Shrewsbury School

Pre-season football tour to Spain

Friday 31 August 2018

Our U15 and 1st XI footballers enjoyed a very successful pre-season tour to Valencia during the last week of the holiday. 

Over the course of their seven days, the boys took part in a number of technical and tactical sessions and also played three games: two against local Spanish opposition and one against Bede’s, Hailsham.

Two wins against strong Bede’s opposition were the highlights of the tour: 3-0 for the U15s and 3-1 for the 1st XI. These should bode well for the season to come.

The group also experienced a stadium tour of the Mestalla, home to Valencia CF, and a La Liga game between Levante and Celta Vigo. 

Lots of hard work from boys and staff alike made the tour a resounding success, and even a nasty stomach bug did not detract from the positive steps taken.  Both squads have prepared well for the ISFA Investec and Boodles competitions which they are both involved in during the first three weeks of the season.

We wish them and all other school teams well this term.

Steve Wilderspin
Head of Football

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