Volleyball: Capital trio in Scots team

Scotland’s women’s volleyball team get the chance to start the new year on a high when they compete in this weekend’s Novotel Cup in Luxembourg.

Head coach Craig Faill has included City of Edinburgh trio Jen Thom, Naomi Symonds and Fiona Kennie in his squad and also former Edinburgh player Anneka Hastings, now playing for VC Vannes in France.

Faill’s side did not win a set in last year’s competition but, later in 2012 in Malta, they qualified for the final stages of the European Championship Small Countries Division.