Dublane and Royal High squash teams top their pools

The Royal High 1  team, left to right, James Riches, Scott Palmer and David Riches.

The Royal High 1 team, left to right, James Riches, Scott Palmer and David Riches.

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Royal High 1 and Dunblane High School were pool winners at the East Region Secondary Schools Championship staged at Colinton Castle. As a result, both schools qualify for the National Schools Competition later in the year.

In the first-ever East Region Primary Schools’ Championship, Kinnaird Primary came out on top.

“The Primary East Region event, for boys and girls, was used as a pilot event,” explained regional development officer, Chris Cox. “We have introduced racketball to primary schools. It’s very easy. They get balls and rackets and use their own masking tape. The next step is to follow up and really extend the sport in primaries by getting them to form links between schools and clubs and leisure centres.

“Squash is an easy sport to practise. You just need a wall and we want to get the pupils to be more active.”

Results:

Secondary, Final Standings: Pool A – 1. Royal High School 1; 2. George Watson’s College1; 3. Edinburgh Academy 1; 4= Dunblane High School 2; 4= Merchiston Castle School 2.

Pool B – 1. Dunblane High School; 2= Merchiston Castle School 1; 2= George Watson’s College 2; 4. Royal High School 2; 5. Drummond Community High School 1.

Primary, Final Standings: 1. Kinnaird Primary 1; 2= Royal High Primary 1; 2= Edinburgh Academy 1; 4. Royal High Primary 2; 5. Musselburgh Primary 1

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