Sport

Moreton Hall has a strong tradition of success in sport, reflected in the outstanding results achieved by the teams every year. 

Forthcoming Sport Tours

  • Moreton First Years 5-6 compete in Netball and Cricket at the Jersey Games - Monday 2nd-Friday 6th April 2018  
  • Year 7 and 8 Prague Tour competing in Lacrosse and Hockey - Friday 23rd March 2018
  • Senior Tour Lower 5 - Upper 6 California, LA, San Diego and San Francisco - July 2019

Winter Sports

In the autumn and spring term both lacrosse and hockey are played as the two major sports. Girls have the opportunity to play both sports, with a full fixture list.

Lacrosse has been played at Moreton for nearly 100 years, competing successfully at national, regional and county level. The school has access to the best national coaches and training facilities as well as offering the provision of lacrosse coaching to local schools and clubs.  Fixtures in lacrosse are mainly played on Saturdays from U12 through to 1st Team level. In March the U15 A & B and the 1st and 2nd Teams compete in the National Schools Lacrosse Championships where all the top girls’ schools compete. The 1st and U15 Teams are regularly placed in the top 10 schools nationally.

Hockey is played to an equally high standard, with Moreton representing Shropshire annually at the Midland Regional Zone finals. Many girls from across the age groups are involved in the County hockey teams each year, with three girls in the U15 age group making it into the Midlands Tier 1 Training squads this year. Hockey is played from U12 through to 1st Team with specialist coaching at each level.  Fixtures are mainly played on Wednesdays and on the occasional Saturday.

In the spring term Netball is played within curriculum lessons and fixtures are put in place on Wednesday afternoons. Netball has grown in popularity as a sport at Moreton. Our Senior Teams compete each week in the Oswestry Netball League which is held at Moreton Hall.

Summer Sports

In the summer term Tennis and Cricket are the two major sports which students compete in. Specialist coaching is provided in both sports with a full fixture list. Private tennis coaching takes place all year. In addition, we also offer Athletics which has access to Queensway Athletics Stadium in Wrexham and compete up to regional level. 

Since the opening of our new indoor swimming pool, competitive and social swimming takes place all year round. With two local swimming clubs and Moreton’s own swimming school, students have the opportunity to train to a competitive level.

 

Cricket is in constant development at Moreton Hall. Indoor cricket nets have recently been installed and the appointment of a full time cricket coach has engaged the girls to take up this fast developing sport. 

Since the opening of our indoor swimming pool, competitive and social swimming takes place all year round. With two local swimming clubs and Moreton’s own swimming school, students have the opportunity to train to a competitive level.

All students are encouraged to take part in all the sports on offer with coaching sessions provided during lessons, on Wednesday afternoons and during the activity slots during the week.

Additional Sports

There is a great variety of additional sports on offer which include: Badminton, Basketball, Football, Aerobics, Pilates, Zumba, Volleyball, Cricket, Canoeing/Kayaking, Sailing, Fencing, Table Tennis, and Riding.

Moreton First

Moreton First provides an equally high standard of opportunities for their pupils, with sport timetabled four times a week. All pupils have the chance to experience the core sports during specialised games sessions and matches with a full schedule of fixtures against other Prep Schools.

Facilities

Facilities include: Floodlit all-weather pitch, 4 lacrosse pitches, football pitch, 6 netball courts, 12 tennis courts, sports hall (netball/volleyball/badminton/tennis/basketball), indoor swimming pool, 9 hole golf course, grass athletics track, fitness suite and dance studio.