Scotland call-up

Three pupils have been selected to play for the Scotland hockey team at the UK School Games in Loughborough next month.

David Nairn and Alasdair Richmond, both S5, will join S6’s Mairi Fletcher at the tournament which will see teams from Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland battle it out on the hockey pitch from September 1-4.

They will play against Ulster and Welsh schools as well as district teams from England. The P.E. Department’s Mr Dunlop said: “Many of the competitors at Rio started here only a few years ago so let’s hope for further success from them and the rest of the team.”

During the summer David and his older brother James, who left Hutchie in June, represented Scotland Under 18s in the European Championship Trophy. James was elected Captain of the side and both boys played a crucial part in the team’s success. They reached the semi-finals and due to his consistent performances James was awarded the prestigious Player of the Tournament award.

Mairi and Katie Crawford, who left the school in June, competed in the girls’ competition which ran alongside the boys’ event. Both girls played extremely well with Mairi making some sensational saves to keep the opposition at bay!

A fantastic achievement!

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