We are passionate about sport. We are firm in our belief that sport is part of a balanced education and therefore encourage every Salopian to participate at the level which suits him or her.
Shrewsbury is a leading school in many sports. Pupils compete internationally, particularly in rowing and cricket, and we are one of the strongest football schools in the country. Rugby is played to an increasingly high standard. Every pupil in the Third Form (Year 9) is also introduced to the historic and fast-moving sport of fives in which we excel. Our cross-country running club, traditionally known as The Hunt, is among the best in the country.
Girls train and compete locally and nationally in hockey, netball and tennis and are also able to access a whole host of other sports including rowing, fives, swimming, lacrosse, badminton, cricket, athletics, sub aqua and fencing.
But whatever their ability, we want all pupils to enjoy their sport and to be well coached. Many pupils will play in a school or house team, but to ensure that they all reach their potential, every pupil in the Third Form is taught weekly by the School's top coaches.
Inter-house sport thrives and gives each pupil a chance for his or her moment of glory. There is no greater joy for us than to see the boy or girl of modest talent score the winning goal - the look of pride on their face says it all. They will remember that moment for ever.
Please follow the links on the left to see further details of any sports that are of particular interest to you.
Our sports facilities are put to good use by other clubs and organisations when they are not needed for our own use. Please see our pages on Holiday Courses and Hiring our Sporting Facilities for further information.
We also offer Sporting Experience Taster Days to groups of pupils in Years 5 & 6 at our feeder schools. For further details, please see our brochure The Shrewsbury School Sporting Experience. To book a Taster Day, please contact Abby Irvine, Sports Administrator: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 01743 280697.
Sports events and fixtures
Below is a list of sports events and fixtures for the coming term. More information on individual fixtures is available on the Sports Calendar, including team selections (where you see this blue image ) and locations for away matches. (Note: Viewing the Calendar either by Week or by Day gives you more information at a glance than the default monthy view.)
If you wish to follow a specific team, please see the Sports & Teams Fixtures & Results page. This gives detailed fixture listings and results for each of our teams. It is also possible to download a team's fixture list onto your personal calendar on your PC or mobile device, which will then be synchronised with the master fixture list whenever your device is connected to the internet.