Selkirk girls set the standard for foreign tours

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SELKIRK High School pupils have returned from a successful hockey tour of the Netherlands.

A total of 33 pupils and four staff boarded the boat from Newcastle to Amsterdam for the three-day trip, staying in Noordwijk in the west of the country.

The girls’ first match was against Barendrecht, a large club just south of Rotterdam who run 64 teams. Selkirk played two games, losing both, but playing some good hockey against their talented opponents.

The second game against GHC Rapid saw the juniors play very well, despite losing four goals in the final 15 minutes of a match which was longer than the girls were used to.

The seniors notched an early goal in their game and managed to run out 4-0 victors.

Colin Ross, who accompanied the girls to the Netherlands, said: “I would like to say what a pleasure it was to go away with these girls, they were complemented everywhere we went as being very polite and friendly. They were a credit to Selkirk High School and their families.”

Thanks were made to sponsors Braidwood Clays, Millers of Jedburgh, Stark Main & Co, Tony’s Tower, Luckenbooth, Rotary Club, Rugby Club, Southeast Heating, Auto Choice, Selkirk Blinds, Keith McLean Carpets and Project Milestones Ltd.