University of Edinburgh Students Represent Netball Scotland

University of Edinburgh Students represent Scotland in the U19 and U21 Netball test matches against Wales

Image of netball players Holly Turnbull, Mia Mathewson and Katie Joslin with Head of Netball, Trish Wilcox holding scottish flag

University of Edinburgh Netball Performance athletes have been making their mark on Scottish Netball this month. Four current students from our performance netball programme travelled on 14 April to participate in the Scotland U21 and U19 matches against Wales at Emirates Arena in Glasgow.  

The U19 match saw Edinburgh student Jess Mitchell play a vital role on the Scotland side, playing both wing attack and centre throughout the game. The match was highly contested, with both teams edging ahead at various stages of the game, however a nail-biting final quarter saw Scotland secure a win with a final score of 45-41. 

Fellow students, Holly Turnbull, Mia Mathewson and Katie Joslin were next to face Wales in the U21 match. All three students had strong performances, securing a convincing 68-42 win. 

Following the age group test match series, the Sirens professional squad played Severn Stars in the Netball Super league, captained by Edinburgh Alumni Emily Nicholl. Hall of fame inductee, Claire Maxwell showed a powerful performance and was awarded player of the match after a narrow 52-49 loss. 

The continuing development of the Performance Netball programme at University of Edinburgh has been essential in preparing young athletes for the National Pathway Programmes and show-casing the potential of our talented students.  


Further Info  

Women’s Netball Performance Programme