Shrewsbury School

Basketball

Shrewsbury School has a thriving community of basketball players who train three times a week and normally play one match per week against local schools in both knockout cup and league competitions.  Training takes place on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and is available to boys and girls in all year groups.  There is a strong core of overseas students who perform very well in basketball and have often acquired the skills at their previous schools in clubs and schools .  The players work with two committed external coaches, Geoff Parry and Josh Crutchley, who are hugely experienced as players, coaches and officials, under the guidance of Mr Hughes, Housemaster of Ridgemount, who also arranges the fixtures. 

There are U19 boys' and girls' teams and an U16 team who play in the county league and knockout and also the English Schools’ Basketball League where we play five other schools in the West Midlands area, with the aim of progressing onto national rounds. 

Along with the training sessions there are opportunities for pupils to go and watch the Shropshire Warriors play in Telford and the coach also organises a Sunday training camp once per term, which is always popular as it gives pupils a chance to really work at their skills in an intense period of time.

Talented players are encouraged to take trials for the county and attend training sessions and matches.

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