News: Sports News
Maddison's Skating Success
Maddison Ginger, in Year 8, had a very busy and exciting Easter holiday in Denmark.
Evie and Peggy's Sporting Achievements
Congratulations to Evie Fairbrother, in Year 10, on her recent sporting achievements with her pony Peggy.
Adam Wins a Bronze Medal in London
Congratulations to Adam Butler, in Year 11, who had a very busy Easter holiday.
Athletics Team 2nd in Lancashire!!
A few months ago our year 8 indoor athletics teams attended the South Ribble competition.
U15s Indoor Cricket Team
Our U15s indoor cricket team were excellent again as they represented the school and South Ribble at the Lancashire regional stage of the competition.
Gold Medals for Adam!
Adam Butler, in Year 11, has been busy over the last few weeks winning a gold medal in judo at both the Midlands and North West Area Open competitions.
On 1st March Sports Development organised their annual primary schools dance event and 6 of our year 8 Dance Club members helped to lead the morning's event.
Ella McBride and Isla Gee, in Year 7, competed in the South Ribble Schools Trampolining Championships both performing 2 great routines each.
U13s Cricket team represent South Ribble
On Monday 26th February our U13s cricket team represented Balshaw's and the district at the Lancashire regional round of the Chance to Shine Indoor cricket competition.
Balshaw's Boys Represent South Ribble
On Friday 23rd February the Balshaw's Year 10 Handball team went to represent South Ribble at the Lancashire School Games Handball competition held at UCLAN.
Poppy's Amazing Result
Congratulations to Poppy Glasby Seddon, in Year 10, who came 2nd in the 300m U17s Northern indoor athletics championships in Sheffield on Saturday 13th January.
U15s Cricket Team are South Ribble Champions
Congratulations to the boys who won the South Ribble U15s indoor cricket competition on Monday.
U13s Cricket Team are Runners Up in the South Ribble Indoor Cricket Competition
Well done to the boys, pictured below, who represented the school at the South Ribble U13s indoor cricket competition.
Skating Success for Maddison
Maddison, in Year 8, participated in a recent ice skating event in Telford, skating for the first time in a Level 2 NISA.
Gymnastic South Ribble Floor and Vault Competition at Worden Academy
Well done to our Gymnastics team who competed in the South Ribble Schools' Floor and Vault Champs at Worden Academy on Wednesday 24th January.
Girls U13 and U15 Cricket Teams Compete in the Borough Competition
Well done to the U13 and U15 Cricket teams who competed in the Borough 8-a-side indoor competition on Monday 22nd January.
Adam and Livia Judo Selections
We are delighted to hear that, Adam has been re-selected for the England Judo Squad and his sister, Livia, has been selected for the Northern Area England Development Squad.
U13s Basketball Team off to a Winning Start
Our U13s basketball team are off to a winning start.
Year 9 Handball Team
Well done to the Year 9 boys, pictured below, who represented the school at the South Ribble Handball competition just before Christmas.
Year 8 Boys are Indoor Athletics Champions
Our Year 7 and Year 8 boys took part in the South Ribble Indoor Athletics competition on Monday 4th December and did extremely well.
U16s Badminton Team are Runners Up
Well done to our U16 Badminton team who were runners up in the South Ribble tournament.
U13s Girls' Football Team Finish in Third Place
A massive well done to our U13 girls' football team who finished in 3rd place on Thursday 23rd November at the Preston North End schools competition.
Football Win for our U15 Girls Team
Well done to the U15 girls' football team who WON the South Ribble indoor 5 a side competition on Thursday 23rd November.
Adam Wins Bronze in Wales
Adam Butler, in Year 11, has been busy winning medals again in Judo.
South Ribble Cross Country Competition
Well done to our Cross Country team who represented us so well at the South Ribble Cross Country Competition on Saturday 14th October.
Netball PGL at Boreatton Park
At the end of September, Mrs Lupton, Mrs Jackson and Mrs Fletcher took 26 of our netballers to our second PGL weekend at Boreatton Park in Shrewsbury for a netball tournament and activity weekend!
Adam's Judo Journey to Norway
Adam Butler, in Year 11, travelled to Norway during the weekend of 21st and 22nd October to compete in a Judo competition.
Josh and Cameron Develop Their Rugby Skills
Congratulations to Josh Cooper and Cameron Hill, in Year 10, who are both doing amazingly well in rugby.
Judo Gold Medal Winning Duo
Huge congratulations to Adam Butler, in Year 11, and his sister Livia, in Year 7, who are Judo gold medal winners.
Year 9 Sport Leaders
Congratulations to our new Year 9 Sport Leaders, Millie Thornley, Olivia Scott, Jamie Lewis and Finlay Ford, who took part in a Sports Hall Athletics Leaders training day at Lostock Hall Academy.
More Success for Matthew
Matthew Fazakerley, in Year 11, runs with Preston Harriers.
Congratulations to Year 9 Netball Leaders
Congratulations to our new Year 9 Netball Leaders who are trained to umpire in the future Year 5 and 6 Central Venue Leagues.
Congratulations to Newly Qualified Referees
Congratulations to our newly qualified referees as they have all qualified as FA Laws Awareness Referees and will be refereeing Year 5 and 6 matches at central venue leagues.
Sports Presentation Evening 2017
Balshaw's 3rd annual Sports Presentation Evening was held on Thursday 6th July and it was another fantastic celebration of all the sporting achievements from throughout the year.
What a Way to End the Year!
A big congratulations to each any every one of the U13 girls' football team who, on Tuesday the 11th of July, beat Lostock Hall in the final of the South Ribble Knockout Cup!
More Golfing Success for Sophie
Sophie Wood, in WN6, is continuing her good form with golf.
U15 Girls 8 A Side Cricket Team Take Part in the County Finals
A huge well done to the U15 Girls 8 a side Cricket team who played in the County Finals of the 'Chance to Shine' competition on Friday 16th June.
U13 Girls Cricket Team are District Runners Up
Well done to the U13 Girls cricket team who competed in the County Finals of the 'Chance to Shine' 8 a side competition on Thursday 15th June.
Girls U15 Football Team Win the South Ribble Knockout Cup
Girls U15 football team beat Brownedge St Mary’s 4-3 on Tuesday 13th June in the final of the South Ribble Knockout Cup!
Sophie's Golfing Success Continues
On Sunday 28th May, Sophie played in the Lancashire Ladies Championship at Bolton Golf Club.
Year 9 Football Team are South Ribble Cup Champions
A huge congratulations to our Year 9 football team who were crowned South Ribble Cup Champions on Wednesday 24th May.
Year 8 are South Ribble Football Champions
Our Year 8 football team are this years South Ribble Cup champions after beating Brownedge St Marys 2-1 in a very tough final.
Balshaw's are U16s South Ribble Athletics Champions for the 3rd Year in a Row!
Well done to all our U16s athletics team pictured below who performed tremendously at the South Ribble championships.
Balshaw's 5k Challenge Raises £2650.55!!!
On Wednesday 17th May hundreds of our students took part in the Balshaw's 5K Challenge fun run.
Our Girls are South Ribble Cricketing Champions Again!
Fabulous news for our U15s and U13s girls cricket teams.
Jonathan Secures Bronze in the Long Jump
Congratulations to Jonathan Gough, in Year 9, who secured a bronze medal in the U15s long jump at the Lancashire Athletics Championships at Stanley Park in Blackpool on Sunday 14th May.
Year 10 Rounders Team are South Ribble Champions
Our year 10 rounders team beat every team that they played against in the South Ribble tournament on Monday 8th May.
U13s Rugby Team off to a Winning Start
Congratulations to our U13s rugby team who won their first game of the year against Leyland St Marys.
Ethan Warren Represents Lancashire Schools at the English Schools' Cross Country Championships
Year 8 student Ethan Warren was first reserve for the Lancashire Schools Junior Boys Cross Country Team and was drafted in at the last minute to replace an injured athlete.
Year 9 students Charla Elliott, Hollie Unsworth, Emmy McGillivray and Year 8 student Ellie Telford are members of the Infinity Cheer cheerleading group.
Maddison has been ice-skating for two years. She is coached by Linzi Deacon, herself an ex-professional ice-skater at Nation level.
Jason Plays Crown Green Bowls
Jason Harris, in Year 9, is a member of North Lancashire & Fylde Junior County Crown Green Bowling team and he also plays for the Fox Lane club in Leyland for their ‘A’ team in both the Chorley & District Senior and Junior leagues.
Teri's Trampolining Triumph
A huge congratulations to Teri Williams, who won the U15 South Ribble Novice Trampolining Competition on Monday 27th February.
Squash - Lancashire Girls U15s are Runners Up in the Junior Inter County Championships
Year 9 student Rachael Procter recently represented Lancashire Girls under 15 Squash Team in the Inter County Championships.
Year 10 and 11 Students Watch International Netball at the Echo Arena
On Thursday 2nd February, Mrs Lupton and Mrs Coburn took 15 of our Year 10 and 11 students to watch an International netball match between England Roses and New Zealand Silver Ferns at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
U13s Basketball Team Win All Three Fixtures
Well done to our U13s basketball team who won all three of their fixtures on 25th January.
U13s and U15s Girls Cricket Teams Compete in Chance to Shine Competition
On Monday 30th January, the U13 and U15 girls cricket team competed in the Chance to Shine Indoor 8-a-side competition.
Jack Secures an Apprenticeship with PNE
Jack Baxter, in Year 11, has recently secured an apprenticeship at PNE FC Academy with the U18s team.
Adam Selected for the England Judo Squad
Adam Butler has achieved further success with his Judo.
Year 8 5-a-Side Team are Gold Medal Winners
Our Year 8 boys won the South Ribble Year 8 5-a-side competition against 10 other South Ribble Schools.
Year 7 and Year 8 Athletics Teams Take Part in the South Ribble Indoor Athletics Competition
Our Year 7 and Year 8 boys athletics teams took part in the South Ribble indoor Athletics competition in December.
Year 11 Handball Team are Champions
Well done to our Year 11 Handball team who took part in a South Ribble Handball competition in November 2016.
Year 10 Netball Team are South Ribble League and Cup Champions
Amazing work from our Year 10 netball team who beat their biggest rivals All Hallows in November to become South Ribble netball League and Cup champions!
Cameron is Goalkeeper for the Lancashire U18 Squad
This summer Cameron, in Year 11, attended trials for the Lancashire U18 squad and was successful in achieving a place as goalkeeper. A significant achievement I am sure you will agree given that the remainder of the squad are college students of 16 and 17.
U13 Girls Football Team
A huge well done to our U13 Girls Football team who finished runners up in the first round of the Kinder Premier League Girls 8 a side football competition last week.
Year 7 Netball Team
A huge well done to the Year 7 netball team who played their first matches on Tuesday 8th November.
Matthew and Ethan Take Part in the South Ribble Cross Country Championships
On Saturday 15th October approximately 30 of our students represented the school at the South Ribble Cross Country Championships.
Year 8 and 9 Inter-house Football
Over 70 boys turned out to represent their House in our Year 8/9 Inter-house Football competition in September.
Year 7 and 8 Girls' Football Team Play at PNE
Congratulations to the Year 7 and 8 Girls' Football team who came in in a very respectable 3rd place in the Preston North End Schools 6 a side competition on Friday 21st October.
Amelia Selected to Play Netball for Lancashire
A big well done to Amelia Bradshaw in Year 8, who was selected to play Netball for the U14 Lancashire team recently.
More Success for Ethan in the Northern Road Relay Event at Sutton Park
Ethan and His Team Win the U13 Boys Northern Road Relay Championships
Alex's Tennis Success
The annual Lancashire County Tennis Championships took place at Bolton Arena in the last week of August. These Championships saw competitors ranging from 8 and under to 75+ competing in various age categories throughout the week.
Jade Eccleston Plays Rounders for the England U19 Team
More Golfing Success for Sophie
Sophie Wood is a superstar golfer. She has been playing for five years and is still only 13 years old!!
Magnificent Goalkeeping from Izzy
Isabelle Atkinson is goalkeeper for PNE U15s girls' team.
Year 9 Rugby Winners
On Tuesday 21st June 2016 our Year 9 Rugby team were successful in winning the Leyland Warriors 11-a-side competition.
Success for Sophie at Lancashire Schools Golf Championship
Sophie Wood took second place at the recent LSGA Championship at Wilpshire Golf Club near Blackburn.
Year 7 Boys Football Team are League Champions for 2016
A huge well done to the year 7 football team who have won the South Ribble League.
On a sunny Tuesday, the 24th May, the U13 and U15 Girls Cricket teams took part in the 'Chance to Shine' 8-a-side Cricket competition at Fox Lane Cricket Club.
Year 9 Inter-house Rounders
Our Year 10 and 11 Athletics Team are South Ribble Champions!
Balshaws Year 10 and 11 Athletics team have won the South Ribble Championships for the 2nd year in a row.
We Are South Ribble Rounders Champions Again!
Fantastic news, on Tuesday 17th May 2016, our Year 10 rounders team became South Ribble Rounders champions for the third year running!
Ethan Warren is a True Champion
Ethan took part in the Lancashire Track & Field Championships at Stanley Park in Blackpool on Saturday 14th May and Sunday 15th May 2016.
Dennis and Joe are a Superb Triathlon Tag Team
Year 7 students Joe Bowles and Dennis Kay represented Chorley Athletics and Triathlon Club in the Triathlon England North West Junior Club Championships on Sunday 15th May 2016.
Alex Moore Takes Part in the National County Tennis Finals
Alex Moore, in Year 8, is a member of the Lancashire U14s boys’ tennis team and they took part in the recent National County Tennis finals at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.
Year 10 and 11 Interhouse Athletics Results
On Wednesday 27th April there was an Interhouse Athletics competition for Year 10 and 11 students.
Adam Butler at the British Schools Judo Championships
Adam Butler, in Year 9, has had yet more success as he represented Balshaw's at the British Schools Champions winning a silver medal.
Year 7 Football Team - Cup Final Report
On Wednesday 23rd March our Year 7 boys football team took part in the Hospital Cup final for Chorley and South Ribble Schools.
Our Netball umpires who spent 3 weeks in March 2016 and 3 weeks in October 2015 umpiring.
Year 7, 9 and 11 Netball Teams at the South Ribble Knockout Finals
A huge well done to the Year 7, 9 and 11 Netball teams who took part in the South Ribble Knockout Finals on Monday 21st March at Penwortham Girls High School.
Izzy on Top Form in Goals for PNE
Izzy Atkinson played for PNE, on Wednesday 22nd March, against Blackpool and they won the League Cup.
U15 Girls Cricket Team
On Wednesday 16th March our U15 Girls Cricket Team came 3rd in the Lancashire indoor cricket finals at Bolton Arena.
U13s Cricket Team
Well done to our U13s cricket team who competed at the Lancashire County Finals at Preston College on Tuesday 22nd March.
Cross Country Success for Ethan
Huge congratulations to Ethan Warren in Year 7 who represented Lancashire on Saturday 12th March at the UK Cross Country Championships in Birmingham.
Year 7 Netball Team Winners!
On Tuesday 9th February the Year 7 Netball Team played their first match in the South Ribble Knockout Cup against Leyland St Mary's.
Year 7 Boys Indoor Athletics Team
A few weeks ago our Year 7 boys Indoor Athletics team won the South Ribble competition.
U14s Basketball Team Victory
Year 7 Netball Team Player Selection
Well done to the following who have been selected to play in the Year 7 netball team for our match against Leyland St.Mary's on Tuesday 9th February
More Success for Judo Champion - Adam Butler
Adam has been busy competing in several tournaments recently - as well as revising for his exams!
Year 7 Inter-house Football Competition
On Wednesday 27th January over 50 of our Year 7 boys turned out to represent their House in the Inter-house Football competition. The weather was poor but the attitudes and effort of the boys was fantastic.
Ethan's Cross Country Success
Ethan Warren took part in the Lancashire Cross Country Championships at Witton Park in Blackburn on Saturday 9th January. He was representing his club Preston Harriers and ran in the U13 boys race.
Year 7 Athletics Team are Indoor Champions!
A huge well done to both our Year 7 and year 8 indoor Athletics teams who did really well at the recent South Ribble District competition held at Lostock Hall High School.
We are very proud of Olivia Wilkes in Year 11. Olivia plays Football for the Lancashire U16s team and scored two goals in a recent match against the Merseyside team.
Matthew's Team Secure Gold
Matthew Fazakerley, in Year 9, runs with Preston Harriers. On Saturday 9th January 2016 he took part in the Lancashire County under 15s Cross County race at Witton Park in Blackburn.
South Ribble Gymnastics Championships
The South Ribble Gymnastics Championships were held at Worden Academy on Tuesday 1st December.
Year 11 Handball Team
Our Year 11 Handball team took part in the South Ribble competition at All Hallows High School on Tuesday 17th November.
Year 9 Netball Team are U14 League Champions
Our Year 9 Netball team are the South Ribble U14 League Champions
Year 10 Handball Team at South Ribble Competition
Well done to our Year 10 Handball team who took part in the South Ribble competition on Tuesday 10th at All Hallows High School.
Year 9 Netball Superstars!
Our Year 9 Netball Team played really well on Tuesday 3rd November.
U16s Table Tennis Competition
Our U16 table tennis team took part in the South Ribble competition on Wednesday 21st October.
Cross Country Team Take Part in South Ribble Championships
A big well done to our Cross Country team who took part in the South Ribble Cross Country Championship on Saturday 17th October.
Adam's Judo Success
Adam Butler in Year 9 has won a Gold medal at the recent North West Judo Championships.
Fantastic Gymnastics from Teri Williams
Teri Williams has had a busy and successful time competing in a number of competitions during 2015.
Kyo is a Swimming Sensation!
Kyo Tanner has had a very busy time over in Summer taking part in a different swim events and securing his place in future competitions.
Balshaw’s are Athletics Champions 2015!
A huge congratulations to all our athletes who represented the school so well on Friday 26th June. Their fantastic performances have led to us being crowned the District Athletics Champions!
More Swimming Success for Kyo
Kyo has been very successful again with his swimming. He has won a fabulous amount of medals and once again achieved a number of personal best times during the North West Regional Championships.
Cricket – Well Done to Our Girls
Our U13 and U15 girls cricket teams took part in the South Ribble 8 a-side tournament on Tuesday 16th June.
Year 8 Girls Rounders Team are South Ribble Champions!
A huge well done to the Year 8 rounders team who last night, became South Ribble Champions!
South Ribble Rounders Champions!
On Thursday 11th June, the Year 9 Rounders team travelled to Priory for the South Ribble Tournament.
Golfing Success for Chloe
Chloe Fazackerley has won the Under 15 Championship of the Lancashire Schools Golf Association. The event was held at Leyland Golf Club on Thursday 4th June 2015.
Balshaw’s Girls Volunteer to Support the Heartbeat Charity
Three of our girls volunteered to help out at a mini-squash roadshow and raise money for the Heartbeat charity. They are all members of the Leyland Lions Juniors Squash and Racketball club.
Success for Balshaw’s Girls at South Ribble Schools Gymnastic Championships
Well done to the 18 strong team of girls who took part in the district schools’ floor and vault gymnastic competition.
Year 7 Football Team Champions!
A huge congratulations to our Year 7 football team who after playing numerous games over the past year have won the South Ribble league.
U13s Balshaws Cricket Team win at South Ribble Competition
In the last week of May our U13s featured in a South Ribble cricket competition at Leyland Cricket Club.
Kyo Tanner has had an amazing year so far with his swimming achievements.
Trip to National Squash Championships, Sportcity, Manchester – Feb 2015
Nine girls, from Year 7 to 9, were invited to attend the National Squash Champs as a reward for taking part in the Sport England Girls Racketball course which took place at Leyland Leisure Centre in November/December 2014.
Balshaw’s U16s Athletics Team are Champions!
On Thursday 7th May our U16s Athletics team travelled to Preston Sports Arena for the South Ribble Athletics competition.
Our Year 7 cheerleaders came runners up in the South Ribble Cheerleading Championships in March 2015
Balshaw’s Success at Golf Competition
On Monday 20th April 2015, Balshaw’s golfers competed with schools from the North of England in the Lancashire Schools Golf Competition at Longridge Golf Club.
U15 Girls’ Cricket Team Qualify for County Finals!
Well done to the U15 Girls’ Cricket team who last week qualified for the County Finals of the 8 a side Indoor Cricket Competition.
Balshaw’s Students – Leyland Lions Junior Squash & Racketball Club
Article by John Gibson from Leyland Lions Junior Squash & Racketball Club
Year 7 Students at Lancashire Competition
Our Year 7 Boys Indoor Athletics team represented the school fantastically a few months ago at the South Ribble Indoor Athletics.
More Success for Balshaw's Judo Champion!
Adam Butler in Year 8 has won another gold medal at a recent Judo competition!
Balshaw’s Girls Success in Lady Taverner’s Cricket Tournament
Another successful sporting event for our Pupils.
Runshaw College Sport Leaders – Help with Handball
Some of our Year 8 pupils enjoyed a Handball session being run by local sports leader students from Runshaw College on our new 3G pitch.
Year 7 Netball Team Off to a Good Start…
On a very chilly Monday evening, 2nd February 2015, our Year 7 Netball team travelled to Penwortham Priory Academy to play their very first competitive match!
Thunder Netball Event
Some of our Pupils were lucky enough to go along and watch a Thunder Netball game in Manchester. They met some of their players too.
Life as a Sports Captain
Two of our Sports Captains, Jade Eccleston and Nathan Nickeas, share their thoughts about Sport and being a Sports Captain at Balshaw’s
Balshaw’s Students in a Squash!
In December 2014 there was a Minisquash event held for local Primary Schools.
Talent and Tricks
Olivia Cooke is a very talented young footballer. She started playing for Preston North at the age of 10 and then moved on to Blackburn Rovers Academy.
Teri Williams is a very talented young Gymnast. She has been doing gymnastics since the age of 3 and trains at Garstang School of Gymnastics 5 days a week- for a minimum of 15 hours!
Year 10 and 11 Interhouse Football
Another fantastic Interhouse competition was held on 27th November. All Houses fielded strong teams made up of a mix of our Year 10 and 11 boys.
Year 7 Interhouse Football 2014
The Year 7 Interhouse football was a massive success once again with over 40 boys present after school to represent their house.
Balshaw’s Under 16s Win South Ribble Elite Table Tennis
The Balshaw’s Under 16 Table Tennis team are officially the best school team in the borough after comprehensively winning the Elite Table Tennis.
Year 9, 10 and 11 Girls Triumph over Bishop Rawstorne!
A huge well done to all of the girls football team involved in the recent 4-1 victory over Bishop Rawstorne.
Year 7 and 8 Girls Football – Next Round Qualification!
A huge well done to the Year 7 and 8 Girls Football team who finished 2nd in the group stages of the Premier League Schools Girls Football Tournament.
Lancashire Schools' Cup Round Two
Match Report – by Kieron Molloy
Farington House Win the Year 8 & 9 Inter-House Netball!
A huge well done to Farington house who won all of their matches at the Year 8 & 9 Inter-House Netball tournament last week.
Interhouse Cross Country 2014
This year our Interhouse Cross Country competition had to be put back a few weeks due to very poor weather on the original date.
Year 8 and 9 Interhouse Boys Football Competition
On Wednesday 12th November many of our boys turned out to represent their House in the first Interhouse competition of the year – the Yr 8/9 combined Football.
Year 11 Football Team
The year 11 football team have got off to another brilliant start this season. Having won the league and cup double last season the main goal for this year is to go one better and aim to win the Lancashire County Cup.
Year 11 Football Match Report: Morecambe v Balshaw’s Thursday 16 October 2014
Balshaw’s travelled to Morecambe in the first round of the Lancashire Cup determined to make amends for their semi-final loss two years ago.
Judo Success for Adam Butler
Adam Butler in Year 8 has had some fantastic success recently in Judo.