Scotland’s senior women travel to Luxembourg today to start the defence of their SCA Championship, which they won last year in Iceland. By chance, they take on Iceland tomorrow (Friday) in their first match at 5.30 (local time). Saturday sees the Scots take on neighbours, Northern Ireland.
These pool matches decide the semi-final places, which are played on Saturday evening. The other pool of Luxembourg, Ireland and Malta will provide tough opposition with the top two sides in each pool qualifying for the semi-finals.
The finals games are on Sunday with the Gold Medal Match at 5.30 pm.
Head Coach, Daniel Traylor, commented, “It’s exciting to be leading the team for the first time as head coach. The team has worked extremely hard in preparation for the Small Countries finals. After the team won last year there is a nice amount of pressure to defend the title and come home with the gold medal. Last time we played Luxembourg in a final we lost a close match in 4 sets and the players are eager to get some revenge!”
The Scottish team: Laura McReady, Carly Murray, Emma Waldie, Katie Barbour, Rachel Morrison, Chloe Rutherford, Shona Fraser, Claire Ramage, Nicole Ramage, Raveen Gill, Ellen Ranklin, Mhairi Agnew
Coaches: Daniel Traylor and Fiona Welsh. Manager Gail Wilson with Referee Dominik Sirant travelling with the team.