Top Scottish netball team Sirens to have open day at Aberdeen Sports Village

UWS Sirens.

An elite netball team is set to visit Aberdeen this weekend to show girls the way to a career in sport.

UWS Sirens are a relatively new team based at the £113 million Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

Owned by Netball Scotland, they are Scotland’s only female professional sports team and play in the top-flight Vitality Netball Superleague, which is beamed live around the country on Sky Sports and is set to start on February 10.

Saturday’s event for S1-S3 girls at Aberdeen Sports Village will see Sirens’ players and staff from oil firm Wood Group help develop their core netball skills.

Beginning at 10am and running for an hour and 45 minutes, there will be the chance to play the game and meet the players, as well as a question and answer session.

In the Sirens first season, they pulled in the league’s second and fourth highest TV audiences for the campaign and the third highest spectator audience.

Nine of the team’s players are in the Scottish national side, which qualified for the 2019 World Cup at the weekend with wins over Northern Ireland and Wales.

The Sirens’ mission statement says the team aims to be successful on the court, develop elite-level athletes, grow netball generally and also provide female role models.

This, they hope, will promote lasting equality for women in sport.