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Ripley Sport Winning Weekend UPDATE

UPDATE: Winning Weekend for Ripley Sport                                                                                                              

“What a weekend! - table tennis, rugby, football, cross country - credit to all the coaches and pupils - all this – and at county level too – brilliant”  parent twitter comment!   

Ripley Sport really raised the bar on the weekend of 18 January with stunning successes across Football, Rugby, Cross Country and Table Tennis inspiring our students to be active and join sports clubs.

On Saturday, our footballers travelled to AKS where we had winning matches from Years 7, 8, 9 and 11 and Year 8 managed a draw for a successful days’ play. Well done to all. 

On Sunday Lancashire Rugby U16s beat Yorkshire 33-24 in a close and competitive game. A proud moment for @RipleySport pupils James and Ben representing the Red Rose county whilst Isaac was restricted to the sideline through injury. Well played boys and congratulations for making the County grade.  

Well done to Allan S and Erin G (Y7), Esther W (Y8) and Rhys A (Y11) on their fine performances in the Lancashire Schools’ Cross Country Championships at Witton Park. Congratulations to Rhys on becoming Lancashire Champion by winning the inter-boys race.

Huge applause to the U16 Boys and Girls Table Tennis teams on their brilliant achievements in winning the North West Zone Finals in Blackburn - 

UPDATE... Both Girls and Boys teams participated in the English School's Regional Finals more recently where they just missed out in their final matches of the day. The boys beat 2 other schools and made a draw 4-4 in their final match but missed out on set count back. Close. As the Boys, the Girls won 2 but lost in their final match. Absolutely no shame - they are after all 5th overall in the country! Well done Adam D, Joe D, Jack E, Ethan W and Ethan P together with Olivia W, Jessica F, Anna W and Isabelle S. Photos courtesy of @UniformLtd

Sports Clubs are in full swing and the success of the Table Tennis teams only boosts the enthusiasm for the club on Mondays. Run by Mr Wiggins, we have 27 energetic players across all year groups inspired by the winning form of our U16 teams. Some of the winning team players come along to practice. Adam, from the Boys’ U16 team has played for England and Lancashire U18 and U15 level. When asked why he played, he said “I really enjoy table tennis as it doesn’t rely on physical fitness. It is tactical and competitive but at the same time you are also part of a team.”

See a selection of photos below!

Our winning U16 GIrls

U16 Table Tennis girls winning team courtesy of Ian Felton

Our Boys U16 winning table tennis team

U16 Table Tennis Boys winning team courtesy of @UniformLtd

Ripley St Thomas County Rugby players

Our Ripley Sport winning boys playing for Lancashire.

Below, fun at the Monday Table Tennis Club!

Table tennis club on Mondays

Table tennis club on Mondays

Table tennis club on Mondays