Mackie Academy’s badminton team had a very successful day last week at the Scottish Schools Championships down in Motherwell.
Both the junior and senior teams were crowned champions, a feat that has never been accomplished by a school.
Craig Thomson, a PE teacher at Mackie and badminton coach, told the Leader and Observer: “As you may already have heard we had a very successful day on Tuesday at the Scottish Schools Badminton Championships down in Motherwell
‘‘Both the junior and senior teams were crowned champions, the first time this has ever been achieved by Mackie,in a competition that included over 20 of the top badminton playing schools in the country.
“All pupils involved were a real credit to the school in the way that they conducted themselves and deserve huge praise for their efforts.”
In two months’ time, four badminton players from Stonehaven are to represent Scotland at the International School Sports Federation World Games in China.
Mark Leith, Matthew Duguid, Jacob Reynolds and Sam Muir will head to Taipei and battle it out on the court against teams from all over the world - including Armenia, Brazil and China itself.
There have been some issues to resolve before the trip as members of the team will be sitting their exams while they are competing in China.
The Khyber Pass Association are helping to co-ordinate a race night tomorrow (Friday) at Mackie Academy to raise funds for the China trip. Tickets are £3 and can be purchased on the night that starts at 7pm. Local businesses are helping sponsor the event and races.