Applications flood in for netball fest

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PEEBLES Netball hosted its annual festival for P7 girls in Tweeddale schools last week.

A bumper crop of applications was received from young players, with 52 girls attending, representing eight different primary schools.

They were put through their paces by players from Peebles Netball who demonstrated practice drills and moves, before the youngsters played in mini-matches.

Prizes were presented by Peebles Netball international star Jo Pettitt, with Jessica Wodehouse (St Ronan’s) winning best attacker, Sophie Walpole (West Linton) judged best defender and Abbey Scrimger (Priorsford) picking up the award for most athletic player across the court.

A squad of 18 players was selected to take part in further coaching sessions during the coming weeks.