Senior Men and Senior Women Squads announced for SCA Championships 2022

With only a few weeks to go, both the Scotland Men’s National Team and the Scotland Women’s National Team have announced their squads for the upcoming CEV Small Countries Association (SCA) Championships 2022. Both squads mix a range of youth and experience with the Men aiming to retain their title from 2019 whilst the Women aim to go one step better and win gold after silver in 2019.


SMNT Head Coach Ally Jack said, “After countless training weekends, training camps in Stoke & Durham, 3 high performance friendlies, new systems, new players, 3 match days of the new national team performance league… the selection for the 2022 European Small Countries Association Finals in the Faroe Islands from the 12th to 16th of May has been made.
“With representation from 5 clubs across 3 countries, the squad has a mix of experience and enthusiasm that has left me very pleased with the calibre of players at my disposal.
“However, it’s not just those selected that have been influential in raising the performance level. The commitment and hard work from the whole training squad has demonstrated their determination for the final 12 to arrive in the Faroes ready to defend their title.
“Congratulations to everyone selected.”

Whilst SWNT Head Coach Vince Krawczyk said, “It’s fantastic to know that international volleyball is returning for Scotland’s female volleyball stars after more than two years without a competition due to the world problems of that time.

“You can see the excitement and intensity build among the group of players who are preparing for the upcoming trip to Iceland.
“They are not planning just to take part. They would dearly love to go one better than the silver medal they won at the last SCA championships in 2019.
“However, fast improving countries stand in their way, the favourites Iceland, the Faroes Islands and Ireland.
“The Scottish women have considerable experience in their ranks with captain Laura McReady of Su Ragazzi fast approaching a Scotland record caps total joined by her much capped club mate Carly Murray, Mhairi Agnew currently playing at the top end in France, Shona Fraser starring for English champions Durham University, Katie Barbour and Emma Waldie starters for Scottish champions City of Edinburgh Volleyball, Rachel Morrison captain of cup winners University of Edinburgh and Linsey Bunten similarly captain of cup runners up Caledonia West Volleyball . The squad is completed by a group of 5 talented young players.
“The success of the trip could be dictated by the team’s performance in the first match against Iceland, so every moment of the teams remaining preparation will be geared to getting off to a flying start at the tournament.
“We know that this squad will set out to do Scotland proud”


SMNT Squad

Name Cap Number Caps Last Cap Club Position
Niall Collin 129 62 Novotel Cup 2020 City of Edinburgh Opposite
Fraser Brown 153 15 Novotel Cup 2020 City of Edinburgh Setter
Stuart MacKenzie 158 15 SCA Championships 2019 Su Ragazzi Libero
Darren Martin 162 13 Novotel Cup 2020 Su Ragazzi Middle
Connor Boyle 157 12 Celtic Cup 2019 City of Edinburgh Outside Hitter
Edward Oldbury 168 9 Novotel Cup 2020 City of Edinburgh Middle
Cameron Hook 178 8 Novotel Cup 2020 University of Durham Outside Hitter
Jonny Black 170 7 Novotel Cup 2020 City of Edinburgh Outside Hitter
Conor Walker 166 6 SCA Championships 2019 BK Tromsø Outside Hitter
Liam Darling 172 6 SCA Championships 2019 City of Edinburgh Libero
Mark Cathro 171 1 Carol Russel Trophy 2019 City of Edinburgh Middle
Euan Fraser 182 0   University of Essex Setter


SWNT Squad

Name Cap Number Caps Last Cap Club
Laura McReady 139 52 Novotel Cup 2020 Su Ragazzi
Carly Murray 161 36 Novotel Cup 2020 Su Ragazzi
Linsey Bunten 141 34 Novotel Cup 2020 Caledonia West
Katie Barbour 164 31 Novotel Cup 2020 City of Edinburgh
Mhairi Agnew 163 31 Novotel Cup 2020 Vitrolles Sport VB – DEF
Emma Waldie 170 22 Novotel Cup 2020 City of Edinburgh
Shona Fraser 167 22 Novotel Cup 2020 Durham University
Rachel Morrison 171 19 Novotel Cup 2020 University of Edinburgh
Ellen Ranklin 175 2 Celtic Cup 2019 City of Edinburgh
Laura Baillie 174 2 Celtic Cup 2019 Caledonia West / University of Glasgow
Jennifer Lee   0   City of Edinburgh
Jessica Gillies   0   City of Edinburgh / Edinburgh Napier University
Karolina Wroblewska   0   Caledonia West / University of Glasgow


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