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Football

Recognition that CHS Football develops individuals to be part of a team with an identity.

Mission: A commitment to deliver modern football content and coaching practice to all students and staff with the aim to be the leading Football school in the UK.

 

The CHS Football season runs from September to April for boys aged 4-18 and for girls all year round with focus on fixtures during the summer term.

Head of Football

Football at CHS benefits from a full time professional coach, Damien Allen who has played football since the age of seven for Manchester United. Since then he has played 300 first team matches for various clubs and has also played in the Europa League. Mr. Allen is a UEFA A- License and A- license Youth holder. We also have additional experts who hold UEFA B licenses and UEFA level 2 licenses as part of the full time Football staff.

Fixtures

As a whole CHS Football teams play 250 Fixtures per year with students playing 15- 30 games for their CHS team in one season. On Saturdays in the spring term CHS teams play block fixtures against strong opposition. Students have an amazing match day experience with video analysis before matches, use of top class facilities, pre match warm ups and food after games. We have a competitive fixture list which challenges our students and have an impressive record in ISFA & ESFA national cup competitions and regional area leagues/cups.

Training

All Football sessions are underpinned by our CHS principles of play model so that teams and individuals at CHS play with an identity.

A and B squads train once a week after school September to April.

During games lessons in the spring term all boys can develop their tactical, technical, physical and mental ability.

Individual Position specific clinics are delivered during lunchtime September to April.

During the summer term boys can look to develop their Physical attributes by taking part in Football specific Strength and Conditioning sessions.

Girls train once a week after school all year round.

During games lessons in the summer term all girls can develop their tactical, technical, physical and mental ability.

Facilities

We currently have 5 Full size pitches, a 9 a side pitch, an indoor Futsal pitch and a full size 3G pitch. Along with a state of the art Pavilion which boasts a dance studio, multi gym, 16 changing rooms and a junior sports hall.

In 2013 CHS became home to the first ever Independent Schools’ Football Association Northern Girls’ Squad and a regular programme of fixtures for girls is being developed.