Historic Try for National Success
In the year that England hosts the Rugby World Cup, Cheadle Hulme School’s First XV have gained their own national recognition, reaching the Quarter Finals of the prestigious NatWest Schools U18 Vase competition for the first time in the School’s history.
Success in the competition comes during one of the team’s most successful seasons, also reaching the semi-finals of the Cheshire Cup and performing excellently in their weekly fixtures.
The boys, from Year 11 to the Upper Sixth, reached the Quarter Final stage following superb play in the North West Finals, beating Silcoates School 30-9. This put them up against Churcher’s College, away in Petersfield.
The game against Churcher’s provided 80 minutes of nail-biting action for the crowd of CHS parents and families who had travelled down to show their support for the team. The two sides were barely ever more than a handful of points apart throughout the match but, despite three excellent CHS tries, the away team’s precision kicking won them the game, 25-21.
Team Coach, Mr Andy Wrathall said: “This is an historic achievement for CHS and for the squad.
“The boys have always worked really hard as a team and have trained brilliantly together all year. They are a pleasure to work with and show a promising future for rugby at CHS.”