Watson’s Most Successful School at Scottish Schools’ Head

Published on 7 March 2011 by Mrs Fiona MacFarlane Categories: Sports,  Senior School,  Extra-Curricular

Close up of rowersThe Scottish Schools' Head was held on Saturday 5 March at Auchinstarry. GWC organised the event and it was greatly supported by parents who ran the tea tent, provided safety cover and acted as marshalls.

The rowers produced some very good results, exceeding expectations and winning the Peter Grieve trophy for the most successful school. In total GWC had over 50 rowers compete on the day.

Our successes came from: the boys’ U18 four – Alex Frew, Ian Walker (both S5), Euan Marshall, Callum Stephen (both S6) and Louise Henderson (cox, (S5)) – which won that event and who were the fastest crew in the head winning the St Mungo Cup; the U14 boys (Peter Smith, James Stevenson, Laurence Bialy, Alisdair Watson and Struan Stewart (all S2)) who won the U14 quad event; and the U18 girls – Emily Colley (S6), Heather Dun (S5), Emma Rankin, Joanna Tink (both S4) and Ivan Bialy (cox, S1) – who won their event, and also the Bob Neill trophy for the fastest girls’ crew. This is only the second year this trophy has been presented and GWC has won it both times. Further successes were achieved by our U15 girls’ four – Molly Kerr, Fiona Aird, Eleanor Marlow, Ellie Brown (all S3) and Hamish Loening (cox, (S1)), and the U14 girls’ quad - Isla Ferguson, Sophie Ward, Caira Hutchison Reid (all S2), Rachael Malin (S1) and cox, Rebecca Moore (S2).

Later on the same day GWC competed in the Scottish Junior Head at the same venue. The boys’ U15 crew – Calum Macleod (S4) Jack Dryden, Hamish Duncan (both S3), Sam Hoskyns-Abrahall, and cox Cameron Marshall (both S2) – won the U15 boys’ four and the girls’ U14 quad – Ellie Brown, Sophie Ward, Isla Ferguson, Caira Hutchison Reid and Rebecca Moore – also won their event.

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