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
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
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