The Spring Term was very busy for our multi-talented sporting pupils and hard working PE staff. The highlights included four boys football teams qualifying for the Oldham Schools Finasl at Boundary Park on Wednesday 3rd May. The girls had two teams qualifying for National Finals.

The U19 Netball Finals were held at Welwyn Garden City, near London and required an overnight stay at a local Travelodge as the girls had to play at least 7 matches, starting at 9.00 am. After a strong start the team were edged out of the semi-finals with some narrow defeats in the final matches of the group section. This was the first time CHS had qualified for the National Finals and they are to be congratulated on their successes this year. The squad consisted of  Susie Armstrong, Alivia Ferguson, Tyla Hoyle, Izzy Larder, Jasmine Newell, Megan O’Brien, Emily Pennells, Lucy Stevenson, Elle Troisi and Hannah Williams. Many thanks to Miss Mulligan who coached the girls and accompanied them, together with Mr Newell who drove the minibus. Many thanks also to the PTFA for providing funds towards the team’s expenses.

The U19 Girls  Water Polo team qualified for their National Finals with two good wins over Manchester High School for Girls and St Bede’s & St Joseph’s College, Bradford. The National Finals were held at Northampton and the team played brilliantly to get to the final match of the day. Although they played really well, led by England players Izzy Larder, Lucy Thomas, captain, and Niamh Campbell-O’Donnell, goalkeeper, together with s strong squad of Kim Burston, Nancy Chadwick, Kate Emmot, Evelyn Larder Rachel Milligan, Josephine Stevens and Hannah Wilson, they lost by a single goal to Kesteven & Grantham Girls’ School, the team that CHS have beaten in the previous two finals.. Many thanks to parents Mr Darlington, coach, and Mrs Larder, organiser, for their help in running this very successful team.

The girls had more swimming successes soon after the Water Polo when they won the Oldham Schools Swimming Gala Overall, and the coveted Brown shield at Oldham Leisure Centre. The girls also won the Year 7, Year 9 and Senior competitions as well as coming second in Year 8. Well done also to the boys who won the Year 8 swimming competition, came second in Year 9, third in Year 7 and came second overall. Crompton House certainly has great strength in the pool!

Many more of the schools sporting successes are shown in the photographs above. Well done to all the pupils, and many thanks to the PE staff who train them so well.

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