Year 7 & 8 Girls Football Team



Manchester United Foundation are hosting the annual Premier League Schools Tournament at the famous Cliff Training Ground again this year, with the winners going through to play at a Premier League ground against the other Premier League sides.

We are looking to choose 8 girls to represent MHA at this tournament and to be selected you will need to attend training sessions on Thursdays 3-4pm after school.

Premier League Schools Tournament


MHA Partner Primary League event

Last night saw the first of many football fixtures being hosted at Manchester Health Academy this year for our partner primary schools.

Year 3&4 pupils were invited to take part in a friendly league which consists of Button Lane, Northenden, Rackhouse, Sandilands and St Wilfrid’s primary schools. Each school was represented last night and the event was a great success, with 42 participants taking part. The atmosphere and spirit in which each of the games were played in was a credit to all the schools and the staff, with a special thank you to our 6th form students who refereed on the night.

Angela Nilan from Rackhouse Primary said ‘what a great evening of football it was tonight. The boys from Rackhouse are buzzing and they don’t get these opportunities very often, so cheers for going out of your way to organise them. Please thank all your referees too‘.

Year 8 girls perform well in MU Foundation tournament

The Year 8 girls football team performed well in the latest Girls Hub Tournament, were Year 8&9 girls from Manchester United Foundation hub schools came to compete.

The girls did themselves and the school proud competing against tough opposition and an older age group. The Year 8’s finished the tournament in joint 3rd with two wins from their 5 games, and will be preparing for the next tournament which is the Year 7&8 tournament.

Well done girls!

Don’t forget if you want to come and play football with the girls teams, then come along on Thursdays 3-4pm, everyone is welcome.

MHA 6th form inspirational performance in cup

6th form students will be feeling disappointed after a hard fought display in the Manchester Colleges cup quarter final yesterday afternoon.

The 6th form team played Xavarian College 1st team yesterday who play regularly in the North West Colleges league finishing 6th this season. MHA were tagged as the underdogs going into the game, but from the start they showed their qualities and determination taking a 1-0 lead into half-time, thanks to Jack Earlam (Year 11).

Xavarian College came back at MHA in the 2nd half, and scored in the 70th minute with a shot from outside the box which dipped the goalkeeper.

The game went  into extra time (5 minutes), and with 1 minute to go Xavarian College scored to win the tie, and progress to the Semi-finals.

The 6th form students battled valiantly and deserved more for their efforts throughout the game, but all the staff are very proud of the teams performance.

Well done to the team and also to the Year 11 students who were part of the team (Connor Tarry, Connor Doohan, Sam Marshall and Jerry Mcdermott).

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

Girls netball – unbeaten so far this year!!!!!

Monday 13th January 2014

Year 7: MHA 2  – King David 2

Players: Selebeh Mbye, Tiegan Bancroft, Taila Hevingham, Demi-Leigh Aldridge, Tyla Davies, Ellie Dymond, Faye Little, Jade Sybray, Lucy Murphy.

Congratulations to our year 7 netball team who played against King David last night, they played really well in a tight game!! Congratulations to Lucy Murphy – Player of the match.



Year 8: MHA 4  – King David 0

 Players: Pashley Linstead, Molly Linstead, Carla Rix, Lucy Marshall, Amelia Redshaw, Nikita-Leigh Taylor, Ashleigh Ricketts, Megan Williams-Lavin.

A great win for the Year 8 girls who played brilliantly to record their first win of the year!! – Well done to all the players.