Boys Hockey Make CHS History At National Finals

Congratulations to the U13 boys’ hockey team who were undefeated in their group and made it through to the 3rd place play-off at the National Schools’ In2Hockey Finals.

The first time CHS has reached the Nationals Finals with a boys hockey team, the players won 2 games and drew 2 games – finishing 2nd in their group to overall winners, St Lawrence.

Competing to finish 3rd or 4th overall, CHS drew Calday Grange in the play-off match – a team the boys have beaten twice in previous rounds.

The game finished 1-1 with Calday scoring in the last 2 minutes of the game, sending the match to flicks, before CHS narrowly missing 3rd place on sudden death flicks.

CHS Sports Coach, Miss Kayleigh Humphries said:

“The whole team played extremely well. It’s always daunting to come to a National Finals and have no idea what the opposition are like.”

“The boys are a delight to coach. They listen to feedback and really try to correct what you ask them to on the pitch. You could see how much this tournament meant to them as they were disappointed to have come fourth. They prepared well the night before and were professional throughout the competition. They should be very proud of their achievement.”

CHS players Morris Green, Felix Tully, Seb Yates and Luke Finigan also received news they had been selected for England Hockey’s Performance Centre player pathway programme.

The players are now looking forward to taking part in next year’s U14s National competition which will be 11-a-side, keen to return to the National Finals again next year.

Special thanks to the parents whose support on the day was excellent. Thanks also, to Mr Henderson and Mr Jones for all of their hard work this year.

cheadle hulme schools U13s senior boys hockey team pose for the camera in their kits after taking 4th place at the National Schools In2Hockey finals