phil hooton
Chess Coaching Wesley College
kids playing chess

About Us

About Us

Phil Hooton founder of "Chess for Schools" originally worked in the I.T industry however sought a more fulfilling career. In 2002 he turned his passion for chess and a love for teaching children into a new full time career.  Since then he has taught thousands of children how to play chess, elevating a number to compete in the Victorian state Championships.  He still has a great love for the game and a passion for teaching children its wonder.

Chess For Schools is now expanding across Melbourne and the Greater  Geelong Area. We would love your school & students to gain the benefits of our fantastic program.

Our Success Has Been Determined by

  • Longevity of our chess programs in schools.​
  • Coaches rapport with kids and passion for inspiring them.
  • Coaches ability to teach chess syllabus in a fun and meaningful way which gets results.
  • Long term personal relationships we've built with schools.
  • The passionate players that love the program and benefit from the challenges and social interaction.
  • Principals that see the advantages for children in their schools.

If your school would like benefit from our fantastic chess program, feel free to call us to organise a free chess clinic to get things  up and running.

Call us TODAY: Ph: 0423 144 682