Madras PE


Sports News 2016-2017



  • Madras College Sports Day - Thursday 22nd June

    Individual Champions 2017

    S1 Boys - Kyle Straith
    S1 Girls - Amaris Cuthbert
    S2 Boys - Scott Christie
    S2 Girls - Aiofe Dow
    S3 Boys - Alastair Dow
    S3 Girls - Nicole Reynolds (not pictured)
    Senior Boys - Struan Christie
    Senior Girls - Katrina Tough
    Adam Scott High Jump Cup Maurice Batiuluna

    Sports Cup House Winners - Blackfriars sports day champions

    Sports Day P7 Relay Winners 2017 - Lawhead Primary School
    sports day P7 relay winners
    Fife Schools Multi-Event Championship Wednesday 24th May 2017

    Sixteen enthusiastic and talented Madras College athletes travelled to Pitreavie Athletics stadium to compete in the Annual Fife Schools Multi-Event Championships (Pentathlon) With the Senior pupils immersed in Exams it was up to the Junior athletes to represent the school and compete amongst Fife's best and how well they did!

    The squad returned with 2 Golds, 1 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals and a whole raft of other strong performances and personal bests. In S1 Jack Shiveley secured the top spot with storming performances in the Hurdles and 800 metres helping him to Gold. Kyle Straith displayed a clean pair of heels in the 100m and an impressive Putt in the shot to give him Overall 3rd. All rounder, Luca Venditozzi brought home the Bronze in the S2 Boys competition and Nicole Reynolds, at her first athletics meet, won Silver in the S3 Girls. The final medal was once again Gold and this time it was to Dylan Ross of S3 who surprised himself after standing on the lowest podium spot only to find he was on the top step! A huge long jump over 5 meters 40cm and massive shot putt complimented his excellent track speed to produce one of the outstanding performances of the day.

    Well done to all the competitors and soon they and another 30 pupils will be back at the same venue for the Fife Track and Field Individual events. 5 medallists
    Scottish Schools Cross Country - Saturday 4th March 2017

    There may have been Yellow Weather Warning signs flashing on the way through to Livingston in the wind and rain but it was Green light for go for the 17 athletics from Madras College. On a most miserable day of cloud and mud all competitors acquitted themselves well in these tough conditions with an outstanding individual performance from S1 Anna Hedley taking first overall amongst 147 Group D Girl runners. Anna lead from the start and pushed on to finish 20 seconds ahead of her nearest rival to secure first place in Scotland! Her supporting team mates from S1 also ran tremendous races and when their individual places were totted up they had secured Bronze Medal position in the Team Competition, just two places away from Silver. A great performance from all the girls.

    Other notable performances came from Chloe Ritchie who was first girl home in the Group C Girls in 62nd position and Robert Sparks (Group B) who finished 11th despite a fall in the final lap. S1 Team with medals
    Scottish Indoor Championships - February 2017

    Congratulations to S1 athlete Anna Hedley who secured a Silver Medal at the recent Scottish Indoor athletics championships. Anna Hedley Medal winner
  • S2 Boys Football - March 14th 2017

    The S2 had to repeat the journey to Dunfermline 2 weeks later for a Fife League semi-final match against Woodmill where a strong wind spoiled any quality football and the visitors left with a 5-1 defeat which was scarcely deserved for the effort they put in.
    S2 Boys Football - March 2nd 2017

    In Dunfermline, the S2 boys battled in a really exciting fixture against Queen Anne High School for a place in the Fife Cup semi-final. Coach Mr Beaver brought his boys back from behind to finish the pulsating game at 5-5. A Penalty Shoot-Out would decide this in the cruellest of fashions and unfortunately the boys were beaten 4-3. All of the S2 Squad can hold their heads up proudly for their commitment and conduct throughout the season and the team can confidently build on this next year.
    Senior Boys Team - March 2nd 2017

    A Senior development team travelled to Beath High School on 2nd March and came away with a creditable 2-2 Draw in an open and exciting match. Coach (driver) Mr Munn came out of retirement to take the boys to Cowdenbeath but in a departure from his normal protocol, he eschewed the pull of the Golden Arches and got the boys home early.
    Girl's Football - February 24th 2017

    The Girls Football team took the long drive with Mr Beaver behind the wheel to Broxburn Academy to play in the Scottish Cup 3rd Round on Friday 24th February. The girls encountered a really impressive and well-drilled side who managed to score quite a few goals to none for the visitors.
    Girl's Football and S3 Boys Football - February 2017

    On Thursday 9th of February the Girl's football team played out an exciting 5-5 draw despite a late start with darkening conditions. Mr Beaver was delighted with the commitment and resilience of the team who went 3 down before staging a classic fight back. Honours even!

    The S3 boys were not so fortunate on the same night away to Woodmill, Dunfermline in the Fife Cup where they crashed out to a very well organised, efficient and faster side. The trip was not all in vein as volunteer driver Mr Wotherspoon, at Mr Munn's request, turned into the nearest establishment for a compensatory burger. Result!

    S1 Football

    The S1 football team, led by Mr Dagless, escaped an away tie to Stornoway to play the Nicolson Institute thanks to Perth High School beating them in the previous round. The short trip to Perth however was not so successful and the hosts beat Madras in quite a comprehensive manner. S1 Football Team
    S2 Football

    Mr Beaver's other football team, the S2 Boys, survived until the third round of the Scottish Cup with wins over Glenrothes and Carnoustie High Schools before being beaten in a home fixture against the talented football academy school St John's from Dundee. The team however are still in the Fife Cup and are competing strongly in the league. S2 Football Team
    S3 Football and U15 Football

    Mr Munn the only Mr Munn in Madras now that Munn senior has retired has been working hard with his group of S3s.

    Madras progressed into the third round of the Scottish Cup (U15 shield) with a hard fought 2-1 victory away to Arbroath High School. Madras have earned themselves a home tie against Blairgowrie High School in the next round; the tie is due to be played on the second last day of term. The U15 team are also still in the Fife Cup and are due to play Woodmill High School in the quarter-finals early in the New Year.

    Senior 1st X1

    The senior side have had a productive year so far, fulfilling a number of fixtures in the League, Fife Cup and Scottish Cup. After early exits in the Fife and Scottish to Balwearie and Beath, the boys have remained competitive in the league with the highlight being an excellent 4-2 victory over Glenrothes which epitomised the team's togetherness and resilience. With more games to come and a new set of strips, courtesy of Fife Autocentre, the second half of the season looks promising for Mr Anderson's side.

    Girls Football

    Mr Beaver continues to co-ordinate and motivate the girls' football group who have been injected with additional members from the new S1 cohort. The girls are playing regular fixtures against Fife schools and have progressed to the second round of the U14 Scottish Cup where they will play Aboyne Academy on 1st February, 2017. Another success was the Fife U14 Tournament where 10 teams played at Beath High School over the course of a day.Girls Football Team
    Madras School of Football

    With football growing in the school, Mr Anderson decided to bring all sides under one umbrella in the Madras School of Football. Thursday night sessions at the University of St Andrews have been a great success with pupils aged 11-17 years turning up in large numbers to develop their skills within a fun environment. More promisingly, Senior pupils have started taking their first steps into the sport and fitness industry whilst leading coaching sessions to the junior categories. Next year will be an exciting one with the School of Football continuing to grow and establishing links with several professional clubs to provide a better standard of coaching and further support our Seniors in their career development.

    Football Trips

    As pupils have continued to behave and participate in PE, Mr Anderson, Miss Band and Miss Dawson also decided it was time to reward these efforts with the 'madrasontour' around the Premier League. Two trips have taken place so far to take in games at Manchester United and Burnley. The first visit to Old Trafford was highly successful with pupils also completing the stadium tour and visiting the newly opened National Football Museum. Following on from this, a different set of pupils attended the Burnley vs Manchester City match and enjoyed front row seats to get some snaps of their heroes. This trip ended with a training session at Burnley's impressive academy centre where pupils were put through their paces and had fun with UEFA licensed coaches. With another trip to Old Trafford scheduled for February and a Continental Tour next academic session, more opportunities are open for our pupils to continue to enjoy being part of such a vibrant department where their behaviour and effort is recognised and rewarded.

  • S1 Hockey Festival - 10th March 2017

    Miss Dawson took her merry band of Hockey players on the short walk to St.Leonard's playing fields to participate in the Fife S1 Festival on Friday 10th March. Madras sent a Blue and a White team to compete against the 8 other teams in this 8-a-side celebration of sport. The Blue team were undefeated in their league scoring 13 goals without conceding whilst the Whites were washed in two matches but drew one. No final between the two groups but a fantastic day out for all the girls with great team spirit and conduct from them all. S1 Girls Hockey Team
    Hockey Roundup: August - December

    The 2016/17 Girls hockey season is well underway here at Madras College. Saturday morning matches again Dunfermline and St Leonards have taken place. We also hosted the S3 tournament and represented the school at senior and S2 tournaments. The girls have shown great commitment, with attendance at training consistently high. The senior girls started off the season with a comfortable win over Dunfermline. They continued their success by coming a very commendable 2nd place at the Fife Tournament. Despite their determination however they were unable to hold off St Leonards at our fixture in early November. The S1 girls' application and enthusiasm has been incredible. We were able to field two teams against Dunfermline, one team comfortably winning and the other unfortunately losing. They then went on to play their first eleven-a- side game against St Leonards and put up a great fight. However the experience of the St Leonards players shone through and they were triumphant. St Leonards continued their winning streak against Madras S2 and S3 teams. Despite this the S3s were able to secure a good win over Dunfermline. The S2 girls were lacking a few players so borrowed a few S1s to make up numbers and put up a good fight.

    To finish off the term the S1/2s had a fun Christmas themed tournament which saw more than 35 girls descend upon the Kilrymont AstroTurf in full festive cheer. Eve Malcolm of S1 won the coveted prize of best decorated stick and Shannon Hamilton of S1 won the overall best dressed.

    We are looking forward to resuming training and having more fixtures and the S1 Festival after the Christmas holidays. Hockey Team
  • S1 Girls Netball - David Garland Tournament Winners - April 2017

    The David Garland Tournament held at Glenrothes High School saw our S1 Netball team competing against many schools in Fife. The girls excelled themselves and won all their matches, including the Final, to return to St Andrews with the magnificent trophy. S1 Netball David Garland winners Team
    S2 Girls Netball - Fife Tournament - March 2017

    The S2 girls travelled to Glenrothes for the Fife Netball Tournament and started the competition sprightly, qualifying for the knock out stages of the Elite Competition. Sadly they were drawn against the eventual winners Beath High School in the first round thus ending their involvement. Many thanks to coaches Vikki and Megan and to Ms Smith for taking the girls there. S2 Girls Netball Team
    Senior Girls Netball - March 2017

    The Senior Girls were in action on Wednesday 1st March with a friendly replay match against local friends, Waid Academy. The match was well-contested and the team had a few new faces in unfamiliar positions but they still competed well in the 16-9 loss. They now look forward to the final match at home to Beath High School in the Fife League competition on 16th March.
    Senior Girls Netball v Bell Baxter - February 2017

    Madras Senior Netball team played their final Fife league match away to local rivals Bell Baxter on Tuesday 7th February. The young squad acquitted themselves well despite a slow start and finished 5-13 down. A great performance for this 4th year group. Senior Girls Netball Team
    Netball Roundup: August - December 2016

    It has been a busy and exciting term for the netballers with the Senior Girls competing in both the Scottish Cup and Fife League. In the regional Scottish qualifiers the girls qualified in Bronze position to set up the first National match away to Belmont Academy in Ayr on Thursday, 8th December. A very young squad took a while to recover from the 2.5 hour journey and conceded many goals in the first quarter but recovered well to draw the third and fourth. The drive back with a bunch of very tired girls was one of the quietest minibus journeys on record!

    The whole Senior squad was back in action on the following Monday at the Fife Schools Tournament and both teams, resplendent in their new kit, performed well, but just failed to reach the finals. The school are indeed very grateful to the Madras Ladies FP club who provided the sponsorship for the new beautifully designed dresses.

    The Junior teams continue to train in numbers and are looking forward to their own tournaments, especially the S1 squad who played a friendly match against Beath High showing tremendous skill and spirit to win quite convincingly. We thank ex- pupils and top coaches Vikki Doherty and Megan Bannister for their weekly commitment to the girls. Nteball Team
  • Madras crowned Fife School's Champions - 4th year running

    The Summer term saw the conclusion of the Fife Championships at Queen Anne High School in Dunfermline where the boys secured the overall win from the 3-Leg Championships to become Fife Champions for the 4th year running. A return to Dunfermline on 2nd June for the Scottish Championships proved less fruitful with the 4-man team succumbing to the on-form hosts in the tightest of finals in recent years. Vasilii Hill, brother Victor, Jamie Penny and Lewis Alsop tried exceptionally hard and were unlucky in some races, but overall Queen Anne deserve to have their name on the trophy this season. New targets are now being set for next session!
    Fife Cup - 9th March 2017

    The Madras Cycle Speedway team hosted the first round of the Fife Cup on Thursday 9th March. This was by far one of the closest matches with all three competing teams having winning riders. The home side managed to secure the best results to amass 62 points in the evening 32 from Lewis Alsop and Vas Hill who won all 4 of their heats. There were great performances from the other riders and with the 'B' Squad finishing just one point behind Glenrothes in fourth position. The next event is at the High School of Glenrothes with the final deciding round on 24th April.
    Friendly vs Queen Anne HS - 19th January 2017

    A second friendly of the season against Queen Anne HS was held in St.Andrews on the 19th January with 10 men teams competing for the win. Madras powered into an early lead with their top riders taking first place in the early heats before the opposition got to grips with the Madras surface. Madras lower order riders took some great points with Scott Burnett twice coming from fourth to push close to wins and David Alexander taking his first win. Consistent riding from Jamie Penny, Rory Thiel and Harris Alsop kept the majority of points to the home side to provide a finishing total of 118 to 83 concluding a thoroughly competitive and lively race. Top rider of the evening was Lewis Alsop who beat second placed rider Victor Hill by a single point.

    The squad will next enter the Fife Championship Series with the first match at home on February 23rd. Group Photo Queen anne and Madras College teams
    Speedway Roundup: August - December

    Following the success of the key Madras riders in the inaugural Fife Speedway team, the full school squad of 12 riders travelled to Queen Anne High School for a head to head competition. Madras ran out winners and were pleased to have 4 riders in the top 5 places.

    The re-match will be at home in January prior to the start of the Fife Cup.

  • Fife Championships

    A large Squad of Madras pupils competed in the Fife Championships at the end of October with a good haul of medals, including Golds for Anna Hedley S1 and Nicole Reynolds S2. Nicole, Cameron MacMaster and Keiran Spalding will represent the school at the Scottish Championships in January good luck to all three. Medal Winners
    Junior Swimming Championships

    Following on from the swimming gala at Lochgelly was the SDS National Junior Swimming Championships in Tollcross, Glasgow. The Madras team swam so well in the event at Lochgelly that 8 of the 14 swimmers were selected to represent the Fife Team. It was an early start and long day, competing against swimmers from all over Scotland. However, it was very worthwhile as Madras won 5 medals (3 Silver and 2 Bronze) to contribute towards the Fife Team's tally. Junior Swimmers
    Inter-School Swimming Gala

    Madras took a strong team of 14 swimmers to compete in the DSF Swimming Gala at Lochgelly High School. All pupils represented their school fantastically well and won several medals into the bargain. Special mention must go to the girl's 4 x 25 metre relay team (Holly-Jane Gray, Danielle Adamson, Fiona Knowles and Chloe Hutchison) who won Gold in the event, with a very confident team performance. DSF Medal Winners
  • Badminton Coaching and Development Session - March 10th 2017

    he 12 Senior Pupils from the Sports Leaders Course took on a real challenge to coach and inspire 100 plus Primary Pupils from the catchment area in Badminton on Friday 10th March. After a four week learning experience from Tayside Badminton Coach Jane Russell, the enthusiastic team set about training and developing the lively groups of youngsters in the Kilrymont Games Hall for two hours. It was generally agreed that the primary pupils had a brilliant time but Jane was so impressed by our leaders that she concluded that they were the best group of school coaches that she had ever had the pleasure to work with. Well-deserved praise indeed for our willing, cheerful and efficient team of Mr Hepburn's finest leaders. Sports Leaders
  • Dance - March 3rd 2017

    The Active Schools Fife 6/7/8 Dance Festival took place at Lochgelly Centre on Friday 3rd March and a cheerful gang of S1 girls travelled to show case their dance amongst the 200 other performers. Without being biased it was generally agreed that the Madras girls were one of the best groups on the stage and they nailed a flawless dance which was entirely choreographed by themselves. Credit must also be given to Miss Band and Miss Dawson who assisted and contributed much to their success. Dance Team
    Senior Basketball - Fife Tournament - 1st March 2017

    The Senior Basketball team entered the annual Fife Tournament held at the Michael Woods Centre in Glenrothes on Wednesday 1st March and they acquitted themselves well in a competition against 11 other teams who compete regularly in leagues and cup ties. The Squad consisted of captain and veteran William Davidson and many soon to be departing S6 players but other year groups were represented too with a confident debut made by Finn MacCallum from S1. Both matches in the Group Qualifiers went against the Madras boys so they were consigned to the Basement Battle League. A winning start against Kirkcaldy High School 'B' team was an encourager but subsequent games against Levenmouth and Glenrothes were hard fought but lost. Thanks once again to Ti Ti Sweeney who has coached the boys this year and kept the game going at Madras.

    Two days after the Tournament the Senior Boys were again in action against St. Leonard's at Kilrymont Road. The teams had met last season where the visitors had produced a dominant win but on this occasion the result went in favour of the home side. Early organisational deficiencies were soon sorted out and the team came back from trailing all game to outscore in the final 5 minutes and win 35-32. Senior Basketball Team
    Senior Volleyball Festival - Dundee - February 2017

    On Tuesday 7th February the Senior Volleyball played their very first competitive school matches at the Senior Volleyball Festival held at the Lynch Sports Centre in Dundee. Teams from Ayr, Edinburgh and Glenrothes played a series of five pool games before the seeded tournament began. With Scottish Internationalists and regular Club team players on show it was no surprise that Madras were placed in the B Section but as the tournament progressed the squad, guided by volunteer coach Colin Paterson, grew in confidence and played some excellent rallies. A two point loss in the Fife Derby was followed by a 5 point win against Tynecastle secured avoiding the wooden spoon! The boys all enjoyed the experience and hopefully this will be a start of further participation in similar festivals for all age groups.

    Special mention goes to Courtney Lau who joined the Kinross Girls team for the day and helped them almost single-handedly to their single victory. Senior Volleyball Team
    Tae Kwon Do - January 2017

    Congratulations to S1 pupil Maeve Cameron who will represent Scotland at the World Tae Kwon Do Championships in Dublin this April. She qualifies by finishing 3rd in the overall Scottish event. Well done Maeve, and a wee reminder to staff - don't mess with Maeve! Tae Kwon Do
    Water Polo - January 2017

    Congratulations to S1 pupil Emily Sandeman who won 'Rookie of the Year' for being the most improved player at Menzieshill Water Polo Club. Waterpolo Rookie of the Year
    Rugby Success

    We wish Rory Fraser (S4) all the best for the upcoming training camps for the Scottish U16 Rugby team. Rory has been selected for the Development squad training sessions throughout the next term and if successful he will represent Scotland in a major Tournament in Wales.


    The Senior and Junior Basketball clubs are becoming more established and the Seniors are looking forward to their Fife Tournament, but this year they should have several friendlies under their belt before the competition. They have played one game so far against St Andrews High School, Kirkcaldy, which, under the tutelage of ex-pupil Ti Ti Sweeney, they won in a high scoring fashion. There will be a return match and games against St Leonard's and Glenrothes High School in January, which should help provide further opportunities to develop team dynamics come the regional competition.

    Equestrian Team - Hunter Trials at Foresterseat

    2016 has been a successful year for Madras College Equestrian Team, with more pupils becoming involved in the events. So far the school has competed in 2 competitions.

    At the start of the school year, two pupils competed at Kilgraston school's Hunter Trials at Foresterseat. Emily Smart riding Maeve finished 12th in the 70 cm class. Also competing that day was Tia Himpson riding The Dark Emperor. They finished 11th overall in the 90 cm class. Madras then had a record entry for the school of three teams and two individuals entered for Strathallan School Showjumping. Everyone jumped well on the day, but unfortunately no-one secured a place.

    There are more competitions in the New Year, so fingers crossed for more success.

    Seniors Boys Tennis Team - Scottish Cup

    Mr Martin took the Boys' Senior Tennis team to Perth to play St John's Secondary school in the First Round of the Scottish Cup and they came away with a straight sets win.

    The next round draw will take place in the New Year with a hopeful home match to redress the overall balance of these fixtures.

    Dance Club

    The dance club has been in full action where the pupils have learned Hip Hop and Jazz so far. The pupils are working on creating their own group dance which they will present at the Fife 6,7,8 Festival in March 2017.

    Junior Girls Fitness Club

    A new club run by Miss Band meets each Thursday combining a full range of fun fitness activities. The big uptake by the pupils underlines their commitment to their health and well- being and an afternoon's expedition is planned for a muddy assault course session later in the year.

    Volleyball Club

    Another club growing in strength and numbers is the volleyball team who have two sessions a week under the guidance and enthusiasm of Colin Paterson, from the University of St Andrews. The Juniors train on a Tuesday and the Senior group, who stay back on a Friday, have enjoyed their first competitive match against a University development team and they are raring to go for more games and tournaments.




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