Cross Country Championships

In the week before half term we held a very successful run of Cross Country Championships from P4 to S6 and a Fun Run for P2 and P3. It was fantastic to see so many of the pupils running the course in their House colours and there were many House points up for grabs. Well done to all our pupils who completed the course and to the many staff members who joined them. We have some excellent running talent amongst both these groups. The top finishers will now be invited to compete in the RGC & Albyn Grampian Cross Country event to be held at Balgownie Playing Fields in March. 

Rugby

The S4 Rugby team enjoyed a friendly match versus Deeside/Garioch on Thursday 10th February under the floodlights in Banchory. This was a new experience for our boys which took a bit of adjusting as Deeside/Garioch came out strong with some excellent ball carrying and offloads. It was a huge effort by the boys as they had just completed their school Cross Country Championships hours earlier that day. They didn't hold back in that event and they really worked hard in this game also. It was a bitterly cold evening but both teams played some excellent rugby to produce an entertaining game. After Deeside/Garioch's strong start, RGC took control and scored some excellent tries through both defensive pressure leading to turnovers and attacking space at pace. RGC won the match but as it was a development friendly, no score was recorded. Both teams had a great evening as the game was played in good spirits and we left with the hope we can get another fixture before the end of the season.

Netball

Out 1st VII Netball girls put in a fantastic performance to win their Netball Scotland Cup match vs Albyn B. The match played in great spirit with some excellent Netball on display. Players of the match were Kate D and Freya Mc. 

Tennis

On Wednesday 9th February we hosted the Strathallan Girls Senior team in the first round of the National Schools Tennis Cup. The venue was Westburn Tennis Centre where we had the use of three indoor courts. The format for the game is a team of four plays one singles and one doubles match each. Strathallan are No. 2 seeds for the tournament, so the girls knew there would be some tough competition. In the first doubles match, S5 pupils Zoe L and Jennifer G really fought well to win some high quality exchanges. The Strathallan girls took any chances they had to win points and that resulted in a win for Strathallan. The singles matches proved to be a tough test for Niamh B (S5) and Sophie J (S3), who was making her debut in this match. Both Strathallan girls were heavy hitters of the ball and put the RGC girls under real pressure, especially on their second serve. The rest of the singles matches went Strathallan’s way but there were many long rallies with pinpoint accuracy needed for success. All the RGC girls were very upbeat at the end of the match and showed superb resilience when facing top class opponents. Even though this match was a victory for Strathallan, our girls learned a lot about the game and what is required to play at National level.

Athletics

We had a great two days at the Scottish Schools Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow in the middle of the week. Pupils had to have qualifying times to participate in this national event and all 3 RGC pupils put in a fantastic performance. Angela M-K (S5) came 4th in the over 16 girls shot put. Finlay R (S2) ran in a very competitive 800m, enjoying his first time competing in an indoor track and Kene (S5) had a very successful two days achieving great times in both the 60m and 200m. 

Team of the Week

Congratulations to our Athletics team of Angela, Kene and Finlay who won the award this week for their fantastic performances at the SSAA Indoor Championships. 

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