Impressive sporting performances

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Webster’s High School has been rocking in the world of sport this past month. Louis Starkey, Ben Reid, Alex Burke and Glen Barclay all being selected for the Angus Under-15s football team to play in a four team round-robin against Dundee, Aberdeenshire and the North of Scotland.

Talent scouts will be watching these matches so there is the possibility that the local boys could progress to the Scottish Schoolboys’ football team.

As well as these achievements, the S3 boys’ football team got the victory against Arbroath High at Martin Park on September 24.

Despite the windy and blustering weather conditions, the team still played outstandingly well and were leading 3-1 until Arbroath scored their second goal in the last five minutes of the match.

Credit for this victory goes to all players including Callum Boath who scored one of three goals and the man of the match, Alex Burke, who scored the other two goals. Captain of the team Glen Barclay led the team with great spirit, and Mrs Barclay also made an appearance at half-time to provide refreshments.

Webster’s pupils, however, are not the only ones that make all the effort with sport, as Bruce Todd, parent/coach, has significantly increased the uptake of Basketball by using a variety of methods to make pupils want to practice and progress in the sport. Although S2 girls were unsuccessful in their recent basketball tournament against Arbroath, they have taken this as a learning experience and are going to come back even better than before.

Senior boys and girls will also be competing in many tournaments against areas, so have been training and working tremendously hard to ensure that they will be as prepared as they can be. Mrs Matthews has also been volunteering her time to train the girls’ netball team each Tuesday and they have a couple of games lined up in early October.

As well as teachers and parents giving up their free time, a large number of our senior pupils in Webster’s High School have also been volunteering their services as assistant managers, coaches and leaders of young people in numerous sports within the school. Their leadership skills are also being utilised in the primary schools to support and run clubs such as dodgeball and dance.

The girls of Webster’s High School continue to shine in various sports throughout the school including swimming. The swimmers are looking to hold onto the Tayside Schools relay trophy in November whilst also competing individually and are expected to bring back another cluster of medals and possibly records! The emerging and experienced swimmers within the School are wished every success in October’s Nancy Riach competition, including Molly Sinclair, Katie Philips, Robyn Hill, Skye Redford, Jade Wilkie, Alex Guthrie and Niamh McSheffrey.