Athletics

We were very excited to see the Albyn School Athletics Match back up and running this year and travelled to Milltimber with a group of S1-S3 pupils on Tuesday afternoon to compete. There were some great results for RGC with several placings in the top 3 of the various races. The girls team won their event with RGC as a whole coming 2nd overall. Miss Stephen said that she was so proud of the RGC athletes who competed and said, ‘They gave it their absolute all!’. For many it was their first ever athletics competition and in fact for some their first time ever representing RGC in an Sporting event. Well done to everyone who took part.

It was fantastic to welcome P6 pupils from Cults, Culter and Milltimber Primary Schools on Wednesday for an afternoon of Athletics at Countesswells. Well done to all the athletes giving everything a go and most of all having lots of fun!

On Saturday morning there was a great turnout from P5-7 followed by S1-S3 for a fun Athletics competition. The pupils were learning how to throw javelin and jump hurdles amongst other events. 

Tennis

The S3 girls Tennis team had a great afternoon on Tuesday against George Heriot’s School despite losing their match. There was some great tennis played by all 4 girls.

The S3 Boys Tennis team played very well away against Edinburgh Academy on Thursday , winning 10-2. They now face Merchiston in the quarter finals.

Golf

A team of very keen P4-P7 boys participated in the Paul Lawrie U12’s flag event on Tuesday. They were eagerly anticipating the event and after a good warmup the players filtered out in the late morning. Play was tricky for all competitors and gauging distance was not easy for everyone but overall the performances were good and it was nice to see players filled with enthusiasm irrespective of the scores.

Cricket

P5 enjoyed their first cricket match against Albyn School, on Wednesday afternoon. They were delighted to win, taking 3 wickets and scoring 143 runs to Albyn’s 119 runs. They were very happy with the result and can’t wait for their next match! Pairs cricket was a great format for them and overall it was a great experience.

On Saturday morning our P7 team travelled down to High School of Dundee where they secured two great wins, one team winning by over 100 Runs. Mr Stuart reported that the behaviour of the pupils and their sportsmanship was the best thing about the day. He said he saw real development and improvement in both batting and bowling along with excellent decision making in when to run. Still a bit of work to do with the fielding, but overall a great result. 

S1 had a very enjoyable and inclusive game against Dundee in lovely weather at Countesswells on Saturday. Our bowling needs a bit of work but we batted well and our fielding gets a bit better every game. RGC scored 56 runs to Dundee’s 78.

In the S2 game, timed innings saw Dundee field first and score 72 runs. An impressive start to our innings when batting saw the score chased down relatively quickly, finishing on 162 at the end of time.

Dundee batted first in the S3 match and scored 107 runs. Lottie R (S4) bowled well and Ollie W (S3) batted well, with RGC securing the victory with 2 overs remaining.

Team of the Week

Our TOTW are the S3 Boys Tennis Team who qualified for the quarter finals of the Lawn Tennis Association Competitions after winning against Edinburgh Academy on Thursday. 

Click here for a full breakdown of the week’s results.

Sporting Achievements Out With School

Congratulations to Angela M-K (S5) who won 3 gold medals this weekend at the East District Championships: Discus (35.12m), Shot Put (12.47m which is an Aberdeen Amateur Athletics Club (AAAC) age group record) and Hammer (48.51m, another AAAC age group record). Well done, Angela!

Congratulations to S2 pupil Isla G who recently won the Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire combined Highland Dancing Championships (12-15 age category). As a result Isla will now compete in the Oban Qualifier later in the year. Well done, Isla!