MORLEY PARK

On Friday 8th September, our brand new Ursuline High School Pavilion and Playing Fields were officially opened at Morley Park. As we have been without playing fields for many years, this project was much anticipated, and is monumental in both in the history of the school and in extending sporting provision for our girls. Prior to the opening, we held our first official sporting event, a football match against St Philomena’s (in which we won 7-0).

We were privileged to share the occasion with many, including staff, a selection of excited students, our MP Siobhan McDonough, and Chairman of Berkeley Homes Tony Pidley, to name a just a few. But the highlight for all, was having presenter, writer and broadcaster Clare Balding OBE in attendance. Currently presenting on channels such BBC Sport, BT Sport and the spiritual programme Good Morning Sunday on BBC Radio 2, Clare certainly embodies many attributes vital to the success of women in the world of work! With such a wealth of experience in the sporting realm, Clare provided a great example to our girls of the ‘power of women in sport’!

During her speech, Clare spoke about how far women’s sport has come in the last few years, but also reminding us there was a great deal still to be done, stating...

 

“Until there is equality in sport... men and women can never be truly equal.”

 

We couldn’t agree more Clare! 

 

We would like to thank the following for their support and efforts with this project...

We couldn't have done it without you!

Berkeley Homes
Merton Council
Councillor Andrew Judge
Siobhain McDonagh MP
Local residents of the Morley Park area

And of course to Clare Balding OBE for taking the time out of her busy schedule to support us- it is much appreciated!!!

 

Wimbledon Guardian also covered our opening which can be found here.

 

Further Information on Ursuline High School Pavilion and Playing Fields

The playing field grounds are just a short walk from the school and will be available to students (for use during P.E Lessons and other sporting activities) from this term. The facilities will include football pitches, changing rooms, and an indoor space for wet weather conditions. We are looking forward to introducing cricket!