Nicholson named school coach of the year

Peebles Netball's Caillie Douce, Linda Nicholson, Lynn Hudson and Jo Pettitt at the Netball Scotland awards night
Peebles Netball's Caillie Douce, Linda Nicholson, Lynn Hudson and Jo Pettitt at the Netball Scotland awards night

PEEBLES Netball coach Linda Nicholson has bagged a national trophy.

Nicholson received Netball Scotland’s school coach of the year title at the organisation’s awards night.

Over the previous season she coached eight teams at school, club and district level.

Four of the Peebles High teams reached Scottish schools finals, with the third-year side claiming the national title.

Peebles Netball’s under-15 team won the Scottish Youth Cup, while the Border District Under-17 team picked up the Performance Tier Scottish District Championship.

Two players were selected for the Scottish Under-21 squad, one played for the Scottish Under-17 team in the European Championships and eight were selected for the East of Scotland development squad, with four players chosen to play against Ireland.

The club was also commended within the junior club of the year category.