Sports Personality- Thursday 25 March

Preston Lodge High School’s annual Sports Personality Evening is nearly upon us. Pupils who have attended clubs have been given invites, which allows them and one parent to attend the evening.

The pupils need to let Mr Bennion know by Friday 12 March if they are attending and if a parent is also coming along with them.

Also on the evening we will have an auction and raffle as well as testing the audience knowledge on sport.

The event keeps getting bigger and bigger every year with more pupils attending extra-curricular sport. We would like as many people as possible to come along and help us celebrate the success of our sports teams this year.

Matthew Banks makes Scotland Debut

Scottish Schools Under 18 Squad

The following boys have been selected to represent the Scottish Schools’ Football Association after an extensive selection programme.

Boys were first seen playing for their local association teams in three National Trophy fixtures, then in Regional trials and finally in a National trial at Toryglen at the beginning of December.

Matthew BANKS, Preston Lodge High School
Duncan BLACK, Craigmount High School
Martin BOYLE, Northfield Academy
Jonathan CLARK, Kincorth Academy
Alan COOK, Bishopbriggs Academy
Rory EMSLIE, Penicuik High School
Daniel FITZPATRICK, St.Margarets High School
Andrew HUNTER, McLaren High School
Michael HUNTER, St.David’s High School
Fraser KEAST, Armadale Academy
Richard KIRWAN, St.Ambrose High School
Euan LINDSAY, Largs Academy
Daly McSORLEY, Holy Cross High School
Andrew MURPHY, Armadale Academy
Liam MUSHET, Holy Cross High School
Daniel ORSI, Dumfries Academy
Timothy RAWLINSON, Dalkeith High School
Alan URQUHART, Hillpark Secondary School

The boys can look forward to a very exciting programme of international football starting with a fixture against Australia in the indoor arena at Toryglen on Monday 1st February at 2.00p.m.

The full fixture list is as follows:

Invitation Internationals:
Scotland v Australia at Toryglen on Monday 1st February
Scotland v New Zealand on Wednesday 7th April, venue to be confirmed.

British Isles Championship for the Centenary Shield:
Scotland v Northern Ireland at Forfar Athletic F.C. on Friday 5th March
Scotland v Wales at Airdrie United F.C. on Thursday 18th March
Republic of Ireland v Scotland at Ballybofey on Friday 2nd April
England v Scotland at Carlisle on Friday 23rd April – live on Sky T.V.

Some of the boys may well be hoping to follow in the footsteps of previous SSFA under 18 players and have a career in professional football.

Those making the step up from the 2000 – 2004 squads include Stephen Pearson, Derby County(full SFA cap), Lee Miller, Aberdeen (full SFA cap), Chris Millar, St. Johnstone, Scott Brown, Celtic (full SFA cap), Eddie Malone, Dundee and Sean Murdoch, Hamilton Accies

The Scottish Schools’ F.A. is once again indebted to the Bank of Scotland for its continued sponsorship of the under 18 International programme.

The Australian Schools’ F.A. are also bringing an under 18 girls team with them on their European Tour and a fixture with an SFA X1 has been arranged to precede the boys international at Toryglen on 1st February with a 12 noon kick-off.

Energising Easter

 Dear Parent / guardian 

Your child is invited to a fun packed energetic Easter holiday programme at

Preston Lodge High School!

 Classes are Mon – Fri 10 – 12pm during both weeks of the Easter holidays.

We will be offering a number of different activities led by qualified coaches and guest instructors!

The cost is £10 for the 5 mornings to cover the costs.

Cheques or cash are welcome; please make cheques out to East Lothian Council. Continue reading