Scots seek success in championship challenge

Scotland’s Senior Men travel to Luxembourg this week in their latest European adventure, with the qualifying round for the 2013 CEV European Championship – Small Countries Division.

The Thistles face up to the challenge of Faroe Islands, Ireland, Northern Ireland and hosts Luxembourg in their bid to win a spot in the finals, to be played in Cyprus next year.

The hopes and dreams of the nation lie in the hands of the following team selection:

Colin Giles – Kilmarnock Blaze
Gavin Watt – AS Cannes

Niall Collin – City of Edinburgh
Calllum Green – Leeds Carnegie

Middle Blockers
Stewart Caldwell – Kilmarnock Blaze
Ruari Isted – London Malory Eagles
Stuart Edgar – Kilmarnock Blaze

Wing Spikers
Seain Cook – Leeds Carnegie
Alistair Green – Kilmarnock Blaze
Jamie McHardy – City of Edinburgh
Tom Young – Coventry & Warwick Riga

Mike Penny – City of Edinburgh

The team will be captained by Stuart Edgar, who edges ever-closer to Iain Grubb’s all-time record of caps won, while there are first-time callups for Alistair Green and Tom Young in a new-look squad showing five changes from the team which finished 4th in the last championships, in Andorra 12 months ago.

It is hoped to have live ball-by-ball commentry on the SVA Facebook page, while the scores will also be carried on the CEV website.


Steve Scott

Senior Men Team Manager