CHS make history by reaching the final of the Boodles ISFA Football Cup


CHS U18’s first football team, joined by 300 enthusiastic students, embarked on an exciting journey to Milton Keynes for the much-anticipated final of the prestigious Boodles ISFA Cup.


As the referee blew the whistle for kick off, both teams displayed exceptional skill and determination, showcasing the culmination of months of training and dedication from CHS.

Despite the relentless efforts of CHS, it was Bradfield College who managed to secure a narrow victory, edging ahead with a final score of 3-2. CHS’s goals came from Charlie B and Stan M.

Although the result may not have been in their favour, the resilience and sportsmanship displayed by CHS’s players throughout the match were commendable. They fought with determination until the final whistle, leaving everything on the pitch.


CHS had made history by becoming the first-ever co-ed day school to reach the ISFA Cup Final—a remarkable achievement that will be remembered and celebrated for years to come.

View the photos from the match here



We’re thrilled to announce that CHS Seniors 1st Football Team has made history by reaching the final of the esteemed Boodles ISFA Football Cup.

In the 32-year history of this prestigious competition, dating back to its inception in 1992, we are proud to be the first co-educational day school to achieve this remarkable milestone.

Among the 102 independent schools competing for glory in this year’s tournament, our team’s journey to the final speaks volumes on their ability to play with maturity and confidence along with the exceptional football programme they’ve been a part of, developed by Mr Wood (Head of football) and the sports team.

“We’re incredibly proud of the team’s achievements this year, particularly reaching the final of the ISFA Boodles National Cup and making history – which was a goal the team set at the start of the season. It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of the players over the past seven years, and of the programme CHS has created. While we anticipate a tough final, we’re grateful for the support of the school community and we are committed to giving our best.” Mr Wood, Head of Football at CHS.

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The road to the final has been nothing short of extraordinary. The team showcased their ability by triumphing in six consecutive matches. From an impressive 5-1 victory over RGS Newcastle in round 1, a staggering 9-1 win against Bootham in round 2 to a 6-0 victory against John Lyon, it left our players no doubt about their capabilities. They secured a fantastic victory over last year’s champions Royal Russell (4-2 on penalties) in round 4, which solidified their position in the final 8 teams.

The Quarter Finals saw them win 2-1 over Alleyns and in a thrilling Semi-finals encounter, they sealed their spot in the final with a 2-0 triumph over Rossall.

It is set for a fantastic final, due to take place 146 miles away from Cheadle Hulme School, at Milton Keynes Football Club, on Monday 26 February, with kick-off at 7pm. Demonstrating a strong sense of community spirit, both students and staff will be making the journey to show their support for the team on this monumental night.