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We are incredibly proud of Charlotte Clapham, in Year 9, who has won the national PlayStation F.C. Schools’ Cup Concept Kit Competition, with her amazing design that was placed in the final 10.
Well done to our U15's basketball team who started their season off with a win against Walton Le Dale.
Congratulations to Jenson Warren who finished 7th in the Junior Boys section, at Lancashire Schools Cross Country, on Saturday 18th January 2020.
Our Year 7 and 8 boys took part in the South Ribble Indoor Athletics competition held at Lostock Hall on Monday 2nd December.
Our Year 7 team travelled over to Colne, in December, to play against Fishermoore High School.
Congratulations to the Year 7 boys' 7-a-side squad who have won the initial group stage of the Lancashire County Cup beating Worden and All Hallows.
A huge well done to our Year 8 and 9 netball teams who won their first match of this season against Brownedge St Mary's on Tuesday 8th October.
Congratulations to Maddison Ginger, in Year 9, who is continuing to be very successful with her ice skating.
Congratulations to the U15s cricket team who finished their year off with a win over Leyland St Mary's.
In July 2019, Phoebe Rogerson in Year 7, travelled to Portugal to represent England in the Dance World Cup.
Congratulations to the U13's Rugby team who finished the year with a win over Worden Academy, 38-26.
It was another scorching day for Balshaw's annual Sports Day in which the best athletes from each House competed in a range of Athletic events.
A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the event. You are all amazing and we couldn’t do it without you!
On the 18th June, the under 13's touch rugby team did the school proud by qualifying for the Lancashire School Games for the 3rd consecutive year!
Jenson Warren selected to represent Lancashire at the inter-counties cross country championships in Loughborough.
Indoor Cricket Competition.
One of our Year 7 students, Ruby-May, has been a keen netball player for a while.
Congratulations to Evie Fairbrother, in Year 10, on her recent sporting achievements with her pony Peggy.
Maddison Ginger, in Year 8, had a very busy and exciting Easter holiday in Denmark.
Congratulations to Adam Butler, in Year 11, who had a very busy Easter holiday.
A few months ago our year 8 indoor athletics teams attended the South Ribble competition.
Our U15s indoor cricket team were excellent again as they represented the school and South Ribble at the Lancashire regional stage of the competition.
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.
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.
Ella McBride and Isla Gee, in Year 7, competed in the South Ribble Schools Trampolining Championships both performing 2 great routines each.
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.
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.
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.
Well done to our Gymnastics team who competed in the South Ribble Schools' Floor and Vault Champs at Worden Academy on Wednesday 24th January.
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.
Congratulations to the boys who won the South Ribble U15s indoor cricket competition on Monday.
Well done to the boys, pictured below, who represented the school at the South Ribble U13s indoor cricket competition.
Well done to the U13 and U15 Cricket teams who competed in the Borough 8-a-side indoor competition on Monday 22nd January.
Maddison, in Year 8, participated in a recent ice skating event in Telford, skating for the first time in a Level 2 NISA.
Our U13s basketball team are off to a winning start.
Well done to the Year 9 boys, pictured below, who represented the school at the South Ribble Handball competition just before Christmas.
Our Year 7 and Year 8 boys took part in the South Ribble Indoor Athletics competition on Monday 4th December and did extremely well.
Adam Butler, in Year 11, has been busy winning medals again in Judo.
Well done to the U15 girls' football team who WON the South Ribble indoor 5 a side competition on Thursday 23rd November.
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.
Well done to our U16 Badminton team who were runners up in the South Ribble tournament.
Well done to our Cross Country team who represented us so well at the South Ribble Cross Country Competition on Saturday 14th October.
Adam Butler, in Year 11, travelled to Norway during the weekend of 21st and 22nd October to compete in a Judo competition.
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!
Congratulations to Josh Cooper and Cameron Hill, in Year 10, who are both doing amazingly well in rugby.
Huge congratulations to Adam Butler, in Year 11, and his sister Livia, in Year 7, who are Judo gold medal winners.
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 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.
Matthew Fazakerley, in Year 11, runs with Preston Harriers.
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.
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.
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!
Sophie Wood, in WN6, is continuing her good form with golf.
Girls U15 football team beat Brownedge St Mary’s 4-3 on Tuesday 13th June in the final of the South Ribble Knockout Cup!
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.
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.
On Sunday 28th May, Sophie played in the Lancashire Ladies Championship at Bolton Golf Club.
Well done to all our U16s athletics team pictured below who performed tremendously at the South Ribble championships.
Our Year 8 football team are this years South Ribble Cup champions after beating Brownedge St Marys 2-1 in a very tough final.
A huge congratulations to our Year 9 football team who were crowned South Ribble Cup Champions on Wednesday 24th May.
On Wednesday 17th May hundreds of our students took part in the Balshaw's 5K Challenge fun run.
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.
Fabulous news for our U15s and U13s girls cricket teams.
Congratulations to our U13s rugby team who won their first game of the year against Leyland St Marys.
Our year 10 rounders team beat every team that they played against in the South Ribble tournament on Monday 8th May.
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.
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.
Maddison has been ice-skating for two years. She is coached by Linzi Deacon, herself an ex-professional ice-skater at Nation level.
A huge congratulations to Teri Williams, who won the U15 South Ribble Novice Trampolining Competition on Monday 27th February.
Year 9 student Rachael Procter recently represented Lancashire Girls under 15 Squash Team in the Inter County Championships.
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.
Well done to our U13s basketball team who won all three of their fixtures on 25th January.
On Monday 30th January, the U13 and U15 girls cricket team competed in the Chance to Shine Indoor 8-a-side competition.
Jack Baxter, in Year 11, has recently secured an apprenticeship at PNE FC Academy with the U18s team.
Adam Butler has achieved further success with his Judo.
Our Year 8 boys won the South Ribble Year 8 5-a-side competition against 10 other South Ribble Schools.
Well done to our Year 11 Handball team who took part in a South Ribble Handball competition in November 2016.
Our Year 7 and Year 8 boys athletics teams took part in the South Ribble indoor Athletics competition in December.
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!
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.
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.
On Saturday 15th October approximately 30 of our students represented the school at the South Ribble Cross Country Championships.
A huge well done to the Year 7 netball team who played their first matches on Tuesday 8th November.
Over 70 boys turned out to represent their House in our Year 8/9 Inter-house Football competition in September.
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.
A big well done to Amelia Bradshaw in Year 8, who was selected to play Netball for the U14 Lancashire team recently.
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.
Sophie Wood is a superstar golfer. She has been playing for five years and is still only 13 years old!!
Isabelle Atkinson is goalkeeper for PNE U15s girls' team.
On Tuesday 21st June 2016 our Year 9 Rugby team were successful in winning the Leyland Warriors 11-a-side competition.
Sophie Wood took second place at the recent LSGA Championship at Wilpshire Golf Club near Blackburn.
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.
Balshaws Year 10 and 11 Athletics team have won the South Ribble Championships for the 2nd year in a row.
Fantastic news, on Tuesday 17th May 2016, our Year 10 rounders team became South Ribble Rounders champions for the third year running!
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.
Ethan took part in the Lancashire Track & Field Championships at Stanley Park in Blackpool on Saturday 14th May and Sunday 15th May 2016.
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.
On Wednesday 27th April there was an Interhouse Athletics competition for Year 10 and 11 students.
Adam Butler, in Year 9, has had yet more success as he represented Balshaw's at the British Schools Champions winning a silver medal.
Our Netball umpires who spent 3 weeks in March 2016 and 3 weeks in October 2015 umpiring.
On Wednesday 23rd March our Year 7 boys football team took part in the Hospital Cup final for Chorley and South Ribble Schools.
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 Atkinson played for PNE, on Wednesday 22nd March, against Blackpool and they won the League Cup.
On Wednesday 16th March our U15 Girls Cricket Team came 3rd in the Lancashire indoor cricket finals at Bolton Arena.
Well done to our U13s cricket team who competed at the Lancashire County Finals at Preston College on Tuesday 22nd March.
Huge congratulations to Ethan Warren in Year 7 who represented Lancashire on Saturday 12th March at the UK Cross Country Championships in Birmingham.
On Tuesday 9th February the Year 7 Netball Team played their first match in the South Ribble Knockout Cup against Leyland St Mary's.
A few weeks ago our Year 7 boys Indoor Athletics team won the South Ribble competition.
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
Adam has been busy competing in several tournaments recently - as well as revising for his exams!
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 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.
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.
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.
The South Ribble Gymnastics Championships were held at Worden Academy on Tuesday 1st December.
Our Year 11 Handball team took part in the South Ribble competition at All Hallows High School on Tuesday 17th November.
Well done to our Year 10 Handball team who took part in the South Ribble competition on Tuesday 10th at All Hallows High School.
Our Year 9 Netball team are the South Ribble U14 League Champions
Our Year 9 Netball Team played really well on Tuesday 3rd November.
Our U16 table tennis team took part in the South Ribble competition on Wednesday 21st October.
A big well done to our Cross Country team who took part in the South Ribble Cross Country Championship on Saturday 17th October.
Adam Butler in Year 9 has won a Gold medal at the recent North West Judo Championships.
Teri Williams has had a busy and successful time competing in a number of competitions during 2015.
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.
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!
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.
Our U13 and U15 girls cricket teams took part in the South Ribble 8 a-side tournament on Tuesday 16th June.
A huge well done to the Year 8 rounders team who last night, became South Ribble Champions!
On Thursday 11th June, the Year 9 Rounders team travelled to Priory for the South Ribble Tournament.
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.
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.
Well done to the 18 strong team of girls who took part in the district schools’ floor and vault gymnastic competition.
A huge congratulations to our Year 7 football team who after playing numerous games over the past year have won the South Ribble league.
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.
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.
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
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.
Well done to the U15 Girls’ Cricket team who last week qualified for the County Finals of the 8 a side Indoor Cricket Competition.
Article by John Gibson from Leyland Lions Junior Squash & Racketball Club
Our Year 7 Boys Indoor Athletics team represented the school fantastically a few months ago at the South Ribble Indoor Athletics.
Adam Butler in Year 8 has won another gold medal at a recent Judo competition!
Another successful sporting event for our Pupils.
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.
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!
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.
Two of our Sports Captains, Jade Eccleston and Nathan Nickeas, share their thoughts about Sport and being a Sports Captain at Balshaw’s
In December 2014 there was a Minisquash event held for local Primary Schools.
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!
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.
The Balshaw’s Under 16 Table Tennis team are officially the best school team in the borough after comprehensively winning the Elite Table Tennis.
The Year 7 Interhouse football was a massive success once again with over 40 boys present after school to represent their house.
Match Report – by Kieron Molloy
A huge well done to all of the girls football team involved in the recent 4-1 victory over Bishop Rawstorne.
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.
A huge well done to Farington house who won all of their matches at the Year 8 & 9 Inter-House Netball tournament last week.
This year our Interhouse Cross Country competition had to be put back a few weeks due to very poor weather on the original date.
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.
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.
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.
Adam Butler in Year 8 has had some fantastic success recently in Judo.