Netball Scotland. National Finals Day 2016.

National Finals Day

Stand by for the highlight of the Netball Scotland domestic competition calendar and a day where no fewer than 5 club champions will be crowned at Glasgow Club Bellahouston.

The National Finals Day begins with the final of the Evelyn Beattie Quaich at 9.30am between Dunfermline Ladies and Kelvin.  Kelvin will be looking to better their recent runner-up placing in the Glasgow Netball Association’s League Division 1 and will be heading on court ready to do battle.  This match is then followed by Peebles v Maryhill in the U13 Youth Cup Final at 11.15am.

The U15 Youth Cup Final is at 12.30pm, with Peebles again, this time taking on Edinburgh Rubies.  This game marks the midway stage of the Netball Scotland finals ahead of an encounter between G84 and Scotstoun at 2pm in the U17 Youth Cup Final.

Then at 3.45pm it’s the showpiece event of the day, the Scottish Cup Final, between the trophy holders East Kilbride and Glasgow South Saltires.  East Kilbride will go out on court as favourites having also recently won the Netball Premier League with a perfect record of 18 wins from 18 matches.

The East Kilbride side are a formidable proposition boasting no fewer than four Scottish Thistles in their ranks: Lynsey Gallagher (GA) and Sam Murphy (C) from the senior national team and rising stars Bethan Goodwin (GS) and Nicola McCleery (WA) who have represented their country at junior level.  If the team, from South Lanarkshire, retain the trophy they won last year against Edinburgh Onyx, they will ‘do the double’ becoming both League and Cup Champions.  But it’s all to play for and Saltires – who have Jo Pettit and Lauren Tait in their team, both part of the Scottish Thistles long squad – will not be going down without a fight!

It promises to be a day of enthralling netball action with the 10 teams involved hoping it will end in elation not deflation.  But 10 must become 5, adding to the tension as Scotland’s top teams fight it out on court in the hopes of being crowned victorious!

Doors open at 9am ahead of the first of five finals at 9.30am.

Admission is on the door priced: £5 for adults and £3 for kids.  Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis and hence early arrival is recommended to avoid disappointment!