Borders youth hockey stars going from strength to strength
Young players in the Borders are making their mark on the Scottish hockey scene in all age groups.
Four of the younger players representing Scotland attended their first training session at Glasgow National Hockey Centre last weekend with the u15 Scottish squad.
Lily Byers (Selkirk HS and Fjordhus Reivers), Mackenzie Crick (Galashiels Academy and Fjordhus Reivers), Kacey Taitt (Earlston HS and Fjordhus Reivers), Jessica Main (Selkirk High School and Fjordhus Reivers) were all involved.
The season runs through to July 2020 and the young players will have the opportunity to develop as a group of players, competing against similar age groups from the Home Countries.
Molly Darling (Galashiels Academy and Fjordhus Reivers) also attended her first national training session with the Scotland u16 squad at the National Hockey Centre, with the aim of making the Home Countries Internationals in 2020.
Meanwhile, eight further young players in the u18 age group will represent the three City teams of Edinburgh Lightning, Glasgow Thunder and Dundee Devils on Friday to Sunday.
The Academy Series is designed to provide another layer of competition between inter-district and international competition for the best 50-60 young hockey athletes 18 and under in both genders. This will give the best youth hockey players in Scotland the opportunity to stake a claim for a place in our national under 18 programmes and under 21 programmes, who both have European A Division competitions next summer.
Edinburgh Lightning u18 girls: (Livvy Hogg - Earlston HS and Fjordhus Reivers), Molly Byers - (Selkirk HS and Fjordhus Reivers), Erin Lawrence – (Kelso HS and Fjordhus Reivers), Molly Turnbull – (Galashiels Academy and Fjordhus Reivers)
Glasgow Thunder u18 girls: Hannah Miller - Galashiels Academy and Fjordhus Reivers,
Dundee Devils u18 girls Sophie Younger – Kelso HS and Fjordhus Reivers, Kady Hulme - Selkirk HS and Fjordhus Reivers,
Glasgow Thunder u18 boys: Charlie Jack – Inverleith.