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10th Mar

A Sporting Chance for All
Sports opportunities at Cheadle Hulme School are soon to be in a league of their own, as the School’s plans to build a new Fitness Centre, costing in the region of £2million, have kicked-off with a head-start.
The new Fitness Centre will include a new state-of-the-art fitness suite, modern changing rooms for home and visiting teams and multi-purpose studios, providing top class facilities for students of all ages and abilities.
The project is part of a £3.4million planning application which the leading independent school recently submitted, which also includes plans for a new 3G pitch and rearranged parking provision.
The majority of the cost of the Fitness Centre build is being funded through the School’s reserves and borrowing, with the majority of the remaining 10% donated by members of the School community.
A fundraising campaign for the remaining capital needed to finance the project has been launched this week.
A number of key figures from the sporting world have shown their support for the new facility, including England Rugby Player, Heather Fisher.  She said: “It gives me great pleasure to show support for such an important appeal, safeguarding the future for our young, ambitious sportspeople.  I have delivered some great coaching session with CHS students and have been impressed by their work ethic and team spirit.”
Ian Watmore, former Chief Executive of the FA, Chair of the School’s Development Board and father of former student Duncan (currently on loan to Hibernian from Sunderland FC), has shown his support for the project, saying: “All four of our sons were very sporty and we have seen them learn and grown through their successes – and failures – on the sports field.  We are thrilled that CHS in continuing its commitment to sport and are delighted to be involved in this exciting project.”
Year 6 pupil and medal-winning Swimmer, Libby McCoy said: “We’re lucky; we have an amazing School.  The new Fitness Centre would help all of us have more opportunities to play sports.”
Leading the project is Director of Development, Frances Kennedy.  She said: “Sport is a key part of every child’s education and development and together we can make a truly deep and lasting impact on the School.  We’re all very excited to see so much enthusiasm for the project so far and look forward to seeing the plans become a reality next year.”
For more information, visit iheartchs.co.uk.
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