Year 9 students play at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’

Max Fitzpatrick playing during the MU Foundation pitch day.

Max Fitzpatrick playing during the MU Foundation pitch day.

During the half term break students from year 9 were given the opportunity of a lifetime to play on the hallowed turf at Old Trafford.

The students (Curtis Miller, Dre Taylor, Max Fitzpatrick & Matthew Murray) were selected for their outstanding behaviour and attitude towards PE & Sport, by the PE department. The day consisted of students from the Manchester United Foundation’s ‘Hub of the Community’ partner schools, who had also selected two students to represent their schools. The game was a thriller with the final score 4-4, and two of the MHA students (Curtis Miller & Max Fitzpatrick) scoring goals for their respective team.

The students were then treated to a special visit into the home team dressing room, which was still set up from the last home game versus Arsenal. The students got to take pictures in front of their favourite players shirts, and to end the day all the players got to keep the shirt they had worn during the game as a memento of their day.

Congratulations for all your efforts in school boys, keep up the good work.

MHA Boxing Stars



Two of our year 10 pupils boxed on the Jimmy Egan boxing club show in Wythenshawe Forum on Saturday 17th January, to celebrate the clubs 35th year anniversary. Sean McManus came out strong, throwing a variety of combinations keeping his opponent on the ropes. However, his opponent came back to take the lead in the last round. It was very close, but unfortunately Sean lost narrowly on points.

Anthony Strang and his opponent got off to a difficult start. Both boxers showed great determination and strength. Both were throwing straight shots that were connecting. But Anthony’s power was too much for his opponent, therefore Anthony won by TKO.

Well done Sean and Anthony. Keep up the hard work.

Boxing is a dynamic form of exercise that has many social, physical and mental well-being benefits. Many people have expressed that participating in boxing has helped with self confidence and self esteem. Others enjoy boxing because it is different and liberating and it has helped them to overcome situations such as being bullied or needing to combat stress.

If you would like to start boxing training, speak to Miss Saleh for further information.


Runners up in first ever Lacrosse tournament for MHA


Our year 7 girls took part in the first ever Lacrosse tournament, MHA has ever entered, at Timperley Sports club on Tuesday 18th March. The tournament was challenging, playing against experienced Trafford schools.

All girls battled through with great determination, winning 2 out of 3 games. Mia Scholes, Lucy Murphy and Taila Hevingham were rewarded players of the match for their outstanding goals and performances.

We were runners up, just behind the winners Kings Academy. All players were given medals and have another trophy to add to our collection!

Well done to all who played!!

Miss Saleh & Mr Eckersall

There is a FREE multi sports junior tournament at Timperley Sports club on the 14th and 15th April 2014. See Miss Saleh for more details.

End of an amazing netball season!


The netball season 2013-2014 is now over. We had years 7,8,9 and 10 teams playing in the league and in total they played 38 fixtures from September to February.

This year has been really challenging, with all of our teams playing in the top division. They played against schools that had club and county players. Although it was a difficult season, all teams have successfully stayed in the top division for next season. This is a fantastic achievement for all of our netball players.

The season was extremely busy and I would like to thank all the students who took part and attended training, this is a fantastic achievement – well done!!!

Individual rewards will be given out in assembly soon, including sports colours and special badges. Keep checking the VLE for info!!



Miss Saleh