Shrewsbury School

Football

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Football at Shrewsbury takes place mainly during the Michaelmas Term when almost all boys in the School play the game. There are 19 different School teams who play matches against other schools. And there is an extensive House League programme for those who are not in the main school teams.

The 1st XI enters the Boodles Cup (and were National Finalists in 2017) and the English Schools Trophy. Shrewsbury won the Boodles Cup in 2000 and 2010 and has also won the Midlands Independent Schools League and the Shropshire Schools Cup on several occasions.

On the 100-acre site there are nine full-size grass pitches and an artificial Astroturf surface. Our 'Top Common' has full irrigation, which allows us to have first-class playing and training surfaces all year round. Pre-season training takes place in August for the 1st XI and Under 15 Squads.

 Shrewsbury's footballing history dates back to the origins of the sport. The oldest copy of the Laws of the Game in the world currently resides in the School's Moser Library, Salopians having played a prominent part in the meetings held to codify the game in the mid-19th century. To view a copy of the original Laws of Football, please click here.


Many of the early Salopian footballers often reached full international status, in the days before the game became professional. The Old Salopians have won the Arthur Dunn Cup on many occasions, including the first, fiftieth and centenary finals.

Forthcoming Football fixtures for the current term

Wednesday 22 November 2017

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    14:00
    Football: 1st XI v Sandwell Academy (ESFA Round 3) (Dep. KH 12.15pm)
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    14:15
    Football: 2nd & 4th XI v Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Blackburn (depart Alington Hall, 11.15am)
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    14:15
    Football: 3rd & U14D XI v Ruthin School (dep. KH 12.15pm)
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    15:15
    Football: U16B, U15B & U14B XI v Meole Brace
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    15:15
    Football: U15A XI v The Priory School Shrewsbury
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    15:15
    Football: U16A, U15A & U14A XI v The Priory School Shrewsbury

Friday 24 November 2017

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    All day
    Girls' Hockey:U18 Midlands Finals, Rugby School (dep. KH 8am)
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    14:00
    Football: First House, Second House and U15 House Prelims
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    14:30
    Football: U14A XI v Idsall (ESFA Round 4) (dep. KH 1.30pm)
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    14:30
    Football: U14B XI v Sandbach (ESFA Round 3) (dep. AH 12.20pm)

Saturday 25 November 2017

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    14:00
    Football: First House, Second House and U15 House Quarter Finals

Sunday 26 November 2017

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    All day
    Football: ISFA U18/U17/U16 North v South Final

Tuesday 28 November 2017

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    14:00
    Football: First House, Second House and U15 House Semi-Finals

Wednesday 29 November 2017

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    14:15
    Football: 2nd XI in SSCFA U19
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    14:15
    Football: 3rd & U15A XI v Wolverhampton Grammar School (depart Alington Hall, 12.30pm)
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    14:15
    Football: U16B, U15C & U14C XI v Holy Trinity Academy
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    14:15
    Football: 1st, U16A & U14A XI v Wolverhampton Grammar School
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    14:30
    Football: U14C XI v Yarlet School
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    14:30
    Football: U14D XI v Shrewsbury High School Prep

Saturday 2 December 2017

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    14:15
    Football: 1st, 4th, U16B, U15A, U15B, U15C, U14A & U14B XI v Repton School (depart Alington Hall, 12.20pm)
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    14:15
    Football: 2nd, 3rd, U16A & U14C XI v Repton School

Monday 4 December 2017

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    19:00
    Football Dinner

Tuesday 5 December 2017

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    14:00
    Football: House Football Reserve Session

Friday 8 December 2017

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    13:45
    Football: U15 House Finals
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    14:00
    Football: Second House Finals
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    14:15
    Football: First House Finals
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