Category Archives: sport

Sports Coaching Courses

East Renfrewshire Council will be holding its annual Coach Education Weekend from Friday 13th to Monday 16th April 2012 at Williamwood High School.  If you are 16 years of age or over, you can gain coaching qualifications in a range of sports including basketball, football, rugby, badminton, netball, hockey and tennis.  There will also be coaching workshops on safeguarding and protecting children and how to coach disabled people in sport.

Brochures and booking forms can be picked up from the PE department or for more information please speak to Mr Cook.

Scotland Lacrosse

Huge congratulations to Iain Dunlop, Johny Shaw, Josh Gray and ex-pupil Kevin Archer who have made the 2012 Scotland Junior Squad after 8 hours of lacrosse and 2 hours of fitness testing last weekend. These players will be competing in the British National Championships in Manchester come March.  Depending on performance and fitness these players may make the cut to play in the World Championships which will be held in Finland in the summer.

An honourable mention goes out to Matthew Hill who, as well as being selected for the Junior Squad fixtures above, has also been shortlisted for the Men’s Senior Squad who will be competing in the Senior European Championships in Amsterdam in July.

Football Forum

The football forum has now been moved from a Friday lunchtime to a Monday lunchtime. It will continue to take place in the PE classroom.

We are looking for new members, so if you want to come along on a Monday lunchtime and debate (argue) the latest incidents from the world of football – then everyone is welcome (even staff!!).

S3-6 boys – Lacrosse

We are looking for the next generation of Scotland players!  Currently Mearns Castle High School are the only secondary in Scotland who can offer you this opportunity and as a result many of the boys who started only last year are in the Scotland training squad.

Some of these boys will even be playing in the 2012 World Championships in Finland this summer.

The opportunity is there for you too… Training is on Wednesdays after school from 2.45 – 4.30 but we only have enough kit for a certain number of players so respond quickly – first come first served.  We begin on 25th January.

Watersports 2011

Could all pupils who took part in the Watersports trip in June please ensure you are available for the PREMIÈRE screening of “Watersports 2011”.  This will take place in the Theatre today and tomorrow at lunchtime.  The show will start at 12.30pm and finish at 1.00pm on both days.  Please ensure that you are seated for this time – don’t be late.  Copies of the DVD will be issued to you as the credits roll.