Rugby teams crowned regional champions

The High School of Dundee is celebrating after its Senior School Rugby teams were crowned as regional champions!

The High School of Dundee is celebrating after its Senior School Rugby teams were crowned as regional champions!

The School was recently confirmed as the overall winner of the Caledonia Schools Conference A for the first time since the competition began in 2015.

The Conference title is decided by the results of all the teams for each competing school, right the way from U13 to U18, with the Caledonia A competition featuring Robert Gordon’s College, Glenalmond School, Queen Victoria School, Bell Baxter High School/ Howe of Fife, St Leonards School incorporating Madras Rugby, and Morrisons Academy.  

HSD ended the season with 79 points to finish an impressive 7 points clear of second-placed Robert Gordon’s College.

Phil Godman, Head of Rugby and High Performance Sport, was delighted to see the players and their coaches rewarded for their hard work and effort throughout the season. He said, “It has been fantastic to see our pupils back involved in competitive rugby matches. There is something special about school sport and everyone involved with the High School of Dundee rugby teams has played their part in us winning the Caledonia Conference.

“On that note, a big thank you to the parents who have helped to create a superb atmosphere at Mayfield on a Saturday morning. Hopefully the early starts on a Saturday morning have been worth it as well!”

Andy Cummins, Caledonia Regional Manager who presented the Conference plate to some of the captains of the School’s senior teams, said, “Congratulations to the High School of Dundee. This is an overall school title, reflecting the commitment, effort and teamwork throughout the school’s rugby teams.

“The conference was extremely competitive and, as we emerge from the impact of Covid we have been delighted by the positive response of the staff and pupils within the conferences, and by the standard of play demonstrated despite the numerous disruptions.”

Rector Lise Hudson said, “I am absolutely thrilled for all of our rugby players. Winning the Conference title is a whole school teams’ effort, so they have all played their part.

“The Conference encourages participation first and foremost and our PE department have done brilliantly, particularly during the pandemic, to ensure that sport and wellbeing have been front and centre for our pupils.”