Team Scotland Reveal The Netball Line Up For Gold Coast 2018
15th February 2018
Team Scotland revealed the 12 athletes successfully selected to compete in netball at this year’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, including 9 UWS Sirens athletes. To mark the occassion, Ella Gibbons, Sam Murphy, Emily Nicholl, Captain Claire Brownie, Nic McCleery, Niamh McCall and Jo Pettitt (pictured above left to right) joined some of their fellow #TeamScotland teammates for a media day hosted in the splendid surroundings of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
An exciting squad of 12 players, with an even split of youth and experience. Six return from the Glasgow 2014 team, including Claire Brownie who will captain the team in Gold Coast, vice-captain Lynsey Gallagher and stalwart Hayley Mulheron, who has over 100 caps for the National side. Of the six athletes making their Games debut, three are age 20 or younger; Bethany Sutherland who captained the 2017 World Youth Cup team to eighth place in Botswana, Beth Goodwin, named Player of the Tournament on her senior debut at the Netball Europe Championships in 2016, and Niamh McCall, the first player born in the 2000’s to receive a senior cap.
Captain Claire Brownie of the Scottish Thistles and UWS Sirens said: “I am honoured and very excited to be selected for the Commonwealth Games. It is an amazing experience to be part of Team Scotland, I absolutely loved it in 2014 and cannot wait to join up with the wider Team Scotland family, get out to the Gold Coast and put all of our hard work into practice. We have an amazing squad full of youth and experience, we are delighted with our new Team Scotland playing kit which nods to both our Scottish Thistles presence mixed in with the Team Scotland design, and we are really excited for the opportunity to represent our country in front of the world.”
We are incredibly proud of the 12 athletes, and the Management Team who have been working tirelessly over recent months and seasons to get to this point. We will be of course, #BackingPurple and supporting #TeamScotland2018 all the way and cannot wait to watch the national team (from afar) during their time in Australia.
The Team Scotland netball line up:
Claire Brownie (C)
Fiona Fowler (nee Themann)
Lynsey Gallagher (VC)
Check out the official Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 website for the full netball schedule.