Former Students

Sam Tomkins
Professional Rugby League Player
Sam Tomkins (born 23 March 1989) is an English professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Wigan Warriors in the Super League. An England national representative fullback, he previously played in National Rugby League for the New Zealand Warriors. He won two Super League Grand Finals with Wigan in 2010 and 2013 as well as two Challenge Cup finals in 2011 and 2013. He is the younger brother of Joel Tomkins and the older brother of Logan Tomkins.
Karen Atkinson
Professional Netball Player
Karen Atkinson MBE is an English international netball player. Atkinson has represented England in netball since 1994, and was selected for the senior England team in 1997.[1] During her international career, she has won bronze medals at three Commonwealth Games (1998, 2006 and 2010), as well as in the 1999 Netball World Championships.[2] She also won silver with the England team at the 2010 World Netball Series in Liverpool
Sean O'Loughlin
Professional Rugby League Player
Sean O'Loughlin is an English professional rugby league footballer who captains Wigan Warriors of Super League. A Great Britain and England national representative forward, he has played his entire career to date with Wigan, whom he captained to 2010's Super League XV Championship and 2011 Challenge Cup titles. In an injury hit end to the 2013 season, O'Loughlin was passed fit for both the 16–0 Challenge Cup Final win over Hull FC and the 30–16 comeback victory over Warrington Wolves in the Super League Grand Final.
Shaun Edwards
Professional Rugby Union Coach
Shaun Edwards, OBE is a rugby union coach, and former rugby league player. He is currently assistant coach (defence) of Wales, a post he has held since 2008. A scrum half or stand-off, Edwards is the most decorated player in rugby league history, with 37 winners medals. In 2015 he was the 25th person inducted into the Rugby League Hall of Fame. As a schoolboy, he is the only player to have captained England in both rugby league and rugby union. He played for Wigan in the Championship and Super League between 1983 and 1997. Playing for Wigan, Edwards won a record eight championships and a record nine Challenge Cups. In total he played in eleven Challenge Cup finals, also a record. He was voted Man of Steel in 1990 and is an inductee of the Wigan Hall of Fame.
Owen Farrell
Professional Rugby Union Player
Owen Farrell is a former rugby league turned rugby union player, currently playing for Aviva Premiership side Saracens. His father is Andy Farrell, who played both for England's rugby league and rugby union sides
Chris Ashton
Professional Rugby Union Player
Chris Ashton is an English rugby union player, and one of the few players who have represented England in both rugby league and rugby union. Ashton currently plays as a wing for Toulon in the French Top 14. He first played as a fullback or wing for Wigan Warriors in rugby league's Super League competition, winning four caps for England in 2006 and 2007. In 2007 he signed for Northampton Saints in rugby union's Premiership before moving to Saracensin 2012 and Toulon in 2017. He won 39 caps for England between 2010 and 2014, including playing in the 2011 Rugby World Cup, where he finished as the tournament's joint leading try-scorer
Greg Burke
Professional Rugby League Player
Greg Burke is a rugby league player for Widnes Vikings in the Super League. He signed from Wigan Warriors in 2016.
Bradley Dwyer
Professional Rugby League Player
Brad Dwyer is a rugby league footballer who plays as a hooker for the Leeds Rhinos in the European Super League. He made his first team début for Wire in March 2012 and scored his first Super League try in a local derby against Widnes a month later.
Liam Farrell
Professional Rugby League Player
Liam Farrell (born 2 July 1990) is an English professional rugby league player for Wigan Warriors of Super League. An England international representative second-row or loose forward. His younger brother Connor Farrell also plays for Wigan
Joel Tomkins
Professional Rugby League Player
Joel Tomkins is an English professional rugby league footballer who plays for Wigan Warriors. From 2011 to June 2014, he played rugby union at outside centre for Saracens in the Aviva Premiership. He is an England international rugby league representative second-row forward and has so far played his whole rugby league career at Wigan (bar a brief stint at Widnes Vikings) winning the 2010 Super League Grand Final and 2011 Challenge Cup with them.
Lewis Tierney
Professional Rugby League Player
Lewis Tierney is a Scottish international rugby league footballer who plays for the Catalans Dragons in the Super League.. He is the eldest son of former Wigan player and dual-code England rugby international Jason Robinson. Tierney made his Super League debut in June 2013, scoring a try in a 33–32 win against Widnes Vikings.
Connor Farrell
Professional Rugby League Player
Connor Farrell is a rugby league footballer who plays as a second-row or loose forward for Featherstone Rovers in the Kingstone Press Championship. Farrell made his Super League début for Wigan on 18 June 2014 in a 48–4 win against Widnes.
Mike Gregory
Former Professional Rugby League Player/Coach
Mike Gregory was a rugby league player and later coach; the head coach of Wigan and player for Warrington and Great Britain.
Chris Joynt
Former Professional Rugby League Player
Chris Joynt is an English former professional rugby league footballer of the 1990s and 2000s. A Great Britain international representative Prop, Second-row, and Loose forward/Lock, he played his club football with St. Helens, with whom he won numerous titles, as well as Oldham and a stint in Australia with the Newcastle Knights
Mick Cassidy
Professional Rugby League Coach
Mick Cassidy is an English former rugby league player. Cassidy is currently the fitness coach for Widnes after retiring from the game in 2008. Cassidy had a wealth experience with the dominant Wigan side of the early to mid-'90s.
Ryan Sutton
Professional Rugby League Player
Ryan Sutton is a rugby league footballer who plays for Wigan Warriors in the European Super League. Sutton made his first team debut as a substitute on 21 April 2014 in an 84–6 sweep over the Bradford Bulls
Ryan Lannon
Professional Rugby League Player
Ryan Lannon is an English professional rugby league player for Salford Red Devils of the Super League. His playing position is in the forwards.
Sean Gleeson
Former Professional Rugby League Player
Sean Gleeson is a former rugby league footballer playing at representative level for Ireland, and at club level for the Wigan Warriors, Widnes Vikings (loan), Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, and Salford City Reds
Paul Prescott
Former Professional Rugby League Player
Paul Prescott is a former English professional rugby league footballer for Wigan of Super League. An Ireland international representative forward, he played his entire professional career for Wigan, winning the 2010 Grand Final, the 2011 Challenge Cup and 2011 and 2012 League Leader Shields.

Latest News

1507, 2019

Public speaking

The St John Fisher public speaking team deserve praise for their excellent efforts in the recent Archdiocese Public Speaking competition which was held at St John Rigby College. We had three participants, all from Yr 8: * Charlie - Kate Davies who spoke about the media and the control it [...]

207, 2019

Faith’s London award

Good Luck to Faith in Year 8 who on Wednesday is off to the SoHo Theatre in London as she has been nominated for a Million Minuets Young People Award. Faith is fluent in sign language, which she taught herself, and gives up her free time to act as an [...]

2606, 2019

10R dig deep for CAFOD

10R should be very proud of themselves after raising an amazing £62 through donating spare change every morning during form time. After learning about CAFOD’s work in collective worship, students in 10R dug deep into their pockets and managed to raise this fantastic total. Their form tutor Mr Burke said [...]

2606, 2019

Music and Dance competition

Talented students from SJF attended the Archdiocese Media Competition at Liverpool Hope University. Both the dance and the music entries performed well and were a credit to the school. Our music entry won their category and received some very good feedback on their performance. The dance entry performed very well [...]

2106, 2019

Four sign scholarships

Four talented Year 9 boys have gained rugby scholarships with Super League rugby teams. Tom, Clayton and Danny are at Wigan Warriors while Daniel W will join St Helens. All the boys 14 and are members of St Jude’s ARLFC where Tom plays in the No 6 position, Daniel W [...]

1906, 2019

Primary School visits

Year Five pupils from our feeder primary schools are having a taste of high school life by visiting St John Fisher over a couple of days. SJF Ambassadors, who were former pupils at each of the primary school, were selected to guide and help the pupils during their visit – [...]