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Physical education and sport are vital components in achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Fostering an enjoyment of exercise encourages students to develop positive, life-long habits. Sport offers lessons in self-discipline, teamwork, leadership, communication and resilience, all of which we hold to be vital as part of a full education. We seek to broaden the range of sports that we provide, extending our coaching expertise and creating links with external clubs. 

Cheadle Hulme School has a wide variety of sporting opportunities open to pupils of all ages. A large number of teams are offered, which participate in matches against other schools. Students of all abilities are encouraged to enjoy sporting activities and students regularly reach the highest national standards in a variety of sports. 

Please visit Sports Fixtures for the latest fixtures, match reports, results and team information.

To find out how to become a valued member of a Cheadle Hulme School sports team as a Year 7 Sports Scholar,  please click here.
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Staff Sports Profiles

Director of Sport : Mr Matt Higgins

Director of Sport, Matt Higgins, is an ‘all round’ sportsman who has played elite Basketball for over ten years representing his County, the North of England, as well as competing in the National League; in addition, he has played semi-professional Football.
Matt has recently joined the School after a successful and interesting career. This includes time spent working with the ASC Academy in New Jersey, New York, as their Athletic Programme Director and Sport Scientist; co-ordinating and delivering international projects for the Manchester United Soccer School in Paris, which is a role he continues today in his personal time, coaching players from all over the world and he also became a mentor to younger coaches within the organisation.
When asked about his new role at CHS, Matt said: "I am very excited about my new position as Director of Sport, leading the PE & Games team at CHS. Our aim is to develop each individual student's sporting potential through world class expertise, experiences and opportunities and to support those young people in becoming leading citizens within the community.
Matt, who is currently undertaking a Masters Degree in Education and Leadership through Warwick University, began his teaching career in 2006 at Harris School and Sports College in Rugby. Whilst at Harris, he raised GCSE PE attainment to 96% A*-C and became Curriculum Team Leader of PE and Director of Sport in April 2009, leading to the Department being rated ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED.
In 2010 Matt was invited by the Youth Sport Trust to join the Subject Leader Advisory Team working alongside other leading PE teams across the country to re-evaluate, shape and deliver the new national curriculum and competitions. 
In 2012 the Rugby Football Union (RFU) invited Matt to take up a part-time consultancy role helping to re-shape schools’ Rugby to further extend opportunities and access to Rugby for all - a role he continues to fulfil.
Beyond sport, Matt volunteers with the Sisters of Mother Theresa, aiding the homeless and those in sheltered accommodation to re-build their lives.  Last Easter Matt spent some time in Belarus helping to build a new school building and delivering a range of lessons in their school curriculum.


Head Of Football: Mr Damien Allen

Head of Football, Mr Damien Allen, believes his role is to deliver high quality coaching sessions and provide quality assurance throughout the School. His advice for the students? “Practise as you mean to play. Treat all practice games like a match day.”

Damien has played football since the age of seven for Manchester United. Since then he has played 100 first team matches for different clubs and has played within the Europa League. He is now enjoying being able to coach the ‘beautiful game’ and is studying for his A Licence Coaching Badge.

Damien feels that being a player, currently for Bangor Football Club, gives him the advantage as: “it enables me to be a better coach because I am able to understand what the students may struggle with during the football sessions. This means I can help them by offering advice and tips on how to overcome any problems, for example explaining why a shot has gone wide and how this can be corrected.”

When discussing the game, Damien explained that: “my favourite part of the game is the whole feel of match days and training all week for the Saturday match day experience. I believe that the School excels at providing an authentic match day experience. In my view they are very similar to professional match days due to the dug outs, atmosphere and equipment.”

Damien also feels that “CHS offers everybody the chance to play football, no matter what their ability.” In addition, there is a lot of help with football, from various talented members of the academic staff, so that more sessions can be offered. There is even a wide range of football expeditions for the students; including football trips to Lisbon and the USA, to highlight the different ways of teaching and playing football.
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