Our keen P6 Netballers gave a lovely display of Netball against Albyn School on Tuesday after school with a fantastic number of pupils taking part. The girls are very excited for our summer Netball sessions and festivals to get started next term.
S1 House Netball took place after school on Thursday and the results were as follows:
Well done Sillerton!
It has been a very busy and successful term for Basketball and they’re not finished yet! On Thursday they gave another strong performance, with a close win over St Machar Academy. RGC had a double digit lead most of the second half but the hosts made a charge at the end to make it close. This result was the last of the League and places the team at the top of the table with 5 wins and no losses. The last game of the season is next Tuesday when they play Aberdeen Grammar School.
It was an early start on Wednesday for Girls and Boys Hockey as they set off for Edinburgh to play in the Caritas 7s Tournament. What a way to round off our girls’ competitive season! The team drew 3 of their games against Fettes College, Edinburgh Academy (who won the Scottish cup last week) and North Berwick. We narrowly lost 1-0 to Dundee in the last minute and 2-0 to George Watson’s. Miss Howie said it was a brilliant day of hockey and the girls worked extremely hard as 7s is not easy!
On Saturday morning our S2 teams were in action in their North District Tournament. S2A ran out comfortable winners with wins over St Margaret’s, Aberdeen Grammar. Cults Academy and the RGC S2B team. They scored 11 goals in the process with Abbie C top scorer with 4 goals and achieving Player of the Match. Well done to Abbie and also Yasmina B who was POM for the B's.
Thanks to Boys 1st XI Captain, Olivier P (S6), who has given this report of his team’s performance at the Caritas 7s Tournament in Edinburgh:
‘Although we didn’t place as far in the tournament as last year the boys really enjoyed the opportunity today out in the balmy Edinburgh sunshine. It served as a great experience for the boys going forward towards Leavers this weekend and building team chemistry for next season. Equalising against Boroughmuir after a goal from Charlie H in the dying embers of the game was one of many standout moments alongside some goalkeeping heroics from Leo M. Congratulations to Charlie H for being voted Player of the Tournament. Very much deserved. Thank you to George Watson’s, Edinburgh Academy, Fettes and Boroughmuir for some terrific hockey games and best of luck in the future.’
There was a fantastic atmosphere around Countesswells on Saturday as we welcomed pupils past and present to play in the Leavers Matches 2023. This is one of the highlights of the RGC Sporting Calendar and it didn’t disappoint!
First up was Netball where a big team meant we could do rolling subs in the hope to tire out the Uni girls! RGC managed to pull the game away in the second half of the match as the team got used to the outdoor conditions and gelled with the mixed team of S5&6. The game ended with a final score of 33-9 to RGC, such a great game and nice to see all of the ex-RGC players back home for the weekend!
Boys Hockey was next on the schedule with the Senior boys playing out an entertaining game vs the Leavers team, with the result ending up 4-3 to the Leavers. In a game with plenty of chances, both goalkeepers excelled in keeping the score low in the first half. The second half continued in the same fashion, with neither team taking full control. With as many players getting the chance to play, and an important club game that afternoon for some, the Leavers snatched the win in the final ten minutes, scoring two late goals to seal it. It was a great day for all and a delight to welcome back former players. Well done to everyone involved.
Thanks to Emily W, 1st XI Girls Hockey Captain for her final report of the season, for the Leavers Match:
‘The final hockey game of the season certainly did not disappoint, as the 1st XI girls walked away with a 3-0 win against the Leavers team. The team worked the ball up the pitch from our strong defence to the goal scorers Claire J and Hannah L, showcasing everything we have worked on this year including strong passes, communication and teamwork skills. I am so proud of all the girls for what they have achieved this season, not only with their physical skills but also the friendships formed and amazing times we have had. Hopefully the girls will continue this streak into next year.’
It was an exciting day for the Senior Football side, taking part in the inaugural Leavers Football fixture at Countesswells. The Leavers team, captained by Jamie Reith, consisted of a number of players who had managed to reach the semi finals of the SISFA cup last year, bolstered by a few Gordon's footballers from two years previous. It was a tightly contested game in the first half, with both teams going close with early efforts on goal. The current senior side, captained by Sam W, managed to grab themselves a couple of goals in the later stages of the first half as they began to take control of the game. The Leavers side, keen to regain a footing in the game, started the second half with renewed vigour; however, it was clear that fitness levels for a few were not as they had been. RGC took advantage of a faltering Leavers team, grabbing four more goals to finish off the tie, including a sensational left footed effort from Nick Clark (evidence of which can be found on Twitter @rgcsport). Final score 6-0 to RGC. It was a great way to finish off the football season; thank you to all those who took part in what will hopefully remain a valued Gordon's tradition for years to come.
The final match of the day was Rugby with the teams being piped out onto the field by Archie L, S5, in front of a full to capacity Grandstand. Thanks to 1st XV Captain, Alfie G for this report:
‘The Leavers rugby game was a great experience for everyone involved. We saw a brilliant display of grit and determination from all of the 1st XV players to claw back and win the game 24-21. We were on the back foot at the end of the first half after a lot of close quarters defensive phases where all of the boys did a really good job at holding out an aggressive Leavers team. Following a good team talk at half time and some newly gained clarity, we understood what we had to do. The 1st XV entered the 2nd half fired up and ready to play. By forcing mistakes out of the Leavers XV and keeping our own composure in order to execute with abrasive carries and line breaks, we were able to start stacking up the points. A very close and exciting game. A very big thank you from all of the senior rugby players to everyone who came out and supported the 1st team and the Oddballs donation. Also, a huge thank you to Mr Greenwood and Mr Hardie for a brilliant season and their dedication to our development, making every training session enjoyable at the College.’
Team of the Week
Our final Team of the Week for this term, before the Easter break is the Senior Basketball Team. Last week they followed up an impressive Scottish Cup run, with another victory in the Aberdeen Schools League with a 55-50 win over St Machar Academy, to remain undefeated going into their final game on Tuesday.
Sporting Achievements from Out With School
Congratulations Manu S (S4) who is training with the U17 Cricket Scotland Squad.
Summer Sports Camps
Gordonian Pelicans will be running their Summer Rugby Camp at Countesswells from 7th - 11th August. This is open to all girls and boys starting preschool through to S2 in August from any club/school. Please visit www.gordonianpelicans.co.uk for more information.
Further information about summer camps from Gordonians Hockey Club and Gordonians Cricket Club will follow in due course.