Squad success

A NEW wave of young female footballers are currently learning their trade at the Galashiels Academy multicourts on Wednesdays, from 5-6pm.

The girls range in ages from 10 to 15, and the aim is to develop squads at under-13 and under-15 level. Training is open to girls of all abilities and costs £1 per night.

Playing their first games, a squad travelled to Edinburgh to face Hibs under-13 and under-15 development teams.

The Borderers defeated Hibs under-13s at seven-a-sides by 8-6, then triumphed 5-4 when meeting the hosts’ under-15s at 11-a-sides.

Any girls interested in joining the squad should get in touch with Fred Blackie (078149 74458, email fredblackie4@tiscali.co.uk) or Mick Mcewan (07773 785072, email MeciMch@aol.com).