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Please read on to gather more information on your invite to our Sport For All Campaign.


Altrincham Grammar School for Boys has a proud history of producing elite sportsmen. Old Altrinchamian Paul Allott opened the bowling for Lancashire and England in the 1980’s, more recently, Matty Lund has been playing football professionally for various clubs since 2009, Ali Crossdale plays professional rugby for Wasps in the Premiership and striker Douglas James-Taylor signed for Stoke City in 2020. Only last week, current student Charlie Wardle was selected in the match day squad for England Rugby Under 18’s rugby V France.  

Now a new campaign, led by parents and the School, aims to raise one million pounds to take AGSB sports facilities to a new level and inspire a new generation of sport and community athletes, defying the weather and conditions that can be an obstacle to that goal.

Pupils at every level will be able to take advantage of the facilities in school and after-school clubs, while community grass-roots sports clubs from across Altrincham and Trafford will be able to use the facilities in the evenings.

AGSB Head Master Graeme Wright said “There can be a perception that AGSB is privately funded, or receives a level of funding above other state schools, but the reality is that as a state-funded grammar school, we actually lag behind a number of schools in terms of the annual funding that we receive from the Government. Taking part in sport is so important for all the boys at the school for their physical development but, more importantly, for their mental wellbeing.  Too often, during the winter months, our pitches are waterlogged, and PE lessons, training and fixtures have to be cancelled.

The ‘Making a Difference - Sport for All’ Campaign will create a new state-of-the-art 4G artificial grass facility for Football and Rugby all-year round, as well as two new cricket squares, cricket nets and new, covered tennis courts. These will inspire pupils of every ability, allow extended community use for clubs in the Altrincham area and take the school’s tradition of sporting excellence to a new level.”

In order to share the plans with all parents, we are holding a number of information reception evenings and every family is invited to attend. The dates for upcoming receptions are on May 4th and May 18th and will be held in the New Library at School from 7 until 8 30pm. During the evening canapes and drinks will be served by the students and parents will not be expected to donate on the night.  If you wish to attend please respond by 19th April 2022 to Lorna Blann, the Campaign Co-Ordinator, by email at lblann@agsb.co.uk to confirm your attendance.