Lower Fifth student Melissa McAlpine is a rising star in the international netball ranks and hopes to play for Scotland.
Melissa trialed for the Scotland Netball U17 Long Squad on 22nd June in Glasgow. This was a gruelling day of fitness, skills, ball work and matchplay with around 50 girls from all over Scotland including the Orkneys and Shetland. The announcement came the following week and with it the commitment to play for your country. She has attended two full weekends of training so far and the last one was at the Emirates Arena alongside the senior Scotland team who were trialing for the Commonwealth Games which are being held in Glasgow next July/August. This will continue every other weekend until Christmas when the squad for the European Championships will be chosen. We are informed that the best thing about playing for Scotland is meeting and playing with new people and the worst bits are the early starts and the ice baths!
Good luck Melissa.