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Scotland to Compete at Inaugural School Netball Games

31st May 2018

Netball Scotland are excited to announce that we have been invited to enter an Under 15 netball 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.

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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