We are delighted to announce a number of recent representative selections from the Spring Term:
Tom B, Scotland Rugby U18 Training Squad
Upper 6th, Tom B has been selected for the Scottish Rugby Scotland U18 Rugby Training Squad!
We spoke to Tom at the end of the Autumn Term, just after he learned of his selection and he told us:
“I am very happy to have been selected for the Scotland U18 Training Squad. It has been a huge commitment to get to this stage but incredibly worthwhile and I see it as a milestone for my rugby future.
The skills I will learn in the training sessions will be invaluable to my development and it is a further step towards elite level sport. Fettes is great at encouraging participation and performance at all levels and my coaches Mr Harrison and Mr Bredin have been incredibly supportive, especially in helping me recover from a major injury. I missed several training sessions last year so winning a place on the squad is momentous for me as a player. I hope it will open many more doors for me and as I fully intend to continue my rugby career at university and beyond, this will give me a welcome opportunity.”
Duncan Harrison, Head of Boys Games and Tom’s coach:
“Tom’s commitment and determination has really paid off and he is thoroughly deserving of his place on the squad. Not only has he shown true resilience in bouncing back from major injury, but he continues to go above and beyond when encouraging younger players. He has made meaningful connections throughout all year groups, encouraging our juniors and offering advice and support.
He is not just committed to the 1st XV, I have often seen him talk to each member of a junior squad after their match and it is those skills in team support that will hold him in great stead in the future. We are delighted for Tom and look forward to seeing his future rugby career take flight.”
Congratulations Tom, we can’t wait to follow your journey! Read more about the news on Scottish Rugby’s website: https://www.scottishrugby.org/news/scotland-u18-training-squad-announced
Izzy U, Scottish Hockey U16s
5th Form, Izzy U has been selected for the Scotland U16 hockey training squad. Izzy has been a key member of the 1st XI squad this year and was selected for the Scotland squad after her performances in the Inter-district tournament and following a series of trials.
Matthew H, Scottish Hockey U18s
4th Form Matthew H has been selected for the Scotland U18 Hockey training squad. Matthew H has only just turned fifteen and is the youngest member of the Scotland U18 squad. He has been playing regularly for Grange men’s 1st XI in the Scottish premiership and is currently in his second season for the Fettes 1st XI squad. He was selected for the Scotland U18 training squad following outstanding performances in the Scottish Hockey Development series and the Inter-District Tournament.
Robbie SH & Henry H, Scotland Rugby Red Sqaud U16
5th Formers Robbie SH and Henry H have been selected for the Scotland U16 Rugby Red Squad. The boys will be involved in training days/camps throughout January, February and March culminating in the annual International Rugby Tournament in South Wales.
Logan M, Scottish Schools International Rifle Match
6th Form Logan M has been selected to represent Scotland at the Scottish Schools International Rifle Match. Logan's consistent high performance, both in practice and competitions have been superb!
Borui C, Scottish Senior School Table Tennis U14 Championship Winner
During half term Borui C competed in the Scottish Senior School Table Tennis Championships and won the U14 Championship, placing him No.1 in the U15 Scottish Table Tennis Association raking list!
Huge congratulations to Borui for all of his hard work and dedication! We spoke to Borui after his win:
“It is my pleasure to win the U14 Scottish Senior School Table Tennis Championship and qualify to compete in the Senior Schools International Championships in Wales this June.
I expect tremendous challenges in the upcoming tournament, and I will work hard to prepare physically and mentally. No matter what happens, I will also focus on each point and never give up during the games. This is an amazing opportunity for me to gain some valuable experience!”
Well done Borui!
Marissa M, Edinburgh U17 Relay Team
Marissa M competed in the Edinburgh U17 4 x 200m Relay Team. The team won the event and will go through to the Scottish Club Relay Finals in Glasgow.
Catherine has been invited to be part of the Eagles – East of Scotland Women’s cricket - team! Well done Catherine!
Abbey N has been appointed captain Gullane Girls Junior Golf Club!
Callum S competed in and won the U20 Scottish Indoor National Championships this term. He jumped a height of 1.98m, with 2nd and 3rd place both getting 1.93m. Quite rightly, Callum is immensely proud of this accomplishment and to be able to say that he is now a two time national champion!
Rosie D competed at the U17 Women’s Inter-Counties Cross Country Competition and won Gold as part of the Scotland East team.
Lily W has been selected to Dance for Scotland in the World Open Dance Competition in Rome in the Summer.
Rosie S has been selected to play for the U18 Eastern Knight’s Cricket Squad. Well done Rosie!
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