Football – the beautiful game and at RGS we try and make it one.
The RGS football philosophy has always put an emphasis on playing the game in what we consider the right way. At all age groups we prioritise passing, movement and ball skills in all areas of the field, allied to high levels of fitness. We emphasise different styles of team play from intricate passing to strong defence-rapid counter attack styles. We link these to expectations of behaviour of the highest standards both on and off the field.
Several RGS players represent England Independent Schools and some have won soccer scholarships to American universities and we have produced players who have signed professional contracts.
Football at RGS is played in the Lent Term by every age group. Each team practises twice per week and we aim to provide at least one competitive fixture per team per week. We have the luxury of 7 well-drained grass pitches plus access to an AstroTurf training facility. The Senior Squad regularly holds pre-season training camps and these have occurred at the F.A. Headquarters at St. George’s Park, the National Sports Centre, Lilleshall and The Lievin Centre de Formation in Northern France in recent years.
For the past two years RGS Football has been supported by SME Solicitors, a local company which not only provides high quality legal services but also loves its football. We are very grateful to the team there for their support.