Under 15 Scotland

Netball Scotland are excited to announce that we have been invited to enter an Under 15 team into the 2018 UK Schools Games to be held in Loughborough from Thursday 30th August to Sunday 2nd September 2018.  This is a multi-sport competition in it’s 13th year featuring 10 sports with netball making its debut this summer.

The School Netball Games will feature 12 teams competing over four days of competition. The teams represent eight of the ten Vitality Netball Superleague teams, plus London Pulse, Yorkshire and Home Nations Netball Northern Ireland and Netball Scotland.   Click here to learn all about the School Games 2018.

Earlier this summer, we shared the news that Scotland would compete in the inaugural netball competition at the upcoming School Games.  The School Netball Games will feature 12 teams competing over four days of competition. The teams represent eight of the ten Vitality Netball Superleague teams, plus London Pulse, Yorkshire and Home Nations Netball Northern Ireland and Netball Scotland.   Click here to learn all about the School Games 2018.

 

Now, we are excited to reveal the 12 athletes chosen to represent Scotland at this event.

Suzi Atkinson, South Development Academy   –   Erin Bolland (Captain), Under 17 Scotland

Alex Brogan, West Development Academy   –   Cerys Cairns, East Development Academy

Emma-Louise Creighton, West Development Academy   –   Roisa Hughes, West Development Academy

Emma Latto (Vice Captain), Under 17 Scotland   –   Lia McGrath, West Development Academy

Jazmine Moore, West Development Academy   –   Sophia Paterson, West Development Academy

Zoe Rennie, Under 17 Scotland   –   Abbie Sorrell, East Development Academy

 

Led by Netball Scotland’s Head of Performance, Gail Parata, alongside a Management Team consisting of Catherine Johnson (Assistant Coach), Paige Stalker (Support Coach) and Yvonne Creighton (Team Manager), our first ever Under 15 Scotland team will travel to Loughborough University between Thursday 30th August and Sunday 2nd September to compete in this major multi-sport event, an amazing experience for #FutureThistles at this young age.

The UK School Games have official social media presence across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, through which you can all follow our team’s journey throughout the Games.

We wish all of those involved in this first School Games outing the very best and will be #BackingPurple the full weekend.

Congratulations to the following 26 athletes who will make up the 15 National Long Squad working towards a place in the final 12 who will compete for Scotland at the School Games this autumn:

 

Suzi Atkinson, South Development Academy   –   Cara Beattie, West Development Academy   –   Erin Bolland, U17 Scotland Team

Alex Brogan, West Development Academy   –   Emma Creighton, West Development Academy   –   Cerys Cairns, East Development Academy

Nicola Cosgrove-Clark, West Development Academy   –   Lori Dow, West Development Academy   –   Cerys Finn, East Development Academy

Ruby Finn, East Development Academy   –   Lucy Gaw, South Development Academy   –   Roisa Hughes, West Development Academy

Aina Jenkins Garcia, East Development Academy   –   Emma Latto, U17 Scotland Team   –   Hannah Little, East Development Academy

Lia McGrath, West Development Academy   –   Amy McVitie, South Development Academy   –   Eve Mitchell, West Development Academy

Jazmine Moore, West Development Academy   –   Orla Moore, East Development Academy   –   Sophia Paterson, West Development Academy

Taylor Rennie, West Development Academy   –   Zoe Rennie, U17 Scotland Team   –   Ruth Ritchie, East Development Academy

Iona Scanlan, East Development Academy   –   Abbie Sorrell, East Development Academy

 

Lead Coach:  Gail Parata

Assistant Coach:  Catherine Johnson

Support Coach:  Paige Stalker

Team Manager:  Yvonne Creighton

 

Lead Coach Gail Parata said; “It’s brilliant that netball has been included into the 2018 UK School Games for the first time and we are excited to be invited to compete. 

The U15 age group is very important for the future development of the Scottish Thistle national programme and being Lead Coach means I can share my knowledge and experience with both the players and the Development Academy coaches whom I am looking forward to working with.”

Good luck to all players and management, we can’t wait to follow your progress #FutureThistles.

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