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Updates from the PE Department

27 February 2019 | Tagged: Badminton, Football, Hockey, Swimming, Tennis


Second Year swimmer Kirsty Wicklow (S2) won national Silver in the 13/14 Years Breaststroke event at the Scottish Schools' Swimming Championships on Saturday 26th January at Tollcross Pool.

Meanwhile, Jamie Ritchie (S2) narrowly missed out on medals with two 4th place finishes in the 13/14 Years 100m and 200m Breaststroke and there were national top 10 finishes for the following:

  • Eilidh Davidson (S5) - 6th in the 17-19 Years 100m Breaststroke and 9th in the 200m Breaststroke;
  • Fergus Currie (S2) - 8th in the 13/14 Years 200m Freestyle;
  • Kiera Davidson (S2) - 9th in the 13/14 Years 100m Breaststroke and and 10th in the 200m Breastroke.


Rachel Sugden (S6) won the Womens' Doubles event at the 9th Multi-Alarm Hungarian International U19 Junior Championships in early February, also reaching the quarter finals of the Womens' Singles and Mixed Doubles competitions. At the Yonex Scottish National Badminton Championships in Perth the week prior, Rachel reached the semi finals of both the Womens' Singles and Doubles competitions.

High School badminton players also won numerous Singles and Doubles medals at the Glasgow Schools' Badminton Championships, which took place at Bellahouston Academy School of Sport on Saturday 26th January. The following took home medals:


  • Kenny McClymont and Maxwell Wang (both S3) - U16 Boys' Doubles event


  • Jay McMillan and Sanaa Suvarna (both S6) - U19 Mixed Doubles
  • Bharath Mukunda-Das (S5) - U19 Boys' Singles
  • Maxwell Wang - U16 Boys' Singles


  • Emily Sillars (S6) and Lucy Sillars (S3) - U19 Girls' Doubles
  • Sanaa Suvarna - U19 Girls' Singles


Girls' 1st XI Captain Lucy Williamson (S6) represented the West District U18 team in early February as they finished as runners up in the Inter-District Indoor Tournament at Bell's Sports Centre in Perth.

Elsewhere, High School hockey sides have had huge success in the last fortnight, with a number of recent victories.



Cameron Crooks (S5) followed up a pre-Christmas appearance by featuring for Partick Thistle reserves in their Reserves League fixture with Celtic on Monday 28th January, at the age of just 16. Cameron has continued to make appearances for the team in the SPFL Reserves League throughout February.

Cameron's sister Mhairi Crooks (S5) played for Scotland in the SISFA U18s match against England on Sunday 3rd February in Edinburgh. Twin sister Georgia was also selected by missed out through injury.



Back in December, the Senior Boys' Team - Matthew Gibson-Smith, Mark Ward, Thomas Whitelaw (all S6) and Connor McGrath Williams (S5) - were victorious against a team from Bearsden Academy in the Scottish Schools' Team Championships. They advanced to the next round of the competition, where they will face Boroughmuir High School.

Matthew Gibson-Smith was also selected in February to represent the U18 Boys' team at the LTA County Cup. He will represent the team in London at the beginning of March.


The S2 Girls' Netball Team had a hugely successful December, defeating teams from Wick and Thurso High Schools and advancing to the third round of the silver section in the Scottish Netball Cup. They returned to action in January but couldn't quite make it to the last eight of the competition, losing out in a competitive match to Webster High School.

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