We have had a fantastic Summer of Sporting activity at St Joseph’s with Mr Wise and his Coaching team delivering 4 exciting and very active weeks of Sport. The dates for the rest of the academic year are below. Please note these are provisional and subject to change.

Dates for Sports Camps (provisional)

  • OCTOBER HALF TERM: Monday 26th to Friday 30th October 2020
  • CHRISTMAS: Monday 21st to Wednesday 23rd December 2020
  • FEBRUARY HALF TERM: Monday 5th to Friday 19th February 2021
  • EASTER: Tuesday 6th to 9th April 2020 & Monday 12th to Friday 16th April 2021
  • WHIT: Tuesday 1st to Friday 4th June
  • SUMMER: Monday 19th to Friday 23rd July
  • Monday 26th to Friday 30th July
  • Monday 16th to 20th July
  • Monday 23rd to 27th July

Sports Camps

Each School holiday Sports Development Officer David Wise runs a variety of Sports camps from the School site. With activities ranging from Fishing and Archery to Football, Tennis and Multi Sports and often linking with local clubs in the area the camps cater for ages 4 and upwards and are designed to offer low cost, exciting and challenging Sports coaching sessions. David coaches as well as bringing in other specialist Coaches and he also has a team of young Sports leaders who help to run the camps culminating in a 6 week Summer holiday programme.

Evening Activities

The brand new Sports Hall facilities are now in use and are enhancing the range of activities we offer in the evenings. Currently we have activities for many age groups and as things progress we will be adding to our list all the time. Please see below for details:
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays:
5.00 – 6.00pm –Walking Football for Men & Women over 40 £3.00 per session outdoors on the Astro.

(See report & link below)


5.00 – 6.00pm – Tennis for years Reception to Year 3- Sports Hall
THE place to begin your child’s Tennis adventure. A fun hour of Tennis development with licensed Level 3 Affiliated Plus LTA Coach and St Joseph’s Sports Development Officer David Wise along with LTA Level 2 Coach Robert Cruickshank. – £3 per session.



5.00 – 6.00pm –Play Football: -Sports Hall. For ages Reception to Year 2 £3.00 per session. An ideal place to try Football, learn the skills and get the confidence before joining a local club. Coaches David Wise and Aaron McCarthy takes the kids through their game based paces with loads of matchplay and learning the basics in a great environment!


3:15 – 5:00pm – Table Tennis & Badminton Club-a GREAT way to end the week! Bring the family along to play the a relaxing game of Ping Pong! – £3 per session (Family members go free). See below for Table Tennis report:


Table Tennis and Badminton are very popular Sports at St Joseph’s School and the Friday Night Club is run by Sports Development Officer and Level 1 Table Tennis Coach David Wise along with Mr Davidson from the PE Department. Mr Davidson is a fantastic player and Teacher of Badminton and Mr Wise is a level 1 Coach in both Sports. The club is very popular and runs from 3.15 to 5.00pm.
Mr Wise commented: “Both Sports compliment each other and we have students having a go at both. Families and children from outside St Joseph’s are welcome to attend after 4pm to play either Sport. The sessions are really developing here at St Joseph’s and it is so good to see so many in attendance on a Friday evening.  “The Club costs £3.00 for Primary School children with other family members going free.”
Anyone wanting more information is asked to call or email Mr Wise on the following:
Tel: 07742547767 or email david.wise@sjchs.uk


Walking Football made its debut on the 18th of January 2016 at St Joseph’s School with the first session held in the old Sports Hall.

Primarily aimed at the over 40’s and designed to use the skills of the game but at a slower pace it really is a great Sport to play.
Having led the first session Sports Development Officer David Wise said “The idea of playing the game at walking pace is strange but it really is a good work out as you need to be passing and moving all the time”. “Tactics play a much larger part and the skill levels remain high as well”.
“In fact, it would be a good idea if children played this way in training as it really encourages players to keep the ball down and play the game properly”. We now train 3 times a week at St Joseph’s, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5pm to 6pm and have 40 players signed up.
St Joseph’s now have their own Walking Football Club. We have 2 teams operating in the Cumberland FA county league finishing runners up and third place in the 2019 inaugural season. The team have also won the county cup for the past 2 years and qualified for the 2019 FA People’s Cup regional finals in Manchester where we played against Bolton, Blackpool and Manchester City.
The sessions are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 5pm to 6pm with a cost of £3 per session. Anyone wanting to book a place should contact David on 07742547767 or alternatively just turn up! All you need is sporty clothing and trainers.
For more info on this amazing game please visit https://www.walkingfootballunited.co.uk/
Mr Wise now has a dedicated YouTube channel for his activities. On here you can see Waling Football in action along with many other Sporty things. Please take a look at the link below:
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