Netball Scotland Secure International Test Against Samoa, December 2017

12th October 2017

Netball Scotland, in partnership with Perth College-UHI and its new state of the art Academy of Sport and Wellbeing, have secured another exciting International netball event to add to the already exciting #RoadToGoldCoast journey for our Scottish Thistles athletes.


We recently brought you news of this partnership coming together to host the Netball Europe World Cup Qualifiers early in the New Year, the interest for which was so great that we have teamed up to bring Scottish netball fans an International Test Series between the Scottish Thistles and Samoa.


The Scottish Thistles will welcome Samoa to Perth for matches on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December, the tickets for which will be released in the coming weeks – so watch out for this announcement.


The Scottish Thistles are the talk of the town after last weekend’s Netball Europe Open Championships event, having secured fantastic wins against World #7 Wales (58-49) and World #8 Fiji (52-34) and pushing the England Roses, World #3, to the best result of the weekend (48-61).  A tenacious and closely fought match against Celtic rivals Northern Ireland, in which the girls in green snapped up a 1 goal victory in the final seconds, has sparked a fire in our Thistles athletes and bolstered their determination to get the win in their next encounter.


Expect more of this excitement when we welcome Samoa to Scotland.


Margaret Cook Principal and CEO of Perth College UHI stated

“We look forward to welcoming with Netball Scotland our guests from as far away as Samoa, Northern Ireland and Wales. We are delighted to play our part in bringing major events to Perth and we will use these events not only to showcase world class sport but also to showcase our College, our students and the City of Perth.”


Claire Nelson CEO Netball Scotland stated

“The Test Series against Samoa and the World Cup Qualifiers are critical to our Commonwealth Games preparation and we can promise spectators an incredible series of top class netballing action. I am delighted to be bringing the Scottish Thistles to Perth. We look forward to seeing the Thistle army out in force to support our athletes in these vital international events”


Gareth McKenna- Commercial Manager Academy of Sport and Wellbeing stated

“We are delighted to have secured these 2 major international netball events, we are working with many NGB ‘s to build sustainable partnerships, with Netball Scotland we are working with a modern, forward thinking and dynamic body and we are delighted and honoured to bring international senior netball to Perth for first time in 30 years”




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