We have been fortunate enough to have helped develop many young athletes and shared their pride in helping them reach their potential.
In 2014 we launched our Search for a Star campaign to provide young up and coming athletes with full access to all our services so that they can fulfil their sporting potential. If you know someone who you think would benefit from our support, please do let us and them know.
A cricket player for the Junior section of Macclesfield Cricket Club since the age of 6, a representative player for the Girls Cheshire County Cricket Squads U11s – U15s from the age of 9, and now at the age of 13 a proud member of the Cheshire Cricket Board Girls Academy, Elite Player Pathway.
During the 2021 cricket season: Libby was the leading wicket-taker for Macclesfield Under 13’s with 31 wickets which ranked her 7th leading wicket-taker in the whole of Macclesfield Cricket Club for the 2021 season, was awarded ‘Bowler of the Year’ for Macclesfield U13s, Libby had a strike rate of one wicket every 13 balls. She is about to embark playing in the Cheshire County Women’s League for the 2022 season and is now working hard in the Girls Academy on all elements of her game to take her cricket career to the next level
Joe has recently been selected for the Lancashire and Cheshire Cricket Emerging Player programme and represents Cheshire at both Under 13 and Under 14 as batsman and wicket keeper. He is a great all round athlete playing both rugby and hockey to a high level.
Sport plays a big role in Ted’s life and he is a passionate footballer. Last year, he was selected from players across the North of England to represent the region’s Junior Premier League team and he is also the current holder of the national Junior Premier League Shield with Stockport County U13’s. He currently trains with Manchester United.
Isabella Taylor Stokes
Isabella Taylor-Stokes: Isabella’s interest in golf started when she was 6. She has enjoyed developing her golf and competing in local, national and international competitions. She is now 14 and had a successful 2021, winning the Under 14 category of the Under 16 North of England Championship and coming first in the Under 16 Faldo Series Wales. She was also 2nd in the Under14 Scottish Golf Girls Open Championship and 3rd in the English Schools Under 16. This year she has also played for the Cheshire Ladies 1st team at the County Match Week. She has again qualified for the Golf England, North West Regional Team. At the start of 2021 her handicap was 7.8 and now, through competition success, it is +0.7. Her aim for next year is to reduce her handicap further.
Sam started competing in athletics at the age of 8, with his main event being the long jump. He has consistently been Cheshire Champion and finished in the top 3 in the Northern Championships, both indoors and outdoors. Sam’s aims for this year are to long jump over 7 metres, run sub-11 seconds for 100m and to medal at the English Schools and England U20 Championships.
Phoebe Dale – a hockey and football player. Phoebe started playing hockey when she was 7 and it is still her passion at 12.
Phoebe competes weekly for school and club matches as well as Regional and National tournaments in U13 and U14s. Phoebe was selected to play for Tensworth U14s in 2021 however sadly had to withdraw due to injury. This year Phoebes focus is to stay injury free and to learn more about her body and how to treat it. She is aiming to be selected for GM county, Tensworth 2022 and to continue her journey in sport towards England pathway Hockey.
Lewis began swimming competitively for his local club in Wilmslow. Lewis soon realised that his energy and fitness levels were his strengths and built on that, quickly moving onto one of the UK’s best and demanding club swim programs at Stockport Metro just 2 years later. Now he is consistently ranking in the top 10 nationally in longer distance races. Asked to be part of the swim England national development program this year Lewis is aiming high and would like to get an Olympic or commonwealth trial in the next 5 years.
Sarah started windsurfing on holiday when she was 8 years old and has never looked back. Now competing on the Professional World Tour for Great Britain in the slalom discipline, in 2019 she posted her highest ranking to date finishing 11th in the World Cup in Denmark and first U21. In 2018 she won her first World Title, finishing top of the Youth rankings in the IFCA World Championships. This victory has motivated Sarah to strive for further success on the World scene and she is determined to stand on the top of the podium at a Pro World Cup event.
2020, like for many athletes, has been a tough year for Sarah, starting with a concussion in February and just as she returned to the water, all national and international competitions were cancelled. She has however put a positive outlook on the whole situation and used the downtime to finish her degree, gaining a first class honours from the University of Bath. She is now looking on to the 2021 season with high hopes and training hard on and off the water ready for this challenge.
My name is Lucy Roberts, and I am a waterskier for team GB. Unfortunately, due to COVID, I was unable to attend both the European and World Championships this year. However, this allowed for me to better prepare for the British nationals in August. I fortunately came away from the event with four golds, a silver and two bronzes. After two years of uncertainty and injury it felt amazing to have been able to compete in nationals and come away the junior girls jump, trick, and overall champion as well as the open women’s trick. Thank you to Physiofit for helping me on by journey through the ups and the down and getting me back fit. Next year I hope to make the British under 21 team and to fly to Austria to compete in the U21 European championships”
I’m now a professional golfer after playing golf for 12 years now. Winning the English Women’s Amateur Strokeplay this year gave me the push I needed to turn pro! I will be going to Ladies European Tour School in December with the aim of getting my tour card for next year.
I am a member of the Welsh Athletics Regional Development Group and was a National finalist at the English Schools Championships in high jump and a bronze medallist at the Welsh National Combined Events this year. As I am moving into the U17’s age group it will be more difficult for me to achieve as much this year, but I would like to try to qualify for Nationals both indoors and outdoors. I have decided to move away from full multi-events and want to concentrate on sprints, jumps and long hurdles. It is important to me to get a good uninterrupted winter training block so I can achieve all I want to next year including a new event for me, the 300m hurdles. The following season I hope to gain a place at English Schools again as this was the highlight of the 2021 season.
I currently play for MRUFC u16, Kings Macclesfield u16 (Captain) and also selected to be part of the Sales Sharks Development Group u16 2021/22 season which is part of the Junior Academy. I have been privileged over the last 12 months to play for UR7’s representing the North v South tournament in the summer of 2021, where the team I played for, won the tournament. My preferred position is Fly-Half and can play Centre and Full Back. My ambition for the coming season is to continue my development at the Sharks as well as progress to U18 1st XV at The Kings School, Macclesfield. Team objectives for the season are to win the Cheshire Cup at both School and Club level as well as to progress as far as possible into the Rosslyn Park Sevens tournament with Kings. My ultimate aim is to be a professional Rugby Player. My other sporting interests are Cricket where I Captained the School team last season at u15 and played for Macclesfield Cricket Club u15. I also made my senior debut for the 2nd XI with 6 wickets and hattrick ball.
I am a current National League hockey player (AEHC ladies 1st XI), member of u17 England performance centre and first XI school team (Kings Macclesfield). I am a versatile attacking half back/midfield player whose key attributes are decision making, speed and agility, stick skills, creative with incisive passing ability. I am aiming to progress through the EH player pathway and play for England. I am also an accomplished trampolinist and athlete (hurdles, sprints, high-jump) WHO IS currently studying for GCSEs, hoping to pursue a career in medicine.
Physiofit are excited to have watched #physiofitathlete Bea Lomas develop her strength and athleticism this season. During the lockdown Bea worked so hard on things she could control and has recently won the u15 Cheshire Championships. Exciting times ahead as more competitions are back on.
Jean started playing tennis a child. Jean’s many years of being a physiotherapist have allowed her to combine her love of sport with her career. It was not until she joined Bramhall Lane Lawn tennis club in 1991 that she really started to progress. She had regular coaching and encouragement from Russell Lawrence and was selected for the team. She continued to progress and climbed up the teams (4th – 3rd – 2nd – 1st). She now plays in the first division.
To back up her fitness for team tennis at BLLTC she is a member at David Lloyd Cheadle so she can play winter tennis in the warm, train in the gym and swim.
She is the Bramhall Lane Cheshire Shield Veteran’s captain and her team has won the shield several times under her leadership.
In 2017 Jean was invited to join the Over 50’s Cheshire County tennis squad. January 2018 bought another opportunity to attend trials for the team and Jean is hopeful that her performance last year along with her constant dedication to improving her fitness and skills will mean her place is secure.