Hockey - Boys

Please scroll down to see the latest boys' hockey news and any forthcoming fixtures for the current term.

Although not officially a major sport for boys, hockey is currently growing in popularity at Shrewsbury.

In recent years, the fixture list has grown to include U15, U16 and 1st X1 matches against schools such as Wrekin, Ellesmere and Denstone College, and a highly competitive lower school inter-house competition takes place on the school’s astroturf in the Lent Term.

Emphasis is given in training to developing the skills that many have learnt at prep school, and many boys also play club hockey at Shrewsbury Hockey Club, with whom we have strong links.

Latest boys' hockey news

2017

Tuesday 24 January 2017

  • Boys' Hockey news update
    On Wednesday the boys’ hockey team played Rydal Penrhos. Following their victory against Wrekin Collge last week, Shrewsbury were in confident mood.

    Rydal have a good hockey pedigree, having reached the final of the Welsh schools' competition last year and fielding a couple of international players including a talented goalkeeper. So the match was never going to be a walk over.

    However, in another hard-fought encounter the boys prevailed with 1-0 victory, courtesy of a well-executed short corner routine in which George Chaplin (Ch) sent a powerful drag-flick past the despairing, aforementioned keeper.

    If the boys continue to show the same level of commitment and drive for the rest of the term, they will be formidable opposition.

Thursday 19 January 2017

  • Boys' Hockey
    The 1st XI and U15 XI both started their season well on Saturday 16th January, with wins against Wrekin College.

    In a committed and physical game, the 1st XI stood up well to everything Wrekin could throw at them and had more than enough quality to deliver a thoroughly deserved victory. The decisive moment came when George Chaplin (Ch) capitalised on a lack of concentration and made determined progress into the ‘D’, eventually laying the ball on for Jonah Greetham (SH) at the back post for a confident finish.

    Other notable performances came from Zak Nicholas (R) and James Draper (I) for resolute defensive play, backed up by an energetic midfield performance by Will Blanchard-Butter (SH) and Reuben Arkwright (O). Finally, a special mention to Felix Jebb (O), who impressed in goal having been called up at the last minute.

    The U15s similarly had a positive result (7-3), with four goals from Charlie Chauveau (S), two from Euan Cooper (SH) and one from Max Wilkie (O).