SPORTS AT CHESTERFIELD
Youth Sport Trust Gold Quality Standard
Chesterfield High School has very proudly been awarded the Gold Mark for PE and School Sport by the Youth Sport Trust. The Youth Sport Trust Quality Mark is an assessed award that provides schools with a nationally recognised badge of excellence for PE and school sport. Schools can be awarded a bronze, silver or gold mark. Receiving the highest award, the gold mark shows the value that Chesterfield places on its provision of PE and reflects the whole school approach and commitment to providing a high-quality physical education, school sport and physical activity offer for all pupils.
The mark is awarded based on:
- Overall vision for PE, physical activity and school sport
- Quality of PE
- Quality of school sport
- Quality of physical activity
- Use of PE, physical activity and sport as a catalyst for wider learning.
This highlights that Chesterfield High School is committed to ensuring we offer the best possible Physical Education, school sport and physical activities to our students.
We shine at Netball
One of the most popular extra-curricular activities we provide is our amazing netball club. Netball at Chesterfield has a long history of success in both Sefton and Merseyside. Our success has seen our teams crowned Sefton Champions and Merseyside Champions in recent years and has seen us competing at the County Finals in what is always a superb tournament. We run A and B teams in most year groups and we welcome everyone to come along, have fun and join the Chesterfield netball team.
Football For All
If you love football, then there will be a club for you! We run full sided football, indoor 5 aside football and futsal. We run competitive teams for Year 7 to sixth form for both boys and girls that compete in the Sefton Cup, Merseyside Cup and National Cup. The boy's teams have been crowned Sefton Champions and Merseyside Champions in recent years and our girls team were National Champions in 2016 and won the Premier League Schools tournament in 2017!
If you love football, then Chesterfield has you covered!
Walk through the mini mall at lunch or after school on any day and you will see our amazing dance club hard at rehearsals! We have a long history of amazing dance shows both in and out of school, competitions across Sefton and Merseyside and our fantastic dancers have previously been selected to dance at the opening of the F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone. No matter what your ability or background in dance come along and join the fun.
Chesterfield has a long tradition of competing at the highest level of school athletics, both indoor and outdoor. Every year we compete in the Merseyside Division 1 athletics competition at Robin Park in what is considered one of the best days in the school calendar. We welcome everyone to come along to athletics practice and whether you are a long distance runner, thrower, jumper or sprinter we will find an event for you to enjoy. Athletics club will take place in the summer with all pupils welcome to come along and have a go at getting their own personal best and even trying to beat our school records!
Fitness is one of the largest growing sporting industries in the UK. At Chesterfield you will have access to fitness suite and the professional gym standard equipment we have. You will be shown how to use each piece of equipment and how to exercise in a safe and fun environment. We also run circuit training clubs, yoga, aerobics and many more! If fitness is your thing then we have you covered at Chesterfield!
Extra-Curricular at Chesterfield
At Chesterfield we pride ourselves on our diverse and wide ranging extra-curricular timetable. We are always looking at adding in more sports and giving you the best possible sporting experience available. Keep a look out for the Extra-Curricular timetable around school and if you have any questions about any of the activities just speak to a member of our brilliant PE Department.
Chesterfield Team Success Stories
Pupils show the Olympic Spirit in Sports Day
This year Chesterfield held out biggest sports day to date with a full week of sporting activities! Each year group had a full day taking part in events such as rounder’s, Endball, volley ball, penalty shootouts, netball shootouts, a variety of inflatable assault courses and a sports themed form quiz.
The day was then finished off with a series of mini races such as egg and spoon, sack race, a water challenge and a three legged race to name only a few! The races were so much fun even the staff couldn’t help themselves but get involved.
The week was a fantastic success with every single pupil taking part and having fun. The planning has already begun on how next years will be an even bigger and better success than last year! We can’t wait for you to all see what we have install for Sports Day 2022!
Adam and Lauren shine at North West Athletics competition
Year 9 twins Lauren and Adam Byrne were selected to represent Merseyside Schools Athletics Association at the North West Region Combined Events Championships.
Lauren’s team came third overall in the event and Lauren herself achieved a personal best in the pentathlon competition of total score of 2185 points. Adams team also came third overall in the event and Adam himself achieved a personal best in the pentathlon event competition with a total score of 1921 points .
Adam and Lauren’s parent’s accompanied them to Telford for the weekend and Dad, John commented on the very high standard of competition that Lauren & Adam faced.
All of us at Chesterfield High School are extremely proud of their performance particularly considering the difficult year we have all faced.
Emily makes dream 1st team debut
Sunday 28th February 2021 saw Chesterfield Sixth Former, Emily Brough, make her first team debut for Liverpool Football Club Women’s team. Emily has been with the Club since the age of 7 and has recently begun training with the first team. In addition to this she has also been a regular team member for England U15s and U17s.
In the 3-0 home match win against London Bees Emily came on as substitute and at just 16 years and 179 days, Emily became the second youngest female player to play for the club. This has capped off a fabulous season for Emily that has seen her represent England in a development tournament at St George Park earlier in the season. As an attacking midfielder she made a confident appearance successfully executing tackles with precision.
We wish Emily the very best for the future and will be looking out for her on future team sheets!
Success for Joe in 1st season at Leeds
Former Chesterfield Pupil Joe Gelhardt’s Under 23s side defeated Aston Villa to win the Premier League 2 Division 2 title! It was a great end to Joe’s 1st season after signing a four-year deal with Premier League club Leeds United.
Joe made 16 appearances for Leeds united Under 23’s last season contributing massively to their success with 11 goals and 3 assists.
In 2018 Joe was part of our Chesterfield Year 11 Merseyside Cup winning team. Before joining Leeds Joe played for Wigan Athletic, making his debut for them at the age of 16.
An outstanding pupil and an extremely talented athlete, we would like to wish Joe the best of luck in the upcoming Premier League season.