A wide variety of Sporting opportunities

Girls at The Mary Erskine School are able to participate in a wide variety of sports and, whether they enjoy competition and being members of teams or simply want to take part in their favourite sporting activities with their friends, there is bound to be something which suits.

A total of 72  teams represented The Mary Erskine School in 22 sports last session and were supported by 34 members of staff. A total of 348 girls represented the school in one or more of over 500 sports' fixtures against other schools.

Recent Mary Erskine School sporting successes have included:

  • Hockey: Scottish Schools' U18 Cup Champions in 2016, and runners-up in 2017
  • Hockey: Scottish Schools' U15 Cup Champions in 2019, and runners-up in 2017
  • Swimming: Winners of the Open Freestyle Shield at the Bath Cup in 2018
  • Swimming: Scottish Schools' Freestyle and Medley Relay Champions in 2017, for fifth consecutive year
  • Football: Scottish Independent Schools FA Cup winners at U18 level in 2016, and winners at U13 level in 2017 and in 2018
  • Badminton: Edinburgh Schools' Mixed Doubles winners 2016
  • Badminton: Edinburgh Schools' Cup Winners in 2017
  • Cross Country: Senior Lothian League Cross Country winners in 2016
  • Squash: Edinburgh Schools' Champions 2016
  • Tennis: Scottish Schools' Team Competition runners-up in 2017 

Girls regularly represent their country in sports as diverse as hockey, football and orienteering and notable Former Pupils who have gone on to follow a career in sport include: Lynsey Sharp, a champion track and field athlete who competes in the 800 metres, is the 2012 European Champion, won a silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and represented Great Britain at the Olympics at Rio de Janeiro; and the hammer thrower, Myra Perkins.

While we have many local and national successes at the very highest level, our large number of teams means that girls who simply want to play a particular sport, be a member of a team and play in competitions, enjoy opportunities which would not be available to them at a smaller school. Sport really is for everyone at The Mary Erskine School.

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