Shipley Soccer Teams' 10-Day Journey to the UK

This summer, the the Shipley Boys and Girls Soccer teams embarked on an incredible 10-day journey to the UK. Traveling across the country, they explored Manchester, London, Bolton, and Reading, taking part in various exciting activities.⁠

They had the privilege of participating in two top-tier training sessions with the Bolton Wanderers Academy and Reading Football Club, regardless of the sometimes tough UK weather.⁠ The teams played in three friendly matches against local teams, followed by shared laughter and lunches as they discussed life across the pond.⁠

A standout experience was visiting the Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City. The team received a warm welcome, enjoyed an unforgettable tour, stepped into the shoes of professional athletes, and even engaged in a mock press conference!⁠

At St George's Park National Football Centre, a world-class training facility for England's National football team, they had a taste of elite practice sessions.⁠

They got to experience the exhilaration of a Premier League match - Man City vs Burnley.⁠

Exploring the historic streets of London, they captured memories with the iconic Big Ben.⁠

And the team even embraced iambic pentameter, visiting the House of Shakespeare for a touch of literary charm.⁠

After an incredible visit, our soccer teams are now back home safe and eagerly gearing up for the Fall Season!


The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.