Netball Europe Under 17’s Championship Results
1st February 2019
Last weekend our under 17’s travelled to Huddersfield for the #NEU17CHAMPS. Our #FutureThistles, returned home from the Netball Europe Under 17’s Championships having secured a 3rd place victory. All 12 athletes took to the court over the weekend, securing wins against both Northern Ireland and the UAE.
The team took part in 4 games across the 3 days, with the first being against Wales at 12pm on Friday. This was a tightly contested match with Wales just pipping Scotland for the win, full time score of Scotland 46 – Wales 55. Their second match against the UAE was at 7pm that same day. Scotland’s U17’s looked in charge from the get-go, with a half time score of Scotland 35 – UAE 16. Their good form carried them through to achieve their 1st victory of the #NEU17CHAMPS, final score Scotland 72 – UAE 30. Saturday brought the teams third match of the competition, this time against Northern Ireland. A well-rested team took to the court at 5pm and left with their 2nd win of the competition, final score Scotland 57 – Northern Ireland 33. The weekends concluding match seen our Scottish U17’s take on England U17’s. This was a hotly anticipated game with both sides having secured convincing victories over the weekend. Scotland gave it everything but missed out on their 3rd win of the competition, final score Scotland 16 – England 81.
Congratulations to all 12 of our #FutureThistles Suzi Atkinson, Emma Barrie, Erin Bolland, Cerys Cairns, Lucy Cheyne, Zara Flett, Emma Grant, Carla McKnight, Imogen McMichael, Nina Mowatt, Kristi Rendall and Anna Sherry, on their amazing 3rd place victory! And a special mention to the Management Team, Jayne Duncan (TM), Kimberley Wharton (LC), Frances Doyle (AC), Jacqui Anderson (Physio) for all your hard work over that incredible weekend of netball!
For those who couldn’t make the journey to Huddersfield, the games were streamed live across Netball Scotland socials so that supporters back home could continue #BackingPurple. But don’t worry if you missed it, you can catch up on all the action over the week end on Netball Europe’s Youtube Page.