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5th Aug

CHS celebrates its most successful ever sporting year

In total, CHS's senior students have clocked up 13 competition wins, nine runners up titles and five semi-finalist positions. Eight of the 13 wins were accomplished by girls’ teams.

In netball, the under-13s squad triumphed in three tournaments, including the World Schools’ Netball Cup, the under-12s took home two first place trophies and the under-15s and under-19s clocked up a Manchester and district win each.

In cricket, the girls’ U13s and U15s and boys U12s were all crowned Cheshire Cup winners, with the boys’ U14s team finishing as runners up.

A Cheshire Festival win was gained by the boys’ rugby U12s and in boys’ football, both the U12s and U13s were named Stockport Schools’ League champions.

Also in football, two students, Jay Bassi and Joe Townley, were picked for the U15 England squad. Dylan Sime and James Wright have made the Manchester United and Manchester City youth teams, with Bruno Padovani Asencio signing up with Stoke City, Donovan Lescott at Bury and Ollie McFadyen at Fleetwood.

In hockey, student Caitlin Polley made the England U18 squad and Felix Tully, the England U16s.

In swimming, two teams (boys intermediate and girls junior) made the national finals.

And in rugby, former student Tom Curtis gained the England U18 cap and took up a professional contract with Sale Sharks, whilst Zak Sebouai and Oliver Casson joined the Sale Sharks U17s. Nine U15s players joined the Sale Sharks Developing Player Programme.

Junior school wins include the U11 girls’ rounders team at AJIS tournament (Association of Junior Independent Schools), with the U11 boys’ football team named runners up.

The U11 girls’ netball team were West area school winners and U11 boys’ rugby were undefeated at the AJIS Festival.

Matt Higgins, the schools' director of sport, said: “Every year we celebrate sporting achievements at Cheadle Hulme School, but 2018/19 has brought unprecedented success.

“Netball has been the standout sensation of the season, with three national titles for our U12s and U13s, but students have excelled themselves across the board – both in terms of team wins and individual accolades.

“I believe this success is at least in part down to our unique Elite Sport Programme, which enables students to adopt the exacting lifestyle of a professional sportsperson, whilst continuing their studies.”

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