A successful year at Trinity
Trinity High School has had a great year of sport.
As the current school year comes to an end today (Wednesday), head teacher Peter Bollen has contratulated all of the pupils who represented the school in various sporting events.
There were plenty of successes during the athletics season at the South Lanarkshire and the Scottish Schools Athletics competitions.
This year Trinity had medals in eight disciplines: Lewis Tracey S3, who also achieved a new PB of 2:04 for the 800m (gold); Christie Dalgliesh S1, 1200m (gold) ; Barry Donaghue S2, 100m (silver); Aidan Wright S1, 1200m (silver); Kiera Watson S3, 1500m (silver); Shilo Olatunji S3, 200m (bronze), shot putt (bronze); Lauren Mcewan S1, 6000m (silver) with a determined finish, well deserved place. Lewis Tracey, Zak Moynes, Dylan Hendry, Shilo Olatunji 4x100 (silver), S3 boys.
Lewis Tracey, Christie Dalgliesh, Lauren McEwan, Zak Moynes and Deaglan Moynes all represented Trinity at the Scottish Schools Athletics at Grangemouth Stadium earlier this month. All pupils competed well in what was a very high standard event this year and should be proud to be competing at this level.
Mr Bollen said: “Well done to the 40 pupils who participated in the Athletics events this year and made up Trinity’s athletics squad.”
Trinity basketball has gone from strength to strength this year. The club regularly sees numbers of 25 or more and next season Trinity will enter their first girl’s team into the Glasgow Schools League and the senior team reached the Glasgow Cup quarter-finals and finished a respectable third in their rugby.
The fledgling club has seen another year of commitment from a number of keen rugby players. This year the school has received £1800 funding from the Big Lottery Fund in order to buy kit and equipment for the team. The team have played friendly matches and are looking forward to having a closer link with local rugby club Cambuslang RFC, who two of Trinity’s players already represent.
In football, Trinity’s under-14s football squad had a lot to live up to after last year’s double trophy haul and the team started the season exactly as the previous had finished, with some classy football played and comfortable victories.
They unfortunately were caught out in a cup derby with local rivals Cathkin, who they dispatched easily the previous season, but could not replicate the result this year and so their defence of the Lanarkshire Cup ended without a fight.
The league competition and Scottish Shield trophy saw different fortunes, as no opponent could live with the team and their relentless nature of play in each game in the early rounds. A quarter-final draw away to Millburn in Inverness was as bad a draw as could be given, and with major players missing, they bowed out at the respectable latter stages of the competition, but with an air of regret at what might have been if a full strength Trinity had made the journey north.
The Lanarkshire League cup final was a footballing spectacle which was commended by all who watched the game, but sadly again, Trinity failed to defend their title for a second year. Despite being by far the stronger team, they could not finish off their opponents Chryston, who recovered twice from being behind in the game to win 5-4. Again, Trinity were left with regret rather than satisfaction as a trophyless season was confirmed.
The Trinity under-14s are a match for any school in Scotland, and are considered to be the best team in Lanarkshire despite this year’s disappointments.
The Trinity under-15s also had a successful season, navigating their way to the Lanarkshire Cup final against Duncanrig.
An enthralling match saw the teams remain level until late in the second half when Duncanrig scored the winner. An unfortunate outcome for another Trinity team but no doubt they will already be focussed on next season.
This year there have been a number of players receiving representative honours, most notably Brogan Hay, Declan McDonald and John Kelly who have played on the international stage: Brogan for Scotland under-17 ladies in the European Championship Qualifiers, Declan for Scotland under-14 in the Netherlands and John will represent South Lanarkshire in the International Children’s Games.
The S1-S3 pupils attending dance club have worked hard over the course of the year. They choreographed a routine which they performed at the South Lanarkshire schools dance competition. The girls also performed at the primary dance festival in Rutherglen Town Hall, performing routines for primary school pupils and parents.
The gymnastics club have worked extremely hard this year and have developed their skill level for both floor work and apparatus. The girls have met on a weekly basis where they have worked on individual and group routines. The club as a whole have also taken part in a workshop lead by Sky Sports where they worked on confidence building and developing life skills.
One of the gymnasts, Sophie Watson, also competed in the Spectrum Invitational where she delivered an outstanding performance with her partner and was awarded with second place in the grade four pairs.
Finally, the trampolining club have met on a weekly basis since August. The club has been very popular amongst pupils with over 50 young people attending every week over the course of the year. Pupils have worked hard to improve their skill level and confidence on the trampoline.
Air we go The gymnastics club has been a success at Trinity High this year