On Tuesday 3rd July the annual Sefton rounders tournament took place at St. Mary’s playing Fields. The girls won the first innings with some brilliant batting and fielding, making six rounders to St Mary’s’ one and a half. In the second innings they made three and St Mary’s three and a half, giving Chesterfield the win with a final score of ninerounders to St. Mary’s five. The girls have worked so hard coming to practise every week and really deserved the win. Well done girls!!!!
On Friday evening our Year 11 football team escaped from the revision table to play in the Merseyside Cup final. It was a tough game against a very strong St Margaret’s team, however the boys were outstanding and managed to win 4-0. Their attitude was impeccable and they where an absolute credit to Chesterfield High School, shaking hands as well as congratulating some of the opposition who were upset despite challenging each other for 80 mins.
It really was an amazing win and something they will remember for a long time. It was also a good break away from exams for a couple of hours as I know how hard most of them are working at this time and the pressure they are under.
They are officially the best team in the whole of Merseyside and an outstanding group of individuals.
Mr J Graham
On the 24th May, Ben Dreaves in Year 8 went with his Taekwondo club, WLM Taekwondo, over to Innsbruck, Austria to compete. It was held in Olympia World multi-purpose sports facility and took place over two days. He competed on the Saturday after weighing in on the Friday before. Overall, 904 athletes competed, of which 290 in the Cadet age group and 28 in his weight category (-41 kg). After he weighed in on the Friday, he took a journey up a mountain on a cable car to an altitude of 6250ft. The view was stunning. On the competition day, there were 10 different mats set out. The competition was classified as a G1 competition which means that all the best competitors would be there as it was an athlete ranking tournament. In his first fight, he fought someone from the Czech Republic and beat him 14-6. According to his coach, Ben had excellent ring management and controlled his fight really well. In his second fight, he fought someone from Slovenia and beat him 24-7. He was able to score many points as he scored a lot of head shots and winded him a few times. Unfortunately, in his quarterfinal fight, he got beat by someone from the German National Team just missing out on a chance to secure a medal.
Well done Ben!!
The Year 11 boys fought hard against a strong team from Range High in a game which saw the lead change 5 times before Range managed to secure the winning goal, with just minutes to go. The team who will now go on to compete in the final of the Merseyside Cup were a credit to themselves and the School.
We wish them luck in their final game and hope they can celebrate as Champions of Merseyside.
Sefton Cup: Chesterfield fought very hard in the early stages of the Year 8 Sefton Cup final against a tough Sacred Heart side. A change of formation to 4-3-3 really helped the boys and after an early goal the boys then went onto to win 8-0.
MCSFA: The game turned out to be a very tough one against a very physical and robust Broadgreen side. The boys played some of the best football they have ever played and after an outstanding equalising header from Kieran Devine they were really in with a chance. However the despite outplaying our opponents throughout it was just a matter of time before our opponents got that one chance….. and they took it. The game finished 2-1 to Broadgreen.
Kieran is a very accomplished sportsman in many sports, with his two main sports being football and boxing. The weekend of the 28th April, Kieran fought at Walton Hall Park for the Merseyside and Cheshire title at 52-54kg. This bout was a pre quarterfinal for the up and coming nationals. Kieran won comfortably on points over 3 x 1.5minute rounds. Kieran’s dream is to fight for England and even represent his country in the Olympics.
Ellie Bruce in Year 9 is the current Taekwondo World Champion. On the 4th February, Ellie competed in Kettering for the qualifying rounds for this year’s World Championships. Competing in the U14- U18 category Ellie needed to win Gold in both the patterns and the sparring categories. Even though Ellie was competing against girls who were 4 years older than her, she won Gold in both and has successfully qualified for this year’s World Championships. Ellie is currently training hard for the England Championships which are on the 24th and 25th March. We wish her all the best and hope for more gold medals.
This week we were delighted to welcome Morgan Feeney, Everton and England footballer. Morgan came in to speak to our gifted and talented students about his footballing career and the importance of having the right balance when it comes to both your education and your sport. He shared his experiences of how he managed this during his years at school and how important it is to develop the right attitude and skills in order to succeed.
We would like to thank Morgan for his time and his inspiring words and wish him the best of luck!
Amber Hughes in Year 7 is a phenomenal athlete and definitely one to watch for in the future. Amber competed at the Etihad Stadium to try and achieve the Junior Indoor 60m Hurdle national record. There is no hurdle race for her age group, U13, so she was entered in the U15 age category. Even though she hit a hurdle, Amber got the national record in a time of 8.51 seconds beating the current national record by 0.04 of a second.
As well as this unbelievable achievement Amber also competed in the Northern Championships in Sheffield on the 4th February. She was entered in the U13s for the shot put, high jump and the 200m. She won gold in all 3 of the events with some outstanding distances and times meaning she is now Northern Champion. She is currently continuing her hard training and is going for the National Pentathlon record of 3000 points when she competes next on the 18th March in Gateshead, her current PB points total is 2976. We wish her the best of luck.
Chesterfield took teams form Years 7,9 and 10 to Holy Family to play in the local block fixtures.
Year 7 made a brilliant start going 1 goal ahead, playing some brilliant football. Holy Family did well to get back into the game at 2-2. However, Chesterfield proved too strong and finished with a 4-2 win.
Year 9 played some of the best football I have seen so far at Chesterfield and managed to score 7 goals against Holy Family in an outstanding performance from Harry O’Brien and Logan Evans down the right-hand side.
Year 10 also won 1-0, in a game which could have seen a couple more goals. Holy Family played very well and put up a good fight and could have even taken something from the game in the end.
All in all, there were three well fought games from both sides but three brilliant wins for Chesterfield.