Junior School Football News

CHS’s Junior footballers got their kicks when the School took part in two AJIS football tournaments.
Taking part in the AJIS Football Tournament held at St Bede’s School, the U10 boys quickly adapted to the fast nature of the matches and although they missed a few chances in the group games did enough to progress with a victory over The King’s School Macclesfield and a draw against Merchant Taylors.
A fantastic attacking display in a 2-0 victory against St Bede’s enabled the boys to progress to the semi-final stage in which they would face The Grange.
Although it was the fourth game of the day there was no sign of fatigue, CHS created plenty of chances and hit the post twice. They couldn’t quite find a goal which meant the game finished 0-0 and would be decided on with a penalty shoot-out, a new and nerve wracking experience for the boys.
The Grange scored with their kicks and CHS found The Grange’s goal keeper too tough to beat resulting in The Grange progressing to the final, which they went on to win.
CHS Junior School Teacher Mr Cooke said: “The boys showed a tremendous desire to win and improve throughout; I was impressed with their team work and technical ability. Knockout tournament and a penalty shoot-out will be good experience as they progress into Year 6”.
Meanwhile two U9 teams took part in the annual AJIS Football festival held at on home turf at CHS which saw 20 teams from schools throughout the North West play 7 friendly matches. 
Pupils in both CHS’s A and B teams were excited to gain match experience and had the opportunity to play in the new School kit.
Both teams acquitted themselves well and had some great results against strong teams. In a festival where attacking came out on top, the pupils had plenty of opportunities to showcase their goal celebrations! 
Special thanks goes to the PTA for providing teas, coffees and refreshments.

footballers play in a tournament at cheadle hulme school