Sporting History & Alumni

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.

  Paul Sackey
Rugby Union Player
England (22 caps, 11 tries) & Barbarians
London Irish, London Wasps, Stade Francais, Harlequins

  Derry Coughlan
Rugby Union Player
England U19
London Irish and Lansdowne
  Matthew Williams
Rugby Union Player
England Sevens
Bristol Rugby, Moseley
  Mike Nestor & Sean Crowley
Record-breaking  trans-Atlantic rowers
  Zane Scotland
PGA Tour Golfer
  Kieran Staunton
PGA Tour golfer
  Ricky Nebett
Rugby Union Player
England A
Leicester, Leinster and Harlequins
  Simon Hunt
Rugby Union Player
England Sevens
Ebbw Vale, Moseley
  George Skivington
Rugby Union Player
England Saxons
London Wasps, London Irish (Captain)
  Kyle Traynor
Rugby Union Player
Scotland (4 Caps) & Barbarians
Scotland 'A', U18, 19,  & 21 (Captain)
Edinburgh, Bristol
  Tim Murtagh
Professional Cricket Player
England U19
Surrey, Middlesex
  Chris Murtagh
Professional Cricket Player
  Tom O'Toole
Rugby Union Player
Cambridge University, England Students RFU
  Ben Axten-Burrett
Rugby Union Player
England U16s, England Students RFU
Plymouth Albion RFC
  Jordan Saunders
Rugby Union Player
England Students RFU
  Jack Walsh
Rugby Union Player
England Sevens

Ireland U18s
Blackheath RFC
  Jonathan (Wallace) Magrin
Rugby League Player
London Broncos, Bradford Bulls
  Kieran Treadwell
Rugby Union Player
Ireland U18s
England U18s, U19s
Harlequins RFC, Ulster

In addition to the Professional Sportsmen on this page, The John Fisher School is also proud of its two Olympians. Find out more about Walter D'Hondt and Martyn Rooney by clicking on the link below.

JFS Olympians