A reputation for Sporting excellence

Students at Stewart’s Melville College have extraordinary opportunities to enjoy and excel at sport. Whether they want to compete internationally or just enjoy keeping fit, there are over 20 different sports to choose from. The standard of sport at SMC is high, with students regularly representing their country at a local and national level. We are proud of their success but our fundamental aim is to get all our students to involved in sport and we offer a large number of teams to ensure everyone can compete in the sports they love. Last session we had over 60 teams representing Stewart’s Melville College, supported by 60 members of staff. Together the students took part in nearly 450 fixtures. 

Stewart’s Melville College recent sporting highlights include: 

  • Rugby: Awarded the inspiresport National 1 Whole School Conference Title and U16 team won the Scottish Schools Cup Final at Murrayfield.
  • Hockey: 1st X1 Hockey team won the Senior East District Boys U18
  • Sailing: Awarded first place in the Open Class Brown Cup Scottish Schools Sailing Event
  • Basketball: The S1 team won the Scottish Schools Basketball Cup
  • Cricket: Stewart’s Melville College made it to the finals of the inspiresport Cricket Scotland Schools Cup
  • Swimming: Our ESMS swimmers took home six medals and a trophy at the Bath Cup
  • Skiing: Our ESMS teams were in the top 5 at the Scottish Schools Dryslope Championships qualifying for the British Dryslope Championships in November

Many of the students take inspiration from the School’s sporting greats, including 6 British Lions, Olympians, including David Florence and David Willkie, World 1500m champion, Jake Wightman, Walker Cup golfer, Grant Forrest and captain of the Scotland Rugby 7s team, Scott Riddell. This legacy serves to encourage every student to develop their talents and strive to be the best they can be. 

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