A year to remember

15 Aug 2019 12:04
Published by: Kian French

CHEADLE Hulme School is celebrating its most successful ever sporting year.

In total, students at the independent school have clocked up 13 competition wins, nine runners up titles and five semi-finalist positions. Eight of the triumphs were accomplished by girls' teams.

In netball, the under-13s quad won three tournaments, including the World Schools Netball Cup, the under-12s took home two first place trophies and the under-15s and under-19s both 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, with 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 - the boys' intermediate and girls' junior - made the national finals.

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

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."

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