala.  The gala consisted of 10 heats, with the top 6 racers going through to the final. St.Gregory's were the only school who managed to reach all 10 finals.

Here are the results from the gala:

Millie  - 5th in the Year 6 Backstroke

Jacob - 5th in the Year 6 Backstroke

Imogen -  3rd in the Year 6 Breaststroke

Luca - 3rd in the Year 6 Breaststroke

Maddison -  2nd in the Year 6 Front Crawl

Dylan - 4th in the Year 6 Front Crawl

Girls' Medley - 1st place

Boys' Medley -  1st place

Girls' Front Crawl Relay - 2nd place

Boys' Front Crawl Relay - 3rd place


St. Gregory's Gymnasts win bronze at Sefton Competition.

Football 2019-2020

Summer Tennis Event


St Gregory's Netball team reach MADCOS finals!


St Andrew's Cross Country Race

Cross Country - Sefton Trials

Amazing St Gregory's win the MADCOS football tournament!

Year 5 v Year 4 football challenge match!


A great season for St Gregory's Girls football!

St Gregory's win the Gill Eustace Memorial Shield for the second year running!

Celebrating Sports Day 2019

Congratulations to St.Gregory's incredible Year 5 swimming team who finished second in the Sefton Swimming Gala held at Crosby Leisure Centre in January 2019. Twelve schools competed, including schools from both Maghull and Crosby. The schools were divided into two heats and took part in a total of twelve races. St.Gregory's won ten out of their twelve races, and finished second in the other two races. Unfortunately in heat two, another school managed to win their races in a slightly quicker time than ourselves. Still an unbelievable achievement, displaying true grit alongside talent to finish in second place. 

Year 5 swimming team 2nd Place 2019

Congratulations to our Year 2 football team! Winners of The Sefton Cup

Year 4/5 Swimming Team - 2nd place in The Sefton Gala

Football 17/18


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Winners of the Sefton Gymnastics Competition

Swimming Team