Netball league on target for success

A PILOT netball league established by Borders Sport and Leisure Active Schools team in the central Borders has been heralded a hit.

The league is aimed to give local Primary school netball teams the chance to play regularly against each other on a full size court and competitive matches were held every Thursday over a six-week period (from April 25 to May 30) at the Queens Leisure Centre in Galashiels.

Organised by Borders Sport & Leisure Active Schools Coordinators Lesley Patterson, Gemma Ross and Karen Cornwall, five Primary schools participated in the league: Lauder, Newtown, Melrose, Langlee and Knowepark.

Ms Patterson said: “This project has been a great success. It has brought together schools from different towns and enabled the children to develop their skills, play competitive games and socialise together. We would like to thank all the pupils and teachers involved and especially Gwen Bradley who assisted by umpiring the Games each week.”

Due to the support for the programme, it is planned to run a similar initiative at the start of the new school year. Any Primary Schools within the Galashiels, Earlston and Selkirk areas interested in becoming involved should contact Gemma Ross on 07887471129.