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.
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!
Former Mearns Castle pupil Susan Egelstaff won one and lost one game in her Olympic debut at badminton.
Susan who is currently 38th in world rankings competed in Group H against Sayaka Sato of Japan and Maja Tvrdy of Slovenia. Susan beat Tvrdy 2-0 and lost to Sato 2-1.
Well done Susan!
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.
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!!!!
Our adopted Olympian, Lynne Beattie, has sent her next newsletter giving details about team announcements and distribution of Olympic kit.
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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
Social Subjects have been working on an Olympic Games project recently. Click here for more information and pictures
Our adopted Olympian – Lynne Beattie – has posted her latest newsletter. In this one Lynne tells us about getting back training with the rest of the GB team and how playing in Spain has improved her.
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Our adopted Olympian – former head girl Lynne Beattie has sent us another e-newsletter to keep us up to date with what is happening in the final preparations for the Olympic Games in July
Click here to read Lynne’s latest e-newsletter