Huntington Primary School has  been celebrating an amazing year of  sporting success, with football and netball teams crowned area champions and winning trophies galore.

The football team, coached by sports  tutor Martin Jones, completed an  amazing treble in the district, winning  their local primaryship league, the  Chester league winners’ tournament  and the Chester District Cup – the first  time this has ever happened.

The cup final, played at Saughall All  Saints School and organised by  Chester School Sports Association  chair Will Lowe, saw another strong  Huntington performance, with goals  from Henry Blance, Jamie Edge, Ben  Lawrence and Harry Owen-Johnson  defeating last year’s winners Upton Heath.

The school’s netball team, coached  by teacher Becky Bland, were determined not to be outdone and also won  three local tournaments before representing Chester as area champions  at the Cheshire and Warrington  Games.  After several closely fought  matches the team emerged triumphant as Cheshire champions, defeating the title holders, Broomfields  of Warrington.

Samantha Cunliffe and Lillie Fisher scored the goals in a 3-2 victory.

The Huntington Primary School netball team with coach Becky Bland
The Huntington Primary School netball team with coach Becky Bland
 

Headteacher Duncan Rose praised  the efforts of the players, both coaches  and all their high school helpers who assisted with training sessions throughout the year.

He said: “Huntington has a rich  sporting tradition, but even so the  success this year was unprecedented.

“With the support of the school and  their parents, who have travelled far and wide to attend matches, transport  the teams and urge them on, the  players have recorded an inspirational  achievement that they and the school  can look back on with great pride for  years to come.”