Daily Bulletin – Monday 7 October

Active Schools information:

1.     Sport club consent forms:  Could all pupils attending netball, hockey and running clubs please ensure they have returned a completed consent form for these activities before the end of term. They can be collected from PE.

2.    Badminton:  A new badminton club is running in the games hall on Tuesday lunchtimes from 1.25pm. Players of all ages and abilities are welcome to attend.

3. Running Club:  The running club are always looking for new members to join them on their runs round the local area. The club meets on a Monday after school in PE. Please collect a consent form from PE to attend.

Girls football training:  There will be no training on Thursday 10 Oct.  Due to other circumstances training will change after the October holidays from the Thursday after school slot to a Friday lunchtime in the games hall.

Horizons Fortnight: I hope you have all enjoyed last week’s careers talks, we have had speakers from the Pharmaceutical and construction industry along with the NHS – Midwifery and nursing and Aberdeen Football Club.

This week we have the following speakers:

Monday 7th – Geotech engineer / Solicitors / GP – Mountain Rescue

Tuesday 8th – Paramedic

Wednesday 9th – Oil and Gas engineer

Thursday 10th – Helicopter pilot (12:30pm) / radiographer and breast screening.

All talks are at 1:30 in the library and all are welcome.

Sports Clubs and Activities

Further to a recent ‘Well-being Focus Week’ and increased interest in clubs and activities, I share with you those on offer to young people at Alford Academy through to the end of this term, along with the Application-Consent Form. If you have any queries or can offer to lead or support clubs please contact me via e-mail at peter.young@aberdeenshire.gov.uk. I look forward to seeing pupils at the clubs and activities listed. Posted on behalf of Pete Young, Active Schools Co-ordinator, Alford Community Campus. Alford Academy Clubs Spring 2019 (002)-1zpnrji Application-Consent Form Central Aberdeenshire (003)-2j3zbbk Application-Consent Form Central Aberdeenshire (003)-2j3zbbk



Gymnastics – Sporting success

Congratulations to S6 pupil Izzy Tolometti.

Izzy has been successful in her selection for national squads for 2017. Depending on how the next couple of competitions go will determine her success in being considered for the 2018 Commonwealth Games squad.

Daily Bulletin – Wednesday 5 October

Duke of Edinburgh – New Bronze group:  The first afterschool session will be held on Thursday 6th October in D0-69 starting at 3pm and finishing by 4.30pm. This session is for participants only, if you do not know if you have a place please speak to Miss Shepherd (C1-34) prior to the meeting.

Active Schools Swimming: Unfortunately there will be no Active Schools Swimming this Thursday 6 Oct from 3.00pm to 4.00pm.  Hopefully it will start again after the Oct Hols.

Filmmaking Club (S4-S6): Are you planning a career in film, television or media or do you just have a passion for film and want to learn how to make your own? Then why not sign up for Filmmaking club!  The club will begin after the October break on Wednesdays afterschool and will cover filmmaking from pre-production to post-production with the aim of making a short film by the end of the term. The sign-up sheet will be on Mr Duncan’s door till the end of the week.


U18 Boys Football

The senior boys have their JM Low (city and shire) cup game versus Bridge of Don this Friday 16th September. Bus leaves reception at 1.10pm. Could all those involved please bring a packed lunch for the journey.

Kick off approx 3.10pm at Bridge of Don Academy pitch.

Squad list will be up outside the guidance office tomorrow morning after morning break.

Return to Alford for 6.30pm approx.

Aberdeenshire Regional Select Trials

Alford Academy pupils success at Regional Select trials. All of the U15 trialists were successful in reaching the next phase for the second trial. Five of the U18 trialists have also been successful in reaching the next phase for the second trial. Please see Mr McEwan for details of who has been successful.

There will be a second trial on Thursday 8th September for the U15 Select team held on the grass pitches at Inverurie Academy.  Players should be at the school for 4pm ready to start playing at 4:30pm.  Players should bring their own socks, shin guards and boots.  A final squad will be announced following this trial.

Transport to the second trial will be arranged via the school football coordinator (Mr McEwan).

Scottish Schoolboy International – Harlaw Park, Inverurie, 24th March

The Scottish Schoolboy U18 team will be playing Wales in an International match at Inverurie’s Harlaw Park, this Thursday 24th March with a 7.30pm kick-off. There is free admission to accompanied schoolchildren.

There are 4 Aberdeen/Shire school pupils in the Scottish U18 squad. Come along and see a fantastic game of football in our local area.


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Senior Boys Scottish Cup

The senior boys can hold their heads up high after a fantastic display against Millburn Academy in the Scottish Cup, played out in front of a passionate home support.

In a hard-fought and entertaining game the boys lost out narrowly 2-1. The teams played out an even and thrilling first half with the scores remaining 0-0. In the second half Millburn got a lucky break in front of goal to make it 1-0. Alford pressed the game and were unfortunate to find themselves 2-0 down with 20 minutes to go.

The fantastic team spirit was evident as the Alford lads pulled a goal back with 10 minutes to go.

After a surging run, Mark Reid was pulled down 25 yards from goal. Free-kick expert Tom Riach hit a blistering strike which had the keeper in trouble. Rowan Currie was quickest to react, calmly slotting the ball into the far right corner with a smart finish from 10 yards. The Alford lads then pressed for an equaliser, but were not able to get the goal they were after.

A huge credit to the boys for their spirit, determination and conduct in a tough but fair game.