Sports at St. Mikes
An Active Healthy Lifestyle
We believe in the importance of keeping our children healthy and active and providing time away from the classroom during the school week. All pupils take two lessons of games per week as part of the timetable. In addition, there are many lunchtime and after school sports on offer and the school takes part in many inter-schools competitions. Despite our relatively small size, we cater for all levels of enthusiasm and ability and it is hoped that all our pupils will enjoy taking part in sports and activities.
Our House System
There is a strong House System in place where there are Inter-House cups for athletics and winter sports. The school runs teams at all ages from year 3 up to senior teams with regular fixtures against other schools and we enter local school festivals and competitions. We also offer GCSE and A-Level programmes for those pupils who enjoy the theoretical aspect of the subject.
The school has its own fields, as well as a school yard that is used for tennis, netball and basketball. We take pupils from years 7 and 8 out for activities such as badminton, skiing, climbing and football. For those who decide to take GCSE PE we use the local leisure centre for the practical aspects of the course as well as other local facilities.
There are two members of the PE Department, offering a wide range of expertise and experience. They are backed up by other school staff that help run some of the lunchtime clubs and afterschool clubs. We also work with external organisations who come in to support lunchtime clubs, such as the Champion Soccer Academy.
Our Sports Successes
The school has achieved notable successes in the ISA National competitions with a large number of pupils winning events in the South West Athletics championships and going onto represent, and win in some cases, in the Nationals. The netball teams regularly win the South West championships and go on to the National championships. The under 16 netball team won the ISA national netball finals in 2015. The under 13 team won the south west wales ISA netball finals 2016.
Support for talented sportsmen and women
For a small school, our pupils have achieved great success in a range of sporting activities both in and out of school. The school has been lucky enough in the past to receive national recognition for its contributions to sporting success. We offer support and encouragement to our talented sportsmen and women, and help them manage their time and commitments effectively. As a result of this our students have every opportunity to excel in their sports but also continue to do well academically. We have had many county champions, both individuals, and team members and numerous representatives at Llanelli schools level as well as competing in the Welsh championships and many former students have progressed to international level.
This year we have had 5 athletes qualify for the Welsh School Athletic Championships in Cardiff, all of them placed in the top three in their particular events. Harry Davies Year 9 became the Under 14 discus champion and Radix Mularwarman Year 12 is the UK Indoor Athletics Champion 2016 for his performances in the National Indoor Athletics championships in Birmingham.
Zak Giannini and Harry Davies have both been selected to represent the Llanelli Schoolboys under 15 rugby team this year. Matthew Richards and Tivonge Rushesha are both members of the Swansea City Football Academy while Caleb Hughes, who came 6th in the Welsh Cross Country Championships, is also a member of the Cardiff City Football Academy. Nishaanth Dalavaye, Year 12, is a member of the Welsh Under 16s Cricket Team and Lara Whitton is a member of the Welsh Table Tennis squad.