Wilmslow High School amongst the best at sport

Wilmslow High School has been ranked the 6th best in School Sport Magazine's annual list of the top 'sporting' state schools in the country.

The list reflects competitive achievement in a range of sports throughout 2015-2016 and honours those schools that take competitive sport particularly seriously.

The rankings are based on participation in 20 different sports in over 120 national competitions and reaching the top 30 put Wilmslow High School in the top 1% of sporting state schools in the country.

Huw Williams, Team Leader for PE, said "2015-16 was a hugely successful year for the school across a range of sports. In netball, the U12A, U12B and U13 teams were Macclesfield and District champions, while the under 16s were Cheshire champions.

"In football, the U16 girls' team were Cheshire champions, while the boys' teams were Macclesfield and District champions at U14, U15, U16 and senior level. The senior football team won 29 of 30 matches, winning the Cheshire Cup and ESFA NW league to complete a memorable hat trick of titles.

"In rugby, the U15s were Cheshire 7s champions while the first XV won the Cheshire Cup and were Nat West Cup quarter finalists.

"In hockey, the U14 boys' team were Cheshire, North West and North champions, qualifying for the national finals. The U13 girls' team were Cheshire and North West champions and the senior girls team were Cheshire champions.

"In tennis, the senior girls were ranked 7th in the UK, reaching the national finals for the third year running.

"The trampolining teams were North West champions in 7 categories and National Champions in four categories. In cheerleading the level 1 team were 4th and the level 2 team were 2nd in the national schools championships.

"To be recognised on this list once again is a fantastic achievement for the school, PE staff, students and coaches."

Photos: Football First XI, Girls U16 Football, Senior Hockey, U14 Boys Hockey, U16 Netball.

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Fiona Doorbar
Friday 18th November 2016 at 10:34 am
In addition to the achievements listed above I think the athletes that compete year round (track and field in Summer and X country in Winter) should be congratulated on their achievements and ongoing dedication.