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A victorious week

The Merchistonian Club Newsletter
23 June 2017

'A victorious week'

Dear Merchistonians and Friends

I was delighted to receive this photo from Charles Samson (95-03) from the closing ceremony at the U20 Rugby World Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia. Charles was one of Scotland's chosen officials at the event.

Merchistonian photo

Zach Mercer (13-15) represented England and was nominated as one of five players of the tournament, Fergus Bradbury (13-15) and Stafford McDowell (14-16) represented Scotland and they were being congratulated by our very own John Jeffrey (72-77). John is one of our three British and Irish Lions (the others being Roger Baird (73-78) and Sir Louis Liesler Greig (1896-1898)).

It is fantastic to see all of these Merchistonians doing so well and to be supported by a Merchistonian Lion during this series must have been very special for them.

Brand New Club Merchandise  

A new merchandise range will be introduced soon so watch this space, and in the meantime clear some space in your wardrobes!  The merchandise will also make the perfect gifts for your sons, brothers, fathers and grandfathers. 


The Games

A brilliant day of athletics at Merchiston yesterday, blessed with good weather and superb effort from all competitors.  The day ended with the Merchistonian v Leavers' relay race, and again this year it was the Leavers that won - congratulations! Special thanks to Angus Sinclair (06-13), Douglas Crawford (09-14), Matthew Flett (08-13) and Hanoba Etomi (12-14) for returning to the School to take part. 

The Games

Merchistonians v MCS at HCEG

On Father's Day, the Merchiston Golf Academy played its annual match against the Merchistonians at The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, Muirfield.  The Merchistonian golf team were victorious, winning 2-1. Read the story here


Edinburgh Business Breakfasts

The last business breakfast before the summer holidays takes place on Friday 30 June.  Find out more and book here

We are looking for speakers for our Edinburgh business breakfasts next term, please get in touch if you are interested!


Congratulations to…

Antoine Magre (10-14) who has achieved a 2.1 in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge.   Antoine is considering whether he would like to work at a biotech firm or extend his stay in Cambridge to do his Masters in Systems Biology.  Here's a photo of Antoine looking very dapper in his blazer which he gained in alpine ski racing!  


Jin Cui (00-02) for starting a new position as Head of Asset Management at Seaforth Land Limited.

Daryll Morrow (08-10) for starting a new position as Founder & Managing Director at Udrafter.

Thanks for visiting

It was lovely to meet Kevin Kim (14-16) this morning, thanks for popping by. We wish you the best of luck with your Engineering degree at the University of Cambridge. 


6 Nations & Autumn Tests

Get your requests in as the deadline is Sunday 16 July and I will hold the ballot the following week.  The deadline is for 6 Nations:  Scotland v France and Scotland v England - more information here, and for the Autumn Tests - more information here.

Summer Camps

Are you looking for something fun for your children to do this summer? We still have some spaces left (not many) for the golf and rugby camps. Book online here.

King's Camps are running a multi-sports camp, and due to its popularity they have added a third week on - you can now book your sons and daughters a place from 7-11 August.  For more information and booking click here.


Accies vs Merchi

The report is now ready - read the lowdown on the game here


Congratulations to the Merchistonian RFC team on their win in the plate final at the Tynedale 7's! The Bonk & Co boys are on fire!  See the photo album here and read the report here 
stay strong stu

London Scottish Schools Golf Club Match

Good luck to the team - the match takes place at Denham Golf Club on Tuesday 27 June so go along to show your support.  More information can be found here.

Kind regards

The Merchistonian Club Secretary

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Upcoming Events

27 June 2017
London Scottish Schools Golf Match

30 June 2017
Edinburgh Business Breakfast

30 July - 4 August 2017
Summer Golf Camp

30 July - 4 August 2017
Summer Rugby Camp

6 August - 11 August 2017
Summer Rugby Camp

12 August 2017
The Latimer Cup - Lake of Menteith

26 August 2017
Golf Autumn Meeting

26 - 27 August 2017
Big Activity Weekend

16 September 2017
Rugby Supporters' Breakfast - Dollar

16 September 2017
Casino Night

30 September 2017
Information Morning

30 September 2017
Class of '07 10 year reunion

7 October 2017
Class of '87 30 year reunion

13 October 2017
Newcastle Golf and Drinks

28 - 29 October
Fun Weekend

24 November 2017
The Merchistonian Annual Dinner

25 -26 November 2017
Preparatory Schools' Weekend

2 December 2017
Rugby Supporters' Breakfast - Watsons

8 March 2018
The Merchiston Journey

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