A-Star Sports Chester & surrounding areas
Welcome to A-Star Sports – Chester and surrounding areas
Our team of coaches run premier sport and physical activity classes for children in Chester, Ellesmere Port, Mold, Wrexham and the Wirral.
Click on our activities below to find out more:
- Weekly Classes
- Holiday Clubs
- Nursery/Pre-school activities
- Primary school activities
- Weekly Class timetable
Details of our services can be found below or by clicking on the above headings so take a look and if you would like to know more about A-Star Sports Chester there is a contact form at the bottom of the page. To keep up-to-date with A-Star Sports Chester & surrounding areas developments, newsletters and events, or for the latest offers on our kids classes, parties and holiday clubs, please also visit us on Facebook or call Gary on 07581 617725
Meet our team – Why not find out more about our team by clicking Meet our team
We are running across all school holidays in line with Cheshire West and Chester school timetables. Details below:
EASTER 2021 – Tuesday 6th April to Friday 16th April
MAY HALF TERM 2021 – Monday 31st May to Friday 3rd June
SUMMER 2021 – Thursday 22nd July to Friday 31st August
Our holiday club is suitable for children 3-12 years old with the option to book full and half days. As a reward for our regular customers there is a 20% discount for booking 10 or more sessions (1 session = 1 half day) throughout the academic year. We have extended the 20% discount to include any children currently attending our weekly classes. See our downloadable form for further information and booking details:
NERF FUN DAY FRIDAYS
Every Friday at holiday clubs includes lots of Nerf fun. Suitable for ages 6+ with exciting activities & games planned with all equipment provided including safety goggles. Nerf activities will run alongside our Holiday club at the Cheshire County meaning children can chose between both clubs
*Childcare Vouchers accepted for holiday club at The Cheshire County Sports Club venue only*
Click here for further information on Childcare Vouchers for holiday club at The Cheshire County Sports Club only venue and our registration details with numerous schemes. We are often in the process of registering with new Childcare Voucher providers, so please don’t hesitate to drop us a line if you don’t see yours listed here
Our small class sizes provide encouragement and support for your child to build the confidence, motivation and skills to enjoy sport. These practical and fun learning experiences provide the foundation for your child to develop physically, socially and emotionally through the positive challenges and enjoyment of being active.
In the early stages, children are introduced to and follow a full programme of fundamentals. With short fast activities designed to develop core skills of throwing, catching, running, jumping and hand eye co-ordination with lots of colourful equipment. In the reception year this develops into delivery of our ten core sports:
|☺ Basketball||☺ Cricket|
|☺ Dodgeball||☺ Football|
|☺ Handball||☺ Hockey|
|☺ Rounders||☺ Tag Rugby|
|☺ Tennis||☺ Volleyball|
Learning in a positive, energy packed environment encourages children to enjoy sport and it is our ambition for every child at A-Star Sports to enjoy sport for life.
Click HERE for a full list of classes and don’t forget the first time you attend is a free trial.
NEW NURSERY CLASSES
January 2021 sees the start of our brand new nursery classes for children turning 3 before 31st August 2021. The classes are 40-45 minutes in length and a great way to introduce your little one to being active! Lots of fun with age appropriate short games using colourful equipment.
A-Star Sports parties offer fun-filled and inclusive games. For children 3+ years, our parties focus on fast paced and fun games that keep children engaged from start to finish. For children 7+ years, we also offer sports-based and/or themed parties for an action-packed multi-sports adventure and families can choose to have activities from our range of ten core sports.
For high energy, all-round active entertainment children can invite a small group of friends through to the entire class (subject to venue size and chosen activities) for the most memorable, stress-free occasion.
Contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 07581 617725 (Gary) to enquire about available places or for party bookings. A-Star Sports Party Booking Form (for local bookings). You can also download free A-Star Sports printables, including party invitations.
For birthday parties the Chester team also cover Liverpool, Manchester, Shropshire, Wrexham and everywhere in between!
Preschools and Nurseries
We are delighted to be working with a number of local preschools and nurseries providing lots of A-Star fun for them! These include:
|☺ Best Friends Day Nursery||☺ Brambley Hedge Nursery|
|☺ Guilden Sutton Preschool||☺ Headstart on the Hill|
|☺ Headstart Upton||☺ Hopscotch Nursery|
|☺ Kids Planet Day Nursery||☺ Little Bumbles Preschool|
|☺ Mickle Trafford Preschool||☺ Newton Park Preschool|
If you know of a preschool or nursery who may be interested in having A-Star Sports in to deliver please let us know!
Currently we deliver after school sports clubs in Thornton Hough, The Firs and Huntingdon as well as lunch clubs in Thornton Hough. We are always looking to expand our delivery to additional primary schools. We can deliver after school clubs, lunch time, breakfast clubs and PPA cover so get in touch for more information!
Timetable – A-Star Sports Chester & surrounding areas
|If you’re new to A-Star Sports Chester & surrounding areas and looking for a weekly class to join, we offer a free trial session to get you started.|
|Waverton Village Hall, Common Lane, Waverton, CH3 7QT||Monday||12.40pm Nursery (for children turning 3 before 31st August – classes run from January to July only for this age group) / 1.40pm Pre-school (for children turning 4 before 31st August) / 3.40pm Reception & Year 1/ 4.40pm Year 2+|
|Upton Community Hall, Demage Lane, Chester, CH2 1EL||Monday||12.45pm Nursery (for children turning 3 before 31st August – classes run from January to July only for this age group) / 1.45pm Pre-school (for children turning 4 before 31st August) / 3.40pm Reception & Year 1 / 4.40pm Year 2 / 5.40pm Year 3+|
|Broughton & Bretton Community Centre, Brookes Avenue, Broughton, CH4 0RD||Tuesday||2.40pm Nursery & Pre-school (for children turning 3 or 4 before 31st August) / 4.15pm Year 1+|
|Thornton Hough Village Hall, Manor Road, Thornton, Hough, Wirral, CH63 1JB||Tuesday||1.40pm Home educated children group ages 7+|
|Upton Community Hall, Demage Lane, Chester, CH2 1EL||Wednesday||1.35pm Nursery & Pre-school (for children turning 3 or 4 before 31st August) / 2.40pm Home educated children group ages 6+ / 3.45pm Reception & Year 1 / 4.45pm Year 2+|
|Cotebrook Village Hall, Stable Lane, Cotebrook, Tarporley CW6 0JJ||Wednesday||12.30pm Nursery (for children turning 3 before 31st August – classes run from January to July only for this age group) / 1.30pm Pre-school (for children turning 4 before 31st August)|
|Great Sutton Village Hall, Old Chester Rd, Great Sutton, Ellesmere Port CH66 3NZ||Thursday||1.30pm Nursery & Pre-school (for children turning 3 or 4 before 31st August) / 3.30pm Reception & Year 1 / 4.30pm Year 3+|
|Sychdyn Memorial Hall, Sychdyn, Mold, CH7 6ED||Thursday||2pm Nursery & Pre-school (for children turning 3 or 4 before 31st August) / 3.35pm Reception & Year 1 / 4.35pm Year 2+|
|Upton Community Hall, Demage Lane, Chester, CH2 1EL||Friday||1pm Nursery (3 before 31st August – classes run from January to July only for this age group) / 1.45pm Pre-school (for children turning 4 before 31st August) / 3.45pm Reception & Year 1|
|Hoole All Saints, All Saints Church, Vicarage Road, Hoole, Chester, CH2 3HZ||Friday||1.15pm Nursery (for children turning 3 before 31st August – classes run from January to July only for this age group) / 1.50pm Pre-school (for children turning 4 before 31st August) / 3.40pm Reception / 4.40pm Year 1 & 2 / 5.40pm Year 3+|
|Cheshire County Sports Club, Plas Newton Lane, Upton, CH2 1PR||Saturday||9.15am Pre-school (for children turning 3 or 4 before 31st August) & Reception/ 10.15am Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 / 11.15am Year 3 +|
Meet the team
Born: Rainham, Kent
Started at A-Star: April 2015
Gary manages and delivers classes at Waverton, Broughton, Hope Farm (Thursdays) and manages Tarporley and Hope Farm (Saturdays) classes. Plus weekly sessions at Best Friends Day Nursery, Newton Park Preschool and Mickle Trafford Preschool. Gary also manages the A-Star Sports holiday club held at Cheshire County Sports Club.
Proudest moment: Delivering my daughter on our living room floor after she decided there was no time to get to the hospital or wait for the ambulance. Very scary but amazing experience.
Favourite sport: Rugby
Favourite sport to coach: Rugby and Dodgeball
Favourite A-Star Sports game: Pirates and Cannons
Memorable personal sporting moment: Playing alongside my Dad and Brother for Sittingbourne Rugby Club
Memorable famous sporting moment: Jonny Wilkinson’s winning drop goal in the Rugby World Cup final in 2003. Unbelievable player! Closely followed by 2nd Test of 2005 Ashes Cricket. England winning a nail-biter by 2 runs and the sportsmanship between Andrew Flintoff and Brett Lee.
If you didn’t work at A-Star Sports, what would you like to do: Post man, lots of fresh air and plenty of exercise.
Best thing about working at A-Star Sports: Watching children enjoy sport and develop their skills and confidence while having lots of fun.
If you were an animal, what would you be: A Wolf
What was your favourite toy as a child: Thomas the Tank Engine
Favourite film: Rocky
Guilty pleasure song: So many to choose from! You’ve lost that loving feeling – Righteous Brothers
Started at A-Star: December 2008
Mark is the longest serving member of our team. He manages and delivers classes at Upton (Mondays & Wednesdays), Thornton Hough, Sychdyn, Hoole and manages Upton (Fridays). Plus sessions at Headstart Nursery, Headstart on the Hill Nursery and Bunnies Day Nursery.
Proudest moment: Becoming a Dad
Favourite sport: Golf
Favourite sport to coach: Basketball
Favourite A-Star Sports game: Toilet Tag
Memorable personal sporting moment: Holing a 25ft putt on the 2nd playoff hole in my college match play final to win a spot at tour finals in Portugal.
Memorable famous sporting moment: Manchester United winning the treble in 1999 and the miracle of Medinah when Europe produced one of the greatest sporting comebacks to win the Ryder cup. Both on par with each other.
If you didn’t work at A-Star Sports, what would you like to do: To play golf on the tour
Best thing about working at A-Star Sports: That every day brings different challenges, no day is the same. Also seeing the progression of the children over the years of coaching them.
If you were an animal, what would you be: A Jaguar, my favourite animal.
What was your favourite toy as a child: Not a toy as such but what I played on the most was my bike. I was never off it, BMX and mountain biking, living on the mountain it was the perfect place for building jumps and making tracks.
Favourite film: Toy Story 1, 2, 3. No explanation needed
Guilty pleasure song: “Do you hear the people sing” from Les Miserables. Or anything from the Les Mis soundtrack. It was the only cd I had in my car so I know the majority of lyrics to the songs. One week a child in one of my reception classes came in singing the songs, We had a little duet in the drinks break.
Started at A-Star: February 2014
When not playing Golf, Alastair delivers classes at Tarporley, Upton (Fridays) and Hope Farm (Saturdays). Plus sessions at Cilcain Primary School, Overton Primary School and Sunray Day Care Nursery.
Favourite sport: Golf
Favourite sport to coach: Tennis or Rugby
Favourite A-Star Sports game: Treasure Stealing game… The kids love it!
Memorable personal sporting moment: Shooting the course record at my golf club and winning the Inter-Counties with Flintshire in 2015
Memorable famous sporting moment: Tiger Woods chipping in at the 2005 Masters… gives me goosebumps every time I watch
If you didn’t work at A-Star Sports, what would you like to do: An RAF fast-jet pilot
Best thing about working at A-Star Sports: Seeing children that are initially very shy come out of their shells and gain confidence with every week!
If you were an animal, what would you be: A T-Rex… Best animal that’s ever existed bar none!
What was your favourite toy as a child: Curly the snail. Tatty, battered and a bit smelly but didn’t go anywhere without him. Even did Camp America with me!
Favourite film: Adult, Shawshank Redemption- Child, Toy Story 1, 2 & 3!
Guilty pleasure song: Hall & Oates- You Make My Dreams. Such a happy, catchy tune!
Started at A-Star: April 2018
What do you do when not at A-Star: Teaching Assistant
Proudest moment: Passing university and getting a degree in Sport Coaching
Favourite sport: Hockey
Favourite A-Star Sports game: Chicken or Hero
Memorable personal sporting moment: Being chosen to play hockey for Wales youths
Memorable famous sporting moment: Jessica Ennis Hill winning a gold medal in Heptathlon event at London 2012 Olympics.
If you didn’t work at A-Star Sports, what would you like to do: Police woman so I could do everything I can to help other people.
Best thing about working at A-Star Sports: Being able to meet new members of staff and becoming friends with them and the children. Also having the opportunity to lead and coach groups of children in a variety of sports and seeing them having lots of fun.
If you were an animal, what would you be: A bird because I would like to see everything that’s going on.
What was your favourite toy as a child: La La teddy bear from teletubbies
Favourite film: Pretty Woman
Guilty pleasure song: Lots of 80s music but I love C’mon Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners
Started at A-Star: Summer 2015
What do you do when not at A-Star: Teaching Assistant at Golftyn Primary School, Connah’s Quay / also studying for my teaching degree now (a bit late, but hey ho!!!)
Proudest moment: Having my two children.
Favourite sport: Definitely rounders…know ALL the rules!!!!
Favourite A-Star Sports game: Rainbow
Memorable personal sporting moment: My rounders team at school winning the tournament
Memorable famous sporting moment: Bradley Wiggins winning the Tour de France
If you didn’t work at A-Star Sports, what would you like to do: I would be a show-jumper
Best thing about working at A-Star Sports: Having fun all day.
If you were an animal, what would you be: A lioness – not the one that catches the antelope, though!
What was your favourite toy as a child: April O’Neil figure from TMNT!!
Favourite film: Tombstone
Guilty pleasure song: New Radicals – You Only Get What You Give
Started at A-Star: August 2015
What do you do when not at A-Star: Training to be a teacher at the University of Chester
Proudest Moment: Being accepted into the University of Chester.
Favourite Sport: Mixed Martial Arts.
Favourite Sport to coach: Basketball.
Favourite A-Star sports game: Pirates and Cannons.
Memorable personal sporting moment: When my cross country team placed 5th in England.
Memorable sporting moment: Watching England win 2-0 against Sweden when I was at the airport.
If I wasn’t working at A-star sports what would I be doing: Trying to become a teacher
What is the best thing about working at A-Star sports: The fact that no two days are the same makes each day fun in a different way.
What animal would I be: A grizzly bear.
What is my favourite film: Cars 1.
Guilty pleasure song: Shakira – Can’t remember to forget you.
P.S – I am really bad at taking photos!
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