A team first ethos; developing individual players to the benefit of the team, is the main aim of Oswestry School Rugby.
The School endeavours to offer an environment that allows every player the opportunity to flourish and achieve their full potential, whilst continually contributing to the team. Everyone is welcome; regardless of ability or experience, all that is required is that a player try their hardest and buy-in to the team culture.
The School has boys teams from U9 right through to senior 1st XV, in addition to various girls and mixed gender teams. Teams play regular fixtures between September and March with an emphasis shift from full sided games to sevens towards the latter stages of the rugby season. The School competes in the National Schools Cup, Rosslyn Park Sevens, North of England Schools Sevens, Shropshire County Cup, as well as many other tournaments and competitions.
Oswestry School has a long and rich link with Oswestry Rugby Club, which continues to strengthen and grow. A significant number of pupils play in the many teams of the club’s thriving mini and juniors section on Sunday mornings; school players also play regularly for the senior 1st and 2nd XV teams respectively. Oswestry School pupils also take part regionally with a number of individuals representing Shropshire, North Midlands and Worcester Warriors Development Player Programme. Pupil Michael Mhute has International honours and represented Zimbabwe from U16 to U19. The School has a regularly Shropshire and Worcester Warriors DPP coach.
Player development and maximising potential is a key aim and philosophy here at Oswestry. A large emphasis is placed on performance analysis, often matches are recorded and shared with the teams. Whiteboard/video sessions are frequent and are key for individual and team feedback. With a significant investment in the school gym, strength and conditioning has not only become a fun and popular option for our pupils, but also an opportunity for our players to seek bespoke programming in efforts to become more accomplished athletes and players.