1 May 2019
Students at CHS South have embraced all their opportunities to take part in our extensive extra-curricular sporting provision.
Table Tennis has continued to thrive at CHS South, with numbers growing every week at our extra-curricular club. We entered the Manchester Schools Citywide U13 singles tournament and we achieved huge success, with all our players finishing 1st or 2nd in the group stages. There were over thirty entries for this competition and Mustaqeem Hassan finished 5th overall. This was an outstanding achievement, considering all our competitors were playing against Year 8 students!
In addition, South also entered the Manchester Schools Citywide U13 team tournament. Our boys won bronze medals at this competition, beating William Hulme Grammar in the play-offs. As we continue to invest in this inclusive sport we can’t wait to see our students flourish.
CHS South A team have had massive success this year in the Greater Manchester Schools’ Cup. The boys beat Burnage Academy, Abraham Moss and Crompton House to progress to the semi- finals of the knockout cup. They faced Audenshaw High this term and narrowly lost 2-1 in the last minute. We are all very proud of what the team have achieved this year and we know the success will continue into Year 8.
Next term the PE team will focus on fixtures for our B and C teams, to ensure all students have the opportunity to play competitive football.
This term our students entered the Manchester Schools Indoor Athletics championships, winning individual medals in a number of events. We were really impressed with their competitive spirit and thirst for winning throughout the competition.
The overall standings for our athletics team were: 800m girls 4th, 800m boys 1st, 200m boys 2nd & 3rd, 60m girls 1st, 60m boys 2nd & 3rd, 4x200m girls 3rd, 4x200m boys 2nd. Athletics will become a focus in PE lessons in the summer term, as students are prepare for our annual Sports Day at Longford Park Athletics Stadium!
The partnership with the RFU All Schools Programme has continued to develop at CHS South. The partnership provided the opportunity for our students to visit the prestigious Canterbury Kit workshop at the start of the rugby season. This term, the team received their jerseys and we look forward to competing in our new colours in the new RFU Manchester Schools League next term.
This term CHS South competed in the LCCC U13 indoor cricket tournament. All our boys were the youngest at the tournament, however finished third overall, beating MEA Central in the play-offs and losing by three runs to William Hulme Grammar.
Cricket is very popular at CHS South and we have entered the Manchester Schools Cricket Cup this summer. We know our boys will be ready for the professional competitive format of the game!
The Manchester PE association and School Games organisers run a brilliant annual indoor rowing competition for all abilities. Over 950 students entered the competition across all age groups and CHS South entered over twenty athletes into the races.
Our rowers worked really hard throughout the heats and posted great distances for their age category. CHS South will enter this fantastic competition again, as we continue to put our stamp on the indoor rowing scene.