Our 1st XI hosted a team from Aberdeen University on Monday. This was a friendly match and we mixed the teams together for an enjoyable afternoon of cricket. On Wednesday and Thursday we welcomed P6 and P7 pupils from Hazlehead Primary to join us for a morning of cricket. It was a great way of encouraging participation in the community and the pupils had fun practising their skills.
The matches against Fettes College and Caledonia scheduled for Saturday were cancelled due to the weather.
The annual football skills competition for S1 pupils took place at Cults Academy on Wednesday. Harry A and Jake B represented Robert Gordon’s in the competition which tests keepy upies, shooting, close dribbling and passing. Well done to Harry A who finished in 3rd place overall.
On Saturday morning our S1 football team competed in the ASSFA 7-a-side tournament at Cults Academy. Unfortunately we didn't manage to qualify out of the group stages as the results went against us in a tightly contested group. The boys had a lot of fun and enjoyed the experience, despite the rain, and we will take a lot from that into next season.
A group of our Primary pupils travelled to Kirkcaldy High School on Saturday to take part in the annual Scottish Schools Athletics Cross Country Championships. Congratulations to P6 pupil Emma J who finished 1st in her race in a time of 6.35 mins. This helped the P6 girls team come 4th place overall. In the boys races, P6 pupil Finlay R achieved 3rd place in a time of 6.26 mins, after an impressive battle with another boy for the last 800m. Peter F (P6) finished 9th place overall with a time of 6.44 mins, again a fantastic achievement considering there were over 100 boys in the race. This is an excellent set of results at a national event and well done to everyone who participated and represented the College.
A group of 16 keen golfers from P4-S1 travelled to St Andrews on Friday to take part in the St Leonard’s Golf Event. It was a bit dreich on the way down but the weather soon changed for the better and our golfers were soon out on the course. Scorge reported that the boys and girls acquitted themselves very well indeed. As the years go by the standard is definitely improving and our pupils are smack bang in the middle. S1 pupil Jake B was nearest to winning a prize, unfortunately he had bunker trouble on the second last hole and missed out on 2nd place by a shot.
Well done to RGC Swim Team’s Fraser A (S6) and Sarah H (S1) on becoming Scottish National Age Group Champions: Fraser in the 50m and 200m Freestyle races and Sarah in the 50m and 100m Backstroke events. Fraser also won silver in the 100m Freestyle event. Another 6 RGC pupils qualified for this high profile event.
Furthermore, congratulations again to Fraser A (S6) for qualifying for the 50m, 100m and 200m Freestyle and 50m Butterfly events at the British Swimming Championships. Fraser secured 7th place in the final of the 50m Freestyle.
Team of the Week: All our Junior School P6 & P7 runners who took part in the Scottish Schools Athletics Cross Country Championships on Saturday. They demonstrated a great combination of participation and medal-winning performances.