School sports: McLeery is voted player of the year at Netball Scotland Awards

Nicola McLeery was voted Player of the Year at the recent Netball Scotland Awards and the Calderglen High School pupil is hoping that 2013 will be equally positive.

Nicola McLeery was voted Player of the Year at the recent Netball Scotland Awards and the Calderglen High School pupil is hoping that 2013 will be equally positive.

The East Kilbride teenager is one of eight school pupils in an initial Scottish Under-21 squad of 21 players that will be whittled down to produce the team for the World Youth Championships in Glasgow next August.

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In the initial Under-17 squad for the European Junior Championships in Malta next March, Hyndland Secondary has four girls – Sara Bastekin, Rosie Curely, Eilidh McCallum and Claire Tuhoy – in the line-up.

Under-17 squad: Sara Bastekin, Rosie Curley, Eilidh McCallum, Claire Tuhoy (all Hyndland Secondary), Gillian Campbell (Perth Grammar), Jaimie Cooper, Sarah MacPhail, Shannah Muir (all Kirkwall Grammar), Rachel Doughty (Mary Erskine’s School), Rachael Eynon (Perth Academy), Claire Johnson (Aith Junior HS), Jenny Hudson, Neve McLean, Lauren Tait (all Peebles HS), Rebecca Kalume (Newtownhill), Chloe McGarvey (Our Lady’s HS, Cumbernauld), Courtney Marsden, Erin Moore (both Arbroath HS), Alicia Mathieson (Queen Anne HS), Claire Metcalf (Craigmount HS), Jacqueline Murphy (Duncanrig Secondary School), Taylah Spence (Stromness Academy), Leigh Valentine (Cumbernauld HS), Beth Wilson, Sophie Rooney (both Holy Cross HS, Hamilton), Alannah Tulloch (Perth HS).

School pupils in Under-21 squad: Amy Craig (Our Lady’s HS, Cumbernauld), Katie Gallagher (Duncanrig Secondary School), Hannah McCaig (Balerno Community School), Nicola McLeery (Calderglen HS), Rebecca Munn (Notre Dame HS), Jo Pettitt (Peebles HS), Bethany Sutherland (Golspie HS), Catriona Thomson (Hillhead HS).