To celebrate National School Sports Week we thought we would take a look back at the sporting successes we've had this year in all competitions; from the start of the year's sporting calendar with football to the upcoming final competition in rugby. As we have strived to further develop sport at Chapelford, we are proud to have had a variety of teams representing the school - and even some individuals representing too.  

Earlier on in the year, we were very busy with both the boys and girls football teams. As you will have seen recently, most of them made the final of their event! We have to give a special mention to two of our footballing teams who did extremely well in their respective events. The Year 4 girls, who won locally in Warrington, went on to represent the school amongst Cheshire schools and this week they have played in the Warrington Finals. Our Year 6 boys, who went the one step further than the previous Year 6 team in the Warrington Finals, beat a team we haven't before to win, bring victory to Chapelford and be crowned Year 6 Champions. 

Away from football, we finished 2nd in thelocal Sportshall Athletics competition earning us a well-deserved spot in more finals. This event was similar to other competitions we have taken part in and the children used similar skills in the Quad Kids Athletics - an event that we won against 18 other teams on the day. Further special mentions go to our 2 individual athletes, Jacob and Sienna, that won the boy's and girl's category! This was an amazing individual effort amongst the team to beat approximately 110 boys and 110 girls to the top spot.

2024 got off to a fantastic start with a series of of gymnastic events, which enabled our gymnasts to show some serious skill off! We are very fortunate at Chapelford to have some incredibly talented gymnasts who train hard outside of school. To have them represent us as a school in competitive events has been an honour. Some of our athletes, from our Year 6 and Year 4 team, qualified for the county finals and were given the opportunity to go to a fantastic facility in Northwich to compete again. 

One of the most popular sports in KS2 is rugby. We have played a lot of rugby this year with teams from Years 3, 4 5 and 6 participating in tag rugby non competitive festivals. We have an upcoming rugby finals match with the Year 5 and 6 squads playing in the Fire 7s competition at the Halliwell Jones stadium. 

At Chapelford, we strive to make the competitions and sporting opportunities as broad and as inclusive as possible. For some children who hadn't had experience of a competition before, they were invited to a Tri Golf competition. The Year 4 and 6 teams won the Tri Golf competitions and they thoroughly enjoyed the day coming away with medals and certificates for winning both age groups. 

One of our next sporting projects is to fully develop and run the inter-school  competitions between the schools within the trust and the inter-year group competitions solely for children of Chapelford. This is following the success of our first inter-school Omega MAT Athletic competition, which the Year 6s participated in.  We are hopeful, and really excited, that only more sporting opportunities will come the way of our Chapelford children. 

There has been plenty of sporting success to celebrate across this school year: in school, representing school and also outside of school. We are incredibly lucky to have such a wide range of talent t here at Chapelford and it really does show that we have some sporting superstars of the future. I eagerly await the years to come working with the children; enhancing their opportunities to compete for schools and bringing as much success as we can!

A huge well done to all of our teams and to the children who dedicated their time to after-school sport clubs, too. It has been a privelege to train with you, coach you, support you on competitions and share your success. I am already looking forward to next year!

Happy National School Sports Week!