Category Archives: Olympic Games

Team GB

Susan Eglestaff, former pupil of MCHS and member of team GB is coming in to meet with a group of S2 pupils period 1 and 2 on Monday 25th March.

The pupils are involved in the Champions in Schools programme where Susan draws on her experiences to help develop the pupils’ self motivation and confidence.

Lynne Reflects on Olympic Experience

Despite only winning one game in Pool A Lynne Beattie is upbeat about the whole Olympic experience for the GB ladies team.

“We competed at times but it wasn’t enough,” said Lynn.

“The main thing we can take is competing against the best teams in the world, that’s an experience in itself.”

The GB captain added: “The next step is taking sets and wins against these teams.”

Well done Lynne!

Lynne Leads GB To Olympic Victory!

Lynne Beattie led her GB Woman’s team to an historic Olympic victory over African champions Algeria last night at Earls Court

Lynne said “”I feel absolutely amazing. To get a win at the Olympic games, from where this team has come from – we can be very proud of the result. Algeria came out fighting, but we showed a lot of character and resilience to come back and to win a fifth set at the Olympics is fantastic.”

The next game for the GB woman’s team is Wednesday 1st August.

Lynne Plays Well Despite Defeat

Our adopted olympian Lynne Beattie, captain of the GB Woman’s Volleyball team, had an outstanding game in her first Olympic Games match against Russia on Saturday at Earls Court.

Women’s head volleyball coach Audrey Cooper said: “I thought our captain, Lynne Beattie, had a really super game today, especially in the first set. She was attacking every inch of the net and played very controlled.”

GB women play Algeria tonight (10:00pm).  Good Luck Lynne!!!!

Olympics – Update On Our Adopted Olympian

We have just received the latest ‘Supporters Newsletter’ from the British Volleyball Association which we hope you will find interesting.

This newsletter confirms the pools for both the Men’s and Women’s volleyball competition at the 2012 Olympic Games, gives a brief summary on the GB Wiomen’s successful tour in Finland, along with a guide to volleyball

Click here to go to the newsletter or here to go to the Adopt an Olympian page