Sport

 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. Our girls are well on the way to building their regional and national profile in hockey, netball, cricket, rowing and lacrosse.

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: airvine@shrewsbury.org.uk, 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.

Upcoming Sports Events

Monday 7 August 2017

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    Shrewsbury Rowing Course - Day Camp: 7th - 11th August - NOW FULLY BOOKED

    We are delighted to be running our very popular and successful rowing courses again in August 2017, offering 11-16-year-olds a chance to learn to row or develop their skills in inspirational surroundings.

    Feedback from last summer:

    “Thank you for arranging such an amazing week. Mungo tells me it was the best week of his life!”

    “Katie had an amazing time and hasn't stopped talking since she arrived home!  From my side the organisation was seamless and I especially enjoyed the daily Dropbox photos.”

    “Thomas has absolutely loved his time with you… and has gained so much confidence during the course. He's made some lovely friends, enjoyed the boarding and the fun and games. The week has been one of the highlights of his summer.”


    Dates and fees for 2017

    Day Camp:  7th - 11th August 2017  -  £370 


    Residential Course: 13th - 19th August 2017  -   £630 (fully inclusive) - Please note that this course is now fully booked

    Both courses are open to boys and girls aged 11 to 16 years; no experience necessary.

    To apply for a place, please download an application form: Shrewsbury Rowing Courses 2017 Application Form

    Further information is included in the Shrewsbury Rowing Courses Newsletter

    Twitter: @UKRowingCourses

    For more details, please email ShrewsburyRowingCourses@gmail.com

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    Summer holiday course for children: Andrew Flintoff Cricket Academy - 7th to 11th August


    Please click on the image above to download a brochure.

    Non-residential five-day cricket coaching courses for boys and girls aged 5-7 (Junior Academy) and 8-16 (Senior Academy).  The fun, innovative and age-appropriate coaching is based on the fundamentals that made Freddie Flintoff the great player he is; all coaches are ECB qualified and DBS checked. 

    During the week, an England cricket star visits the Academy here to pass on coaching tips.

    The courses run from 9.30am-4.30pm, but it is possible for children to be dropped off (and entertained) at 8.30am, and picked up at 5.30pm (daily rate £6).

    Price: £185 (sibling discounts available).

    For more information and to book places, visit http://www.activatecamps.co.uk/venues/shrewsbury-school/ or phone 01785 711572.

    **Early Bird savings available! Please enter the code SHREEB17 when booking.

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    Five-day Lifeguard Course: 7th - 11th August 2017 (Gemini Pool)

    Shrewsbury School, in conjunction with The Royal Life Saving Society, are able to offer a five-day intensive Lifeguard course including an assessment day, following the latest (8th Edition) National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.

    Please note that applicants are required to:

    • be aged 16 or over
    • swim 50 metres in 1 minute or less
    • swim 100 metres continuously on their front and then their back
    • tread water in deep water for 30 seconds
    • surface dive to the deepest part of the pool (2 metres)
    • climb out of the pool unaided, without using steps or ladder.

    Venue
    Gemini Pool, Shrewsbury School, SY3 7BA

    Course dates and times
    Monday 7th - Friday 11th August, 9.00am to 5.00pm (Assessments take place on the morning of Saturday 12th August.)

    Price
    £240 per adult or £200 for under-18s

    Booking
    Please complete the Registration Form and return to Shrewsbury School Sports Facilities Department via sport@shrewsbury.org.uk or 01743 280625.

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Sunday 13 August 2017

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    Shrewsbury Rowing Course - Residential Week: 13th - 19th August - FULLY BOOKED

    This course is now fully booked.

    If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email ShrewsburyRowingCourses@gmail.com.

    We are delighted to be running our very popular and successful rowing courses again in August 2017, offering 11-16-year-olds a chance to learn to row or develop their skills in inspirational surroundings.

    Feedback from parents:

    “Thank you for arranging such an amazing week. Mungo tells me it was the best week of his life!”

    “Katie had an amazing time and hasn't stopped talking since she arrived home!  From my side the organisation was seamless and I especially enjoyed the daily Dropbox photos.”

    “Thomas has absolutely loved his time with you… and has gained so much confidence during the course. He's made some lovely friends, enjoyed the boarding and the fun and games. The week has been one of the highlights of his summer.”


    Dates and fees for 2017

    Day Camp:  7th - 11th August 2017  -  £370 

    Residential Course: 13th - 19th August 2017  -   £630 (fully inclusive) - Please note that this course is now fully booked

    Both courses are open to boys and girls aged 11 to 16 years; no experience necessary.

    To apply for a place, please download an application form: Shrewsbury Rowing Courses 2017 Application Form

    Further information is included in the Shrewsbury Rowing Courses Newsletter

    Twitter: @UKRowingCourses

    For more details, please email ShrewsburyRowingCourses@gmail.com

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Tuesday 22 August 2017

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    Summer Cricket Workshops at Shrewsbury School

    This summer, Shrewsbury School will be running a variety of cricket courses, which will be based in the School's purpose-built indoor Cricket School in addition to using the School’s wonderful pitches and facilities. Each day will be programmed by Adam Shantry, Cricket Professional at Shrewsbury School, and delivered by a team of ECB qualified coaches.

    Dates and Prices
    Monday 17th - Friday 21st July:  5-day Cricket Course - £160

    Tuesday 22nd August:   Batting Workshop - £32
    Wednesday 23rd August:   Bowling Workshop - £32

    Time: 10am - 4pm

    Head Coach: Adam Shantry
    Adam Shantry is the Cricket Professional at Shrewsbury School. He has first-hand experience of the pathway from junior cricket to the first class game, having played for Shropshire from U13 to U17 level and then gone on to represent Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Glamorgan CCC. Now retired from the professional game, he enjoys passing on his knowledge of cricket to the next generation and is undertaking his ECB Level 4 coaching qualification. In addition to his role at Shrewsbury School, he also coaches for Glamorgan CCC.

    Age: 7 - 13-year-old boys and girls

    Booking
    Places on this course may be booked online via the Holiday Course Booking Form page.

    Alternatively, please click here to download a Registration Form, which can be returned to us either via email to sport@shrewsbury.org.uk or via post to Sports Facilities Department, Shrewsbury School, The Schools, Shrewsbury, SY3 7BA. Please note, we ask that all bookings and payments are made two weeks prior to the start date for your desired course.

    Clothing & Equipment: In light of the British weather, indoor and outdoor trainers are recommended. Cricket whites are desirable but not essential, personal bats and pads may be used. Players must provide a packed lunch.

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