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Merchiston Castle School pupils playing football on the school grounds

Merchiston football is run through the Senior Sports Programme on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.

All boys who select the activity attend training sessions to work on fitness, skills and game practice. The School has both a 1st XI and 2nd XI team that play fixtures against other independent schools. The 1st XI also compete in the Scottish Independent Schools (SISFA) cup.

If your son shows real talent he may be selected for the SISFA squad to play against Scottish Universities and the England independent school (ISFA) select squad. Recently, three boys were selected and played many games for SISFA. Theo, a Gibraltar U21 international, played in the annual SISFA vs ISFA fixture in Manchester, with Scotland beating England for the first time away from home.