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As the Spring Term begins, we are delighted to announce a number of recent representative selections:

  • 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

  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • 5th Formers Robbie Stewart-Howitt and Henry Hodgson 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.

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