Sport Update w/c 4th February 2019

Athletics

A team of 7 pupils qualified for the 2-day Scottish Schools Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. S6 pupil Carmen had an outstanding competition, where she achieved a new PB of 1.75m in the Over 16 Girls High Jump setting a new championship record and winning gold. She also won gold in the Over 16 Girls 60m Hurdles. S4 pupil Athol achieved a new PB in the Over 16 Boys Shot Putt taking the silver medal and extending his PB by over a metre. Angela K, Morven W, Francesca S, Daniel O and and Ross B also all put in a fantastic performance with many impressive results and new PBs.

 

Girls Hockey

This week got off to a great start with a win for the 1st XI in their Scottish Schools Plate match against Morrison’s Academy. It was good to get back to some hockey at Countesswells as the girls had not played together for a few weeks due to their exam leave. On Thursday there was further success, with the S3 team winning their Scottish Schools Bowl Quarter Final match against Galashiels Academy. The long journey south was worth it as the girls put in a great team performance where they were in control for the majority of the match. The opposition’s strong defence made this a very competitive fixture but the confidence of our girls grew on the pitch as the game went on and they were rewarded with the win.

 

Netball

On Wednesday our S1 netball team competed in the local area ASSNA tournament where they were up against some very strong schools from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. The girls performed to their best on the day, winning all their matches and being declared the tournament gold medal winners. Mrs Fraser was delighted with the result and said that all 10 girls played in at least 2 games each which shows the strength of the squad and the talent in this year group.

 

The senior 2nd VII netball team won a very competitive match against Glasgow Gaelic School on Thursday in the 4th round of Open Silver Scottish Cup Competition.

 

Basketball

RGC won this league match against St Machar Academy on Thursday evening. Stellar defence led by Tom C and Seth E set the tone in the first quarter and RGC's offense got clicking in the second quarter led by Tom C and Ross G. The second half was a real team effort as everyone got in on the action and made positive contributions.

 

Cross Country

Throughout the course of this week pupils from Primary 4 to S6 competed in the annual RGC Cross Country Championships during their Games time at Countesswells. The weather conditions last Monday meant that P5 and S3 will run their events the first week back after half term. The course pupils run is a real test of their endurance and it was fantastic to see the effort and determination displayed in all age groups. The first 6 runners from each year group will now go through to compete in the Albyn & RGC Schools Open Cross Country Championships at Balgownie Playing Fields on Friday 15th March.