Congratulations to the Under-18 rugby team who made it though to the semi final of the Scottish Plate this week. Although the boys lost 5:7, to Marr College from Troon, it was a great achievement to make it so far through the tournament.
In hockey, the first XI team also competed in the semi final of the Aspire Cup on Monday against Dunfermline and won 1:0. They are now through to the final at Glasgow green for the second consecutive year.
Well done to all concerned — players, staff and coaches.
The students who travelled to South Africa in the summer for the hockey and rugby tour worked tirelessly to fundraise and raise money for a small rural school called Farmerfield located in the Eastern Cape. Before they departed for the tour, they sent £2,500 which helped install electricity into the school for the first time since it was established. Every pupil also packed a TA bag full of books and goodies to take across to the school to give to each of their pupils as a gift when they visited.
That visit proved to be one of the most rewarding experiences of the trip.
At the Scottish National Age Group Championships Esther won a silver medal in the long jump with a PB of 4:45m and also bronze as a member of the 4x100m relay team.
At the Young Athletes League in Bedford she won a bronze in the high jump with a PB of 1.40m, a silver in the 75m sprint with a PB of 10:58s and a silver in the long jump contributing many points to her team. Edinburgh Athletics Club finished in second place overall, only 3.5 points behind the winners Southampton.
Congratulations to Joseph Nicholson in S1 who was part of the Spartans Reds 13s team which won the Scottish Cup. In a tightly fought match, Spartans beat Leith Athletic A Team 13s at Airdrie’s Excelsior Stadium. What a tremendous achievement!
Here’s some information about Trinity Academicals Rugby club written by David Barnes, a former pupil of the school.
TRINITY ACADEMICALS RFC has had an encouraging start to the 2015-2016 season, having won two of their first three matches, and with player numbers up on recent years, the club has high hopes of winning promotion into BT East League Division One at the end of the campaign.
The current 1st XV squad contains a strong contingent of proud Trinity Academy alumni, who either view the club as the final destination in their rugby career, or as an excellent stepping stone to one of the several senior clubs in the area with whom we have forged strong working relationships.
We are very keen to further strengthen our links with the school, which we recognise as playing a very important role in developing the next generation of rugby players in north Edinburgh, and welcome any suggestions and recommendations which may help us attract new supporters.
We pride ourselves on being an open, inclusive and family orientated club which caters to all ages. To that end, we promise a warm welcome to both new members and infrequent guests at our Bangholm base. If you manage to make it along on match day then please introduce yourself to our president, Ross Findlay who is sure to buy you a beer (or a coffee from our newly installed commercial coffee machine). The cosy member’s bar at Bangholm is open from an hour before kick-off, and pies are available at half-time.
Training is on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (starting at 7pm), while our fixture schedule can be found on the Scottish Rugby Website.
The new S1 football had a great morning at Tynecastle High School, who were very welcoming, encouraging and sporting to the team and Trinity Academy parents and carers. They subbed a rolling member of their team to allow us to play 7-a-side in our first fixture.
Well done to everyone concerned. If your child (girls and boys) is interested in joining the team please speak with Mr Edie, Sports Dept. Trinity Academy or contact Glenn Liddall, Parent Organiser – Trinity Academy S1 Football Team.