Ardrossan Academy sports and other group photos session 1973-74

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Ardrossan Academy sports and other group photos session 1973-74

Post by down south » Sun Jun 25, 2017 3:37 pm

So we come to the final session of these Ardrossan Academy photos, and once again I'll start with the hockey team.
Ardrossan Academy hockey team October 1973.jpg
The caption with this picture, which dates from October 1973, gives the background; suffice it to say that this was a notable triumph for the Academy, coming joint first in the whole of South-West Scotland. They obviously hadn't thought up anything so cruel as a penalty shoot-out in those days.

And who were the members of this illustrious team ? Names as follows:

Back row: Mrs Strachan; ???; Agnes Wilson; Morag Colquhoun; Susan Dunlop; ???

Front row: ???; Karen Cochrane; Sandra McMillan; Lillian Montgomery; Rosemary Paterson; Margaret Stirton.

There's also another picture of the team with the trophy, presumably from the school magazine at the end of the year.
Ardrossan Academy hockey first XI 1973-74.jpg
More new faces this time, so fewer identifications than before.I thought that might have been Karen Cochrane next to Mrs Strachan, but comparing the photos I now doubt it.

Back row : ???; ???; Morag Colquhoun ? ; ???; ??? ; Mrs Strachan .

Front row : Margaret Stirton; Agnes Wilson; Susan Dunlop; Sandra McMillan; ???; Irene Elder; Rosemary Paterson.

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Re: Ardrossan Academy sports and other group photos session 1973-74

Post by down south » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:27 pm

Another Academy team to win a trophy in session 1973-74 were the boys' volleyball team. Making the most of home advantage, they beat Queen Margaret's Academy, Ayr, 15-9, 15-7 in the final of the Ayrshire Schools Volleyball Championship in December 1973.

The winning side were listed as R Hastings ( captain ), G Moffat, N Lee, J Smith, J Gossman, and L McKinnon with substitutes C Robb, A Phillips and G Rosen, and here most of them are pictured in the A&S Herald.

Ardrossan Academy volleyball team December 1973.jpg


Back row : Unknown teacher; Lindsay McKinnon; James Smith; Nelson Lee; Clive Robb.

Front row : ???; Ronald Hastings; ???; ???

Jimmy Gossman appears to be the one who's missing from this photo.

Again there's another photo of the team for this year, presumably from the magazine.

Ardrossan Academy boys volleyball team session 1973-74.jpg


Back row : Jimmy Gossman ?; Clive Robb; Lindsay McKinnon; ???

Front row : Nelson Lee; Ronald Hastings; James Smith.

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Re: Ardrossan Academy sports and other group photos session 1973-74

Post by Seasider59 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:34 pm

The teacher is Mr Hunter, sorry can't remember his first name.

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Post by down south » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:03 pm

We might as well for completeness' sake look at the rugby team, although I can name very few in this now.

Ardrossan Academy rugby team session 1973-74.jpg

Back row : Lindsay McKinnon; James Smith; ???;???;???; ???;???; Stephen Hayton.

Front row : ???; ???; ???; Ronald Hastings; Jimmy Gossman; ???; Nelson Lee.

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Post by down south » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:49 pm

It won't surprise you to hear that the Academy retained its trophies for Latin and Greek verse-speaking, and here once again are the team that did it :

Ardrossan Academy classics team session 1973-74.jpg

Back row : Susan Young ?; ???; John Johnston; ???; ???

Middle row : ???; Valerie Wallace ?; Elaine Murchie; ???; Ailie MacPherson; Susan Geddes; ???; ???; Dr Nisbet.

Front row : Anne Buchanan; Sheila Curwen; Iain Wotherspoon; Elizabeth Hendry; Christine Cairns; ???

Individual prizewinners were as follows.

In Greek, Fiona Kerr was 1st in Beginners' Greek and Christine Cairns 2nd. Anne Buchanan was 1st in Intermediate Greek and Margaret Stevenson and Valerie Wallace won certificates. Elaine Murchie was 1st in Senior Greek prose reading and Elizabeth Hendry was 2nd.

In Latin, Susan Young was 2nd in intermediate prose reading and Karen Barclay won a certificate. In Intermediate Latin verse, Susan Geddes was 1st and Alison Mackay and Sheila Partridge achieved certificates. In Senior prose reading, Gail Pattinson was 3rd and a certificate went to Sheila Curwen; while in senior verse, Iain Wotherspoon was 1st, Morag Skinner 3rd, and Gail Pattinson won a certificate.

Finally, in the written translation contest, Sheila Curwen was 1st in Senior verse translation, and Judith Wright was 2nd in Intermediate verse.

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