Guy Shuttleworth (OB) – RIP

We are very sorry to report that OB Guy Shuttleworth passed away on 21st January 2021, aged 94 years.

Guy attended QEGS in the 1930s and early 1940s, before going on to King’s College, Cambridge.  He was a very popular pupil at QEGS, both sporty and academic.  He excelled at both cricket and football, playing cricket for Lancashire and winning a Blue in both cricket and football at Cambridge.  He was also the star player for the legendary Corinthian Casuals, one of the best teams in the Isthmian league.

In 1949 his football skills were rewarded with an International Cap for England.  It seems his grandson, Ben Chilwell, a first team player for Chelsea and the England squad, may have inherited his football genes. Having gained an MA in Mathematics Guy chose a career in teaching.  He met his wife Tanya whilst a schoolmaster at Mill Hill in London and then moved to St Peter’s School, York where he had a very successful career as a form master, housemaster, Head of Department and eventually Headmaster.

Guy also made his mark in the sport of Rugby whilst at St Peter’s.  One of his ex-students, in an interview with the Guardian, reported that during a practice session Guy demonstrated how to use football style kicking when taking place kicks at rugby.  In those days all rugby kicks were taken with a direct approach with the slanting ball kicked with the point of the toe.  Guy showed how approaching from an angle and using the instep gave greater accuracy and distance.  This style and approach of kicking is now used by many rugby players.

Upon retirement St Peter’s introduced an annual award, the Guy Shuttleworth Cup, for attitude and effort in sport. After St Peter’s Guy and his wife enjoyed a very happy retirement in Eastbourne.

Guy leaves his wife Tanya, children Neil and Sally, grandchildren Tom, Amanda, Lucy, Ben and Alex and many friends.