43 teams turned out for the S2/3 Grangemouth school festival with each of the 170 kids involved excelling in a fantastic festival environment.
The morning pools provided some good competition as the players got settled into their teams and worked hard at controlling the three-touch game. A few of the guests and teachers commented on the atmosphere in the hall. There was a real positive vibe being created by the players involved and the direction being given to them by their teachers.
After a morning, which flew by, the pools were redrawn and after a short lunch break the school players were raring to go.
The level of play in the afternoon was highly impressive with lots of games being so close they were decided by the last matches of the day! It was not just the level of the top pool that was impressive as there was no vast gap between top and bottom pools.
Unfortunately, the day had to come to an end though and the winners were announced in front of the patiently waiting participants. In the boy’s pool Kyle Academy A were run extremely close by their counterparts Kyle Academy B, Belmont House & Belmont Academy but it was Kyle Academy A who went home as the S2/3 national festival winners winning on points difference. The girl’s pools were equally as close, Kyle Academy A and Greenwood all performed well but it was Belmont Academy who took the title of Grangemouth champions.
Many Congratulations to all pupils and staff of the participating schools, we are already looking forward to next years tournament. A great amount of thanks are due to Blair Pettigrew and Lynne Beattie for their support running such a smooth and encouraging festival. The biggest debt is due to the teachers who continue to amaze by bringing more players every year into the game of volleyball.
The next tournament is the S3/4 Schools Cup taking place at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow on 19th March followed closely by the S1/2 Schools Cup on 24th March which is hosted by the University of Edinburgh. If you would like to find out more information, please visit our Schools Cup & Festival pages.
Education & Participation Officer
|1st||Kyle Academy A||Belmont Academy A|
|2nd||Belmont House A||Kyle Academy B|
|3rd||Belmont Academy A||Kyle Academy A|
|4th||Kyle Academy B||Greenwood Academy A|
|5th||Woodfarm High School A||Belmont Academy C|
|6th||St Andrews Academy B||Belmont Academy B|
|7th||Kyle Academy C||Grange Academy|
|8th||Woodfarm High School C||Kyle Academy C|
|9th||Woodfarm High School B||Belmont Academy D|
|10th||Greenwood Academy B||Belmont House|
|11th||St Andrews Academy A||Greenwood Academy B|
|12th||Kyle Academy E||Dunblane High School C|
|13th||Kyle Academy D||Woodfarm High School|
|14th||Belmont House B||St Andrews Academy|
|15th||Greenwood Academy A||Dunblane High School A|
|16th||Woodfarm High School D||Kinross High School A|
|17th||St Andrews Academy C||Belmont Academy F|
|18th||Belmont House C||Belmont Academy E|
|19th||Kinross High School B||Dunblane High School B|
|20th||Belmont Academy B||Kinross High School B|
|21st||St Andrews Academy D|
|22nd||Kinross High School A|
|23rd||Woodfarm High School E|