Rugby debut is praised
Airdrie Academy’s S1 rugby squad impressed at the 2002 festival Scrum-thing special was taking place at Airdrie Academy in 2002 as the school’s first-year rugby team made a fabulous first impression.
They tackled the competition at the Monklands rugby festival head-on with an impressive debut display.
The pupils, featured in this image from our edition of November 6, 2002, did themselves proud at the event – held at Rosehall High in Coatbridge – with the help of their hard-working coaches, Jennifer Miller and Paul Massey.
Fourth-year student Jennifer said afterwards that the lads had what it took to go for glory next time around.
She added:“Considering it was the first time the boys had played together, they did very well.”