The John Fisher School

Sport History

The John Fisher School has a national reputation for its sporting achievements across a range of sports including; rugby, cross-country, cricket and athletics.

Our School has twice won the National Schools' Seven-a-side Rugby Tournament; and we were runners-up on three occasions. In 2009 the 1stXV were semi-finalists in the Daily Mail RBS Cup and in 2000 our U15 were finalists in the Daily Mail Cup played at Twickenham. In Cricket our 1stXI has an annual fixture with the MCC and were finalists in the 2006 Independent Schools Twenty/20 competition played at Edgbaston. John Fisher boys regularly represent clubs, counties and their country at schoolboy level throughout the year.

At a time when many state schools have abolished Saturday sports fixtures it is of great pride that our School is able to regularly put out over twenty teams each weekend competing against some of the very best state, public and independent schools in the country.

Sporting Alumni

  • Walter d'Hondt - 1956 Melbourne Olympic Gold Medal, 1960 Rome Olympic Silver Medal, 1958 Commonwealth Games Gold  & Silver Medals in rowing (Canada)
  • Martyn Rooney – 2008 Beijing Olympics 400m finalist, 2009 World Championships Silver Medal, 2014 European Championships 400m Gold Medal. (updated)
  • Paul Sackey - England. London Irish, London Wasps, Stade Francais, Harlequins Rugby Union player
  • Derry Coughlan - England U19, London Irish and Lansdowne Rugby Union player
  • Matthew Williams - England Sevens. Bristol Rugby, Moseley Rugby Union player
  • Sean Crowley - record-breaking  and solo trans-Atlantic rower
  • Mike Nestor - record-breaking  trans-Atlantic rower
  • Zane Scotland - PGA Tour golfer
  • Keiran Stanton – PGA Tour golfer
  • Ricky Nebbett - England A, Leicester, Leinster and Harlequins Rugby Union player
  • Simon Hunt - England Sevens. Ebbw Vale, Moseley Rugby Union player
  • George Skivington - England Saxons. London Wasps, London Irish Rugby Union player (Captain)
  • Kyle Traynor - Scotland U18, 19,  & 21 (Captain). Edinburgh, Bristol Rugby Union player
  • Tim Murtagh - Professional cricket player Surrey, Middlesex & England U19
  • Chris Murtagh - Professional cricket player Surrey
  • Tom O'Toole - Cambridge University, England Students RFU
  • Benjamin Axten-Burrett - England U16s, England Students RFU, Professional Rugby Union player with Plymouth Albion RFC
  • Jordan Saunders - England Students RFU
  • Jack Walsh - Ireland U18s, England Sevens
  • Jonathan Wallace - Professional Rugby League player, London Broncos RL
  • Kieran Treadwell - Ireland U18s, England U18s, U19s, Professional Rugby Union player, Harlequins RFC