Sporting Elite Academies
The school has four Sporting Elite Academies. The Dance, Football, Netball and Rugby Academies represent Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre at a local, regional, national and international level.
For those new to the academies in September 2017 we have inlcuded the presentation delivered at the Academy Induction Evening. Academy Induction Evening
For some people, dance is simply the way in which they express themselves. Joy, sadness, loneliness, love… if you can imagine how dance would portray human emotions and stories, the Dance Academy is for you.
Aimed at developing the students technical and performance skills, the Dance Academy trains on Mondays 3:15pm – 4:15pm and during Period 5 on Wednesdays each week.
At the moment there are students from Year 11 and the Sixth Form who faced an audition before gaining their place in the Academy. Members are also expected to keep up their personal fitness and have the opportunity to use school’s fitness suite facility. The students are taught by Academy Director, Miss O’Connor, and have the chance to work with professional artists and practitioners.
The Academy is captained by Year 13 student Grace Bretherton and the Vice-Captain is Year 12 student, Maisie Day. All members are equipped with Academy kit which consists of a leotard, leggings, trousers, t-shirt, hooded jumper and training bag.
In addition to developing their Dance skills, the students often take part in trips to watch professional works, work with children from local primary schools and lead lower school clubs in school. The students are encouraged to develop their leadership and coaching skills within training sessions and demonstrate this to students in our school and the wider community.
The Football Academy consists of two squads; the elite squad and the development squad with players from Years 11, 12 and 13. Both squads train 2-4pm every Wednesday on the new 3G surface at AFC Fylde's Mill Farm. They also have matches on Wednesday afternoons in the North West College League. The players are coached by Mr Grady.
The team play in the North West College League (Central Conference) and Lancashire Cup for Schools. The Football Academy are previous champions of the Wyre and Fylde Varsity Football League.
The Academy is captained by Year 12 student, Matthew Parker and the Vice- Captain is Year 13 pupil Josh Morris. All members of the team are equipped with their own training and match wear with their individual squad numbers.
Carr Hill’s Netball Academy consists of two squads; the elite squad and the development squad with players from Years 11, 12 and 13. They train 2.00-3.30pm every Wednesday at Warton Sports & Social Club and play their matches in the same location on a Wednesday afternoon. They also have use of the school fitness suite. The players are coached by former Manchester Thunder Super League player Mrs Carroll.
The team play in the North West College League (Central Conference).
The Academy is captained by Morgan McCormack, in Year 13, and Vice – Captain is Emily Gaskell, in Year 12. All members of the team are equipped with their own training and match wear.
The Rugby Academy consists of two squads; the elite squad and the development squad with players from Years 11, 12 and 13. They train 2.00-4.00pm and play matches every Wednesday on the school fields. The players are coached by Mr Penney.
They play a mixture of friendly games against grammar schools in Lancashire and compete in local tournaments and leagues. Students in the Rugby Academy have use of the school fitness room and have individual weight training programmes to follow.
The academy is captained by Adam McCaffery, in Year 13, and the Vice Captain is Owen Phillips, in Year 12.All members of the team are equipped with their own training and match wear.
In July 2017 the Sprting Elite Academies took a once in a lifetime tour of South Africa, combining playing fixtures with community work and sight seeing. You can read more about their adventures below:
Sporting Elite Media Officer
The school are looking to recruit a new Sporting Elite Media Officer from the Sixth Form. For more information see Mr Doughty.