The School’s rugby and hockey teams enjoyed phenomenal success at two prestigious tournaments last week.
The rugby boys were the first to bring back the silverware to Beaton Road winning both the Plate and the Bowl in the Scottish Schools Rugby competition at Murrayfield on Wednesday night.
On Thursday the girls made sure they added to the trophy haul with an impressive win over Jordanhill to win the BP West District Cup.
The rugby and hockey players have trained extremely hard all season and their commitment culminated in a spectacular week of sport which was well supported by pupils, parents and former pupils.
Indeed, 150 supporters travelled from the school to Murrayfield to cheer on Team Hutchie and many former pupils and parents also made their way to the national stadium hoping to see a win. They saw two!
The U18s securing a 23-18 win over High School of Glasgow. James Plumridge, who won man of the match, scored twice and David Brown and Alastair McFarlane both scored one try. Team captain George Baird kicked one penalty.
The U16s came back from being 19-0 down against Lomond/Helensburgh at half time to win 31-26. Some encouraging words at half-time clearly motivated the team!
The 1st X1 girls produced some excellent hockey at the BP West District Cup at the Glasgow Green Hockey Centre. Three team goals in the first half secured the victory. The girls finished first in their section after competing against Craigholme (winning 1-0), Jordanhill (drawing 0-0) and Kelvinside (winning 3-1)
They then met The Glasgow Academy in the semi-final which they won 5-2 after running penalties before facing Jordanhill in the final. The team and the Hutchie supporters who had come along to cheer on the girls were rewarded with a 3-1 win.
The girls were back in action on Saturday in the West Indoor Tournament. They finished strong winners of the section after defeating High School (3-1) in the opening match, followed by wins against The Glasgow Academy (2-0) and Lomond (5-0). The team narrowly won against Jordanhill in the semi-final before a very strong Craigholme team beat them in the final. The girls played well as a squad with great festive spirit.
Congratulations to all the rugby and hockey players who represented the school so well. Thanks also to the supporters who roared them on to victory from the sidelines.