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Doing things Backwards

The Merchistonian Club Newsletter
17 March 2017

'Doing things backwards'

Dear Merchistonians and Friends

Matthew Gray (79-85) was welcomed as the new Merchistonian Club President at our AGM on Monday evening.  Matthew is taking over the reins from Andrew McDonald (79-85) who has run the Club with enthusiasm over the last six years. 

Michael Ferndale (86-92) has signed up to run the London Marathon facing backwards! Michael is holding a fundraiser called "The Backwards Dinner" on the Thursday 20 April in London. Find out more here.

All the best to Jack Kinloch (07-14) who has set up an English tutoring school in China with his girlfriend Antonia. Read his story here.

From what I have heard there were a few sore heads at the Calcutta match on Saturday following your dinner at Mac & Wild. If any of you remembered to take photos, please send them my way!


I am delighted to announce that this year the Merchistonian Annual Dinner will return to The New Club. Friday 24 November - Make sure the date is in your diary.

To those who joined the Headmaster and Mrs Hunter at the Drinks Reception in Dubai this evening, I hope that you enjoyed hearing all about Merchiston.

Sport Update

It was great to see both the U16 and U18 Merchiston teams being victorious at the Merchiston Sevens last Sunday. For full results, click here.

Zach Mercer (13-15) will lead the England U20s against Italy's U20s this evening as they attempt a championship clean sweep. Read more here

To shooting: the Club v School match is taking place tomorrow.  I look forward to seeing you all at the School after your morning at Cluny Clays. 

The MRFC has released some fixtures for the season, viewable here. Please put these in your diaries, whether it be to play or to support. 

To find out more about the School's Golf Academy Taster Day on Sunday 21 May, click here. This event is for prospective pupils only.

I'm updating the Club website. Please let me know of your positive developments; have you recently graduated, or studied for a PhD? Were you promoted to your dream job? Are you engaged, married or enjoying the arrival of a new bundle of joy? Whatever the proclamation, pop me a note here and I'd love to put it up on the website for you. 

Kind regards

The Merchistonian Club Secretary

Headmaster's Headlines
Sports Desk





Upcoming Events

 18 March 2017
Rifle and Clay Day

6 April 2017
Halford Hewitt

15 April 2017
North Berwick 7s

5 May 2017
Edinburgh Business Breakfast

20 May 2017
Intake Class of '60 & '61 reunion

3 June 2017
MRFC v Accies Match

30 July - 4 August 2017
Summer Golf Camp

30 July - 4 August 2017
U13/U14 Summer Rugby Camp

6 August - 11 August 2017
U15/U16 Summer Rugby Camp

26 - 27 August 2017
Big Activity Weekend

7 October 2017
Class of '87 30 year reunion - details to follow

24 November 2017
The Merchistonian Annual Dinner

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