Juniors net national award for second year

Bryony Patterson, Peebles Netball U17 team captain and Linda Nicholson received the Governing Body's School Team of the Year accolade for the second year in succession.
Bryony Patterson, Peebles Netball U17 team captain and Linda Nicholson received the Governing Body's School Team of the Year accolade for the second year in succession.
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Peebles Netball has won a governing body major award for the second year in succession.

Representatives from the club travelled to the Hilton Hotel in central Glasgow at the weekend for Netball Scotland’s annual awards night.

The evening brings together the elite netballers from the Scottish national squads with representatives from the clubs, sponsors, officials and all the supporting structures which this year have contributed to improving the national Scottish Thistles team world ranking to 10th.

Peebles Netball had been nominated for no fewer than four categories of award and had been shortlisted for each: Volunteer of the Year; Junior Coach of the Year; Junior Club of the Year; and School Team of the Year.

And the club was not disappointed when they were chosen to receive their Governing Body’s School Team of the Year accolade for the second year in succession.

Peebles Netball coaches and manages the Peebles High School teams from S1 to senior age groups and has had success at the Scottish Schools’ championships each year since its inception in 2006. Around 150 school teams take part in the championships each year and over the last two years Peebles HS has won four gold section titles from S1 to Senior age groups, an achievement surpassing any other school in Scotland.

Coach to Peebles Netball, Linda Nicholson, said: “We were delighted to pick up this award for the second year in succession.

“It reflects an incredible amount of dedication from all of the players and a huge team effort from many volunteers who support me with team management, committee duties and fundraising.

“It keeps us firmly on the netballing map in Scotland and contributes to Peebles High School reputation for sport as well as academia.”