Sport at Loreto


ImageLoreto is recognised for its range of enrichment opportunities in Sport, Exercise and Fitness. The College offers all learners at the college opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sport and activities in outstanding facilities.

Specialist coaches from around the North West support the full time PE staff in running sixteen competitive teams!
 

  • Netball
  • Mixed Hockey
  • Women’s five a side soccer
  • Men’s football 1st eleven
  • Men’s football 2nd eleven
  • Men’s football 3rd eleven
  • Men’s Basketball
  • Women’s Basketball
  • Cricket
  • ImageMen’s Badminton
  • Women’s Badminton
  • Tennis
  • Rugby
  • Table Tennis
  • Athletics

Loreto also offers recreational activities in the following areas:

  • Resistance training
  • Trampolining
  • Street dance
  • Circuit training
  • Cycling
  • Badminton
  • Five a side
  • Swimming
  • Cricket nets
  • Table tennis
  • Rugby
  • Tai Chi
  • Climbing

ImageThe college has an impressive range of sporting facilities:

sports pitches, sports pavilion, sports hall and dance studio.  We also make regular use of Whalley Range tennis and cricket clubs, local Leisure Centres, the John Amechi Centre and Belle Vue pitches.

Team training sessions take place throughout the week so anyone can get involved.  Some students involved in sports teams at Loreto are also studying sport at advanced level, other students are just getting involved for the fun of it!

Sporting Superstars

The college also offers specialist support for elite athletes; the college supports these athletes with high level academic support and with their development in their respective sports.

Loreto College is dedicated to developing the potential of elite athletes in a range of different sports, here at just a few of our success stories:

Hannah Layland

ImageHannah is a top cyclist who competes at a national level. In 2010 Hannah has achieved great success in the National Circuit Championships, the National Madison Championships and the National Track Championships. Hannah has also been selected to represent the GB Youth Team and to part of the Olympic Talent Programme.
 

LImageaurie Williams

Laurie is also a part of the Great Britain Paralympics Basketball Team a real hopeful for the London 2012 games. Laurie represented Great Britain in the Visa Paralympics World Cup in Manchester in 2010 finishing fourth.

 

 

Charlotte Stoddart 

Charlotte  has had a very successfully academic career at Loreto, scooping two A grades in Psychology and Sports Science as well as a grade B in Biology. Alongside her academic success Charlotte has been a basketball champion, being selected for the GB Senior Women’s team. She has now left Loreto to continue her basketball career in America and has a scholarship at Fordham University, New York.

Josh McHugh

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Gold Medal winner Josh has hurdled his way to gold after winning at the European Catholic Youth Games in Tours, France over the summer. In 2009, he won a silver medal in the relay but this year he won a gold medal in the 800 metres. Josh has Olympic ambitions and trains five times a week at Longford Park in Stretford as well as studying PE, Media, Psychology and Sociology at Loreto.

 

 

James Kelly

James is currently studying BTEC sport at Loreto. James is the 2010 Amateur Boxing Association Junior Champion. He has represented his country as an amateur boxer on numerous occasions. James is hoping to progress to university in 2011 and hopefully eventually pursue a career in boxing, possibly after representing his country in a future Olympics.

Rayne Allman

ImageRayne is a rising sporting star. She is hoping to hurdle all the way to the Olympics after proving she is one of the fastest 100 metre hurdlers in Britain. The lower sixth student trains six times a week for a gruelling 3 hours with the region’s hurdling coach while studying BTEC Sport and AS Biology. Last year she was the fastest 100 metre hurdler in Britain in the under 17 age group and she is hoping to compete in the 2016 Olympics.

Josh McGinn and Lee Goldsborough

Josh and Lee who were both part of the highly acclaimed Loreto College Basketball Academy were both selected to represent Great Britain at Basketball. Lee is also heading to the United States of America where he has been awarded a full scholarship to study at university.

 

ImageJoe Lockett

Previously from Ashton-on-Mersey school, is an outstanding road cyclist. He has taken part in track events at Oulton Park, races through the French Alps up at L'Alpe d'Huez and raced to Col du Galibier, a mountain pass which is the highest point of the Tour de France

Nicolette Fonglyewquee

Nicolette was part of the equally successfully Girls Basketball Academy and a winner of the National Basketball cup Competition in 2009 was also selected in the summer of 2010 to represent Great Britain Ladies basketball team at the European Championships.

Georgina Thresh

ImageGeorgina from Priestnall High School, has an outstanding reputation in the world of gymnastics. Her experience has included regional, national and international competitions, travelling from Scotland to New York in order to compete. Georgina is currently the North West Senior Champion as well as being the youngest person in the country to be awarded the level one Coaching certificate.

Basketball

ImageLoreto have teamed up with Manchester Magic to offer students the opportunity to join their Basketball Academy.

 

 

Mark Adams
 Head of PE & Sport Department
Rob Armstrong
 Teacher in Charge of PE Enrichment
Julia Gash
 Teacher in Charge of General Enrichment
Paul Middleton
 PE Teacher/Head Basketball Coach
Katie Crawford
 PE Teacher
John Dullehan
 PE Teacher
Ruth Chapman
 PE Teacher
Mike Murray
 PE Teacher
Wayne Pybus
 PE Teacher/Head Football Coach
Kevin Aston
 Second Team Football Coach
Warren Fitchett
 Football Reserve Team Coach
Marie Kelly
 Netball Coach/Senior Tutor
Gavin Simpson
 Badminton  Coach

 

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The college has an impressive range of sporting facilities: sports pitches, sports pavilion, sports hall and dance studio.  We also make regular use of Whalley Range tennis and cricket clubs, local leisure centres, the John Amechi Centre and Belle Vue pitches.

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Team training sessions take place throughout the week so anyone can get involved.  Some students involved in sports teams at Loreto are also studying sport at Advanced level, other students are just getting involved for the fun of it!
  

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Whatever motivates you come along and take part.

 

 

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