Great Crosby Catholic Primary School
We are proud of our sporting tradition at Great Crosby. Our teams take part in local leagues and competitions with regular success.
During the year we train and have teams for football, swimming, cross-country, netball, athletics, rugby, rounders and cricket.
In lessons, the children also practise dance and gymnastics skills, hockey, basketball and lacrosse. Y3 have weekly swimming sessions at Merchant Taylors’ swimming pool.
The physical education policy at our school is to encourage children to enjoy all aspects of sport, whether it is competitive, creative and individual or team based.
Sport activities help pupils develop skills in physical activity and teamwork, build self- esteem and develop social skills.
As a school, we recognise the need to work towards an inclusive approach that allows as many pupils as possible to experience competitive sport and in some cases this will mean representing the school in competitions and inter-school events.
The full version of our Sport Philosophy can be downloaded below.
Our Y6/5 football team has had an outstanding season and have been a credit to the school. Firstly the won the Bootle and District League. They then won the Griffith Cup, with a superb performance winning 2-0 against English Martyrs, to complete a district double. In January, the team reached the semi-finals of the Liverpool Echo Cup.
Our Y3 football team once again won the Everton in the Community tournaments at Chesterfield High and Finch Farm to qualify for the final at Goodison Park. They didn't win this year.
Louis has made an excellent start to the season. On 1st September he won the Under 13 Boys Event at the Burton Uxbridge Junior 2 Star Open Weekender. On 23rd September he won the Under 11s Blackpool 2 Star Junior Open Tournament without dropping a set or match all morning.
Louis has been selected to join the England Hopes squad and has started training sessions at the University of Nottingham with top England coaches.
Find out more at Table Tennis England
Congratulations to our very own National U10 Boys Table Tennis Champion, Louis. He produced a fantastic performance to win the tournament without losing a game in any of his group or knockout matches. More details on our Sport page. NB We have parental permission to name him.
2018 has been a great year already for Louis in Y5. He is 1st in the England under-10s boys rankings. In May, he won his first national bronze medal in the under-11 boys Inter-Regional finals at RAF Cosford.
Top seed Louis overcame fifth seed Ralph to claim the youngest National Championships title – without dropping a game in the tournament.
In the final Louis won three straight games by 11-3, 11-8, 12-10.
Photo credit: Michael Loveder Photography