Category Archives: John Fisher School

Five more local schools affected by coronavirus positives

At least five more schools in Croydon and Sutton, including two large secondaries, have been hit by positive tests for covid-19 among their staff or pupils, after just the first full week of the new school year, with one borough … Continue reading

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South London duo included in England’s World Cup final team

There will be two players in England’s team for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final in Japan who learned the game on the playing fields of south London. But when Elliot Daly runs out at Yokohama alongside prop forward Kyle Sinkler … Continue reading

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Fisher Festival, John Fisher playing fields Plough Lane, May 5

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Old MidWhitgiftians enjoy a try-fest at Lime Meadow Avenue

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Old MidWhitgiftians quickly got their season back on track with a breath-taking 62-5 win at home against Old WImbledonians in Surrey 1 last Saturday. Andrew Dean scored a hat-trick of tries, fellow centre Temi Okenla got two, and … Continue reading

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Rugger off! Pitch tensions force cancellation of grudge match

The annual match between John Fisher and Whitgift schools’ senior rugby teams, due to be staged today, was cancelled because of fears of more physical violence on the sidelines than on the field of play. Catholic state school Fisher, named … Continue reading

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John Fisher makes shortlist in national schools’ rugby awards

John Fisher School in Purley has been shortlisted as School of the Year in the national rugby awards. The Catholic boys’ school has a long-standing reputation for producing outstanding sportsmen, including international rugby players Paul Sackey and Kyle Traynor, and … Continue reading

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Warlingham to host Saracens’ summer rugby camp, Aug 30-31

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Warlingham is hosting its final kids’ rugby summer camp of the holidays at Hamsey Green next week, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 30-31. For boys and girls aged from five to 13, the organisers already have around 40 youngsters … Continue reading

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Stellar season sees Trinity shortlisted for rugby award

RUGBY ROUND-UP: Trinity School has been shortlisted as the Rugby School of the Year at a set of awards which recognise outstanding contribution to the sport. The National Rugby Awards will take place at Twickenham on September 1 and the … Continue reading

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Double champion Rooney proves a point and relays a message

Martyn Rooney ensured his place among the greats in British athletics history last night when he retained his European 400 metres title in Amsterdam, and promptly stirred another row with officials over selections for the relay squads this weekend. The … Continue reading

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John Fisher School Choir concerts, May 9 and 11

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South’s double helps Whitgift march on in the cup

RUGBY ROUND-UP: The match of the week locally undoubtedly took place in South Croydon yesterday afternoon, when Whitgift School beat John Fisher 29-6 in the latest round of the NatWest Cup national schools competition. Stan South, the Whitgift lock, scored … Continue reading

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Whitgift and Fisher get to renew their rivalry in NatWest Cup

RUGBY ROUND-UP: We did say it would be close. By the final whistle at Plough Lane last Saturday, Whitgift School‘s first XV had hung on to a 25-24 victory over John Fisher, but only just, as Lewis Dennelly, the Fisher … Continue reading

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Thousands expected on touchline for annual schools clash

RUGBY ROUND-UP: It may be a Heineken Cup weekend, and the local rugby clubs might well be staging some important league fixtures tomorrow. But the real match of the day as far as Croydon sport is concerned kicks off at … Continue reading

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Council fails to do its homework on Croydon GCSE results

So how did Croydon’s pupils do in their GCSEs this year? Our education correspondent GENE BRODIE gives Croydon Council an “F” for its efforts in failing to release full results for local schools, when Sutton and other boroughs provided that … Continue reading

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Fisher battle through to second day at Rosslyn Park 7s

RUGBY ROUND-UP: John Fisher School‘s senior rugby squad faces a daunting morning today, as the National Schools 7s go into a second day at Rosslyn Park, kicking off at 11am with a game against Rydal Penrhos. The schools 7s season … Continue reading

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