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BasketBall Success

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Achievements, Wider Curriculum

Under 15 Girls Match

After registration at 9:00am on the 9th of November the Charleston Under 15s girls basketball team set off towards Skye. The team included both 2nd and 3rd years in hope for a win. We planned to play at Portree High School against the ‘Uist Otters.’ The team of 12 as well as Mr Sharkey and Mrs Cameron set off in a joyous manner on our way to the match, as there was plenty of singing involved. A pit stop half way was needed for a quick drink and to stretch our legs. The excitement was building up along with some nerves hoping for a good end result.

Our top scorer was Kira Buchan, though she was also our top fouler, with 3 fouls and 12 baskets. Emily Hunter had 4 baskets and Niamh Purvis and Kayleigh Noble had 2 each.

Emily and Kira stayed on the court for the whole game while the other 11 subbed on and off. Diane Stout, Ellie Maclean and Lexie Leaver for the first 4 minutes. Florrie Malcolm, Niamh Campbell and Georgina Barras for the second 4 minutes. Fiona MacDonald, Charlotte MacWilliam and Kayleigh Noble for the third and finally Isabella Edwards and Niamh Purvis for the last with Kayleigh staying on. This repeated for the second half and for the last few minutes of the game Kayleigh, Florrie and Niamh P staying in with Emily and Kira for the last few minutes.

Coming up to the last few minutes the opposing team were gaining on us as we were in the lead and it was intense for not only the players but to the spectators as well. At the final minute we were defending the basket because if they scored they won but we just managed to pull through. The final score came with a win for Charleston of 40-39, very close indeed. It was with very happy hearts we left Skye and stopped for dinner in Kyle and after that the long journey home.

Big thank you to Mr Sharkey for driving us to Skye and being a very fair referee and to Mrs Cameron for being a great coach.

Lexie Leaver (3T1) and Fiona MacDonald (3S2)

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Senior Basketball Success

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Achievements, Personal, Wider Curriculum

The Charleston Academy Senior Boys BasketBall team (Roman Mackenzie – 6T1, Stuart Jenkins – 6L1, Alex McDougall – 6S1, David Robertson – 5T1, William Robertson – 5T1 and Ben Watson – 6K1)  ended a very successful season this week with a convincing 83 -24 victory over Wick High School.

This victory sees the boys round off an impressive 7 win, 1 loss record for the season. Unfortunately, that one loss with an under strength squad resulted in them narrowly missing out on the Highland Schools Title. The squad, captained by Roman Mackenzie has been together since S1 and has developed into a very skilled outfit with fantastic work ethic, passion and sense of fair play.

Both Roman and Stuart Jenkins have been part of the Highland Squad and intend on continuing their basketball at University level. Well done to all the boys and good luck in the future!

Mr Michael Sharkey, Principal Teacher Physics

Former Pupil at Prestigious Basketball Academy

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Achievements, Wider Curriculum

Former pupil Ashley Todd is now attending the Bristol Academy of Sport and playing for the Bristol Flyers Under 18 Team. This is a dream come true for Ashley who is now getting coaching from Andreas Kapoulas, Head Basketball Coach at Bristol Flyers, SGS Academy and Great Britain U20s Assistant Coach. Ashley is immersed in trying to improve his game and learn what it takes to be a professional athlete.

Ashley attended Teanassie Primary School and went to a Basketball event organised by Cash Back for Communities and BasketBall-Scotland when he was in Primary 7. His basketball journey began. He has since represented Scotland at Under-14 level and dreams of being able to play professionally quite soon.

While in Bristol Ahsley is continuing with his studies though. He is taking qualifications in English, Biology and PE at Bristol.

Mr Michael Sharkey, PT Physics & Mr John Kerray, Highlands and Islands BasketBall Development Officer

Ashley Todd called for Scotland Basketball Squad

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Achievements, Important Announcements, Personal, Wider Curriculum


Ashley Todd (2S1) and younger brother Alex.

Congratulations to S2 pupil, Ashley Todd. Along with his younger brother, Ashley (already 6ft 2in tall) has been selected to play basketball for the Scottish national squad. Ashley competed with 170 other young hopefulls at a selection event in Edinburgh where they were put through their paces by coaches testing their skills in areas such as passing, shooting, defence and lay-ups. Ashley has been selected for the under-14 team and already plays for the Highland Bears. Ashley wants to make a professional career from basketball, practicing rigorously every week. Well done.