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Oldbury Wells school hosted the East Shropshire Schools Partnership Football Tournament this half term.

East Shropshire Schools Partnership Football Tournament  

Oldbury Wells school hosted the East Shropshire Schools Partnership Football Tournament this half term. There were 16 primary school teams and the games consisted of 7-a-side. The wonderful Oldbury Wells students were in charge of all the matches being played. They rotated within their groups of three so that they all were able to demonstrate their ability to ‘run the line’ and referee the games. We had leaders in Year 8 up to Year 10, and a mixture of boys and girls. Between them they refereed 38 matches of football. The games had be conducted to a high standard and Mrs Cowburn was pleased that the leaders did their best so that all games were officiated to the same standard. The leaders did a fabulous job. Well done to Millie Fellows, Lauren Hayward, Olivia Morris, Sam Wright, Charlie Anderson, Max Wright, Callum Baker Morris, Elliot Fellows, Freya Jones, Charlie Ward, Joseph Twigg and Marley Woodcock. 

Sports News W/C 2 March 2020

County Games

The Year 8 handball team travelled to the County Games recently and played some really competitive handball against other schools across the county. The boys put in a strong performance in the first game beating a well drilled team from north Shropshire. The games were then tightly contested with Oldbury placing 2nd in the county and scoring some impressive goals. Player of the tournament Max Parker. 

Girls Rugby County Games Qualifier

The girls Year 7/8 and 9/10 rugby teams took part in the county games qualifier on Monday and played some impressive rugby against Idsall School to win both competitions and the Year 9/10 team to progress to the county finals at Wrekin College. In the Year 7/8 competition the girls were having their first tastes of competitive rugby for many but put in a strong 2nd half performance to win 7 tries to 3. With Grace Harris being particularly impressive with some strong running and tackling. 

In the Year 9/0 competition the game was much closer in score line finished 9 tries to 8 in favour of Oldbury Wells. The girls played brilliantly coming together in the second half to support each other and make positive runs and tackles to overturn a 2 try deficit. The tackling and commitment from the girls was brilliant, showing in the tackling from Frances Callaghan and the running from Sophie Kinnersley and Ellie Warner. The girls now have the county final to look forward to in a couple of weeks. 

Boys year 8 rugby

The boys Year 8 rugby team had their first outing in the county cup this week and found Abraham Darby to be too strong an opposition to overcome. The boys played some very good rugby and put up a good fight against a well drilled Abraham Darby team. The boys made early in roads to come close to scoring within the first 5 minutes with strong running from Marley Woodcock and Flynn Summerby. The boys have their second county cup game to look forward to next week looking to bounce back from this defeat.

Sports News W/C 24 February 2020


The U15 netball team got off to an amazing start in the District Tournament on Tuesday night despite having only 6 players to start the first game. They dominated play and didn’t show at any point that they were at a disadvantage, winning the game comfortably 6-2. They then came up against tough competition in the form of a strong William Brookes team and unfortunately the missing player showed. They then played a really close game in the final match with the now full team of 7 players on court. It was really end-to-end and the girls battled well, just missing out on the win in the end. Well done to all those who took part.

Sports News W/C 10 February 2020


On Tuesday the Year 8 rugby team along with a couple of year 7s took part in the partnership school rugby competition at Bridgnorth Rugby Club. The boys played brilliantly, this time beating Bridgnorth Endowed School comfortably in a 6 tries to 0 win. The boys' teamwork and attitude in supporting each other proving to be the real difference. The boys were then presented with a different challenge against Idsall school playing with a player less, however still overcoming them and running out 4 tries to 0. Incredible defensive effort saw them repeal them from their own try line then run the length of the field to score on the opposite try line. Really positive work and the boys should look forward to some of the county cup games coming up ~ Mr Cowburn

Sports News W/C 3 February 2020


Last week the Year 9 rugby team played their first game of the season against a very strong and disciplined Adams Grammar team. The boys played with a lot of heart and continued to play some excellent rugby in the face of a stronger opposition. The boys really did the school proud even though they were on the end of a heavy defeat. However, against some of the other schools in the county they showed enough in this game to show they would put up a real challenge and should look forward to playing again. Well done boys, lets move on to the next game.