Peebles Netball courts players for new development league

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In an exciting new venture for the next netball season, Peebles Netball is inviting current adult and ex-players to get their bibs on and return to the court to play in a new adults’ development league.

The new league will be based at Peebles High School games hall and will meet on Sunday evenings from a few weeks before Christmas and into the New Year.

Former and current players from the age of 15 years upwards are invited to form teams to enter the league, or simply register their interest as an individual player, who can be placed within a team, to make up to eight teams to start the league.

It is expected that standards of play will vary and that teams will be divided into Division 1 and Division 2 after all playing each other.

Plans are in progress for regular training sessions for those taking part in the league who want additional practices. Linda Nicholson, coach at Peebles Netball explained: “Peebles is a junior club, and when our players leave school there is no further netball provision for them locally.

“All over Scotland, women are returning to the netball court and we want to be able to do this in the Borders.

“League teams will vary from the very experienced to newly-formed recreational squads, but we expect the league overall to be fun, sociable and a great way to keep fit.”

Two refresher sessions will be held at Peebles High School Games Hall on Tuesday, July 29 from 7-8pm and on Thursday, August 7 from 7-8pm.

Contact Linda on Crowwood@tiscali.co.uk or 07549 861609 for more information.