John Hardie Returns to Linlithgow to Present the Schools’ Trophy
Scotland rugby internationalist John Hardie and former Scotland great Chris Paterson were on hand on Monday to present the trophy to Linlithgow Academy for winning the Schools’ Purple Conference. This competition recognises the combined performance of all five school age grade teams – S1, S2, S3, Under 16 and Under 18 – in a league with other schools from across Edinburgh and the Lothians. John Hardie who has visited both the school and rugby club over the last year said “one thing that I noticed when I came here a couple of months ago is that it is a really passionate group of young lads and ladies. They have done really well.”
The Linlithgow Academy teams are run with the support of Linlithgow Rugby Club and the many volunteer coaches led by Schools Coordinator Kenny Ewing. The volunteers are backed up by Rugby Development Officers Dougie Thomson and Andy Whitelaw and Modern Apprentice Kyle Dunlop. Linlithgow Academy is a School of Rugby in a partnership involving Linlithgow Rugby Club, West Lothian Council and Scottish Rugby.
The photos below are courtesy of SNS
The photo above shows (left to right):
Callum Richardson (S2s), Kieran Cochrane (u18s), Ruaridh Stewart (u16s), John Hardie (Edinburgh Rugby and Scotland), Chris Paterson, (Scottish Rugby Ambassador), Alasdair Cochrane (S3s), Eioan Magee (S1s), Rosie Dunlop (Girls u15)