Newsletter no.4 - Nov 2016 - ECF Schools Ch'ships


The ECF National Schools Championship



One of CSC’s founding aims was to give children in the state education sector the same opportunities that are enjoyed in the private sector.


So we were delighted that two schools in the CSC programme – The Dell from Chepstow, and Sacred Heart RC Primary from Liverpool - reached the final stage of the 2015-16 ECF National Schools Championship, a competition that has historically been dominated by private schools.


The finals took place at Uppingham School in July. Both The Dell and Sacred Heart were there, with some travel assistance from CSC. Malcolm Pein attended as team coach. Both schools managed a very respectable result of two match wins out of five, with The Dell finishing 5th and Sacred Heart 8th out of ten teams. There was an outstanding individual success for Joshua Roque of Sacred Heart, who beat a 145-graded England international from Heathside Preparatory School.


The Dell in action, with a Classical Dutch on board 1. Black’s aggressive intentions are clear!


We would like to thank the Angus Lawson Memorial Trust for their support of the most gifted children in the CSC scheme, which enabled The Dell and Sacred Heart to attend the finals.


LATE NEWS: Sacred Heart have just qualified again for the 2016-17 finals, having won the North-West regional final with the very last game of the tournament! Well done to the whole team. Below, the children enjoy their day relaxing between games and receive helpful coaching tips from CSC CEO Malcolm Pein.










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