A North-east school has secured a double national final triumph on the same weekend.
Lathallan School’s S2 and U18 netball teams both won their respective Scottish Schools Cup matches at Oriam Sports Centre in Edinburgh despite there only being 51 girls on the school’s secondary roll.
Coach Fiona Howie said: “I’ve worked with these girls since they were in junior school and have always recognised their potential.
“I am proud that their hard work, commitment and passion for the game shone though, leading them to these outstanding victories.”
The S2 team beat Waid Academy 22-11 in their bronze final, even though they were behind after the first quarter.
In contrast, the U18 team led all the way in their open silver final with Holy Cross School, finishing both the first and second halves with seven-point margins.
U18s skipper Phoebe Verstralen said: “I am so proud of our team, we worked together throughout every single match leading up to the finals.
“We never gave up and demonstrated the team spirit, school ethos and playing skills learned from Mrs Howie.
“The team is grateful for the supporters who travelled to cheer us on in the final.
“We are a small school, but we have a big heart and we are ecstatic to bring the cup home.”
Geraldine McGuire, Netball Scotland’s head of development, said: “We are delighted to congratulate Lathallan’s players, coaches, umpires, volunteers and supporters in their recent Scottish Schools Cup success.
“For such a small school, in a rural part in the North-east of Scotland, nurturing not just one but two teams of talented netballers, is testament to the guidance and support of their netball coaches.”
More than 250 teams competed in this year’s Scottish Schools Cup.