Hillhead/Jordanhill captain praises team after Murrayfield cup win

HILLHEAD/JORDANHILL Ladies captain Louise McMillan, paid tribute to her side after they defeating Murrayfield Wanderers 26-23 in a close-fought Sarah Beaney Cup final at Murrayfield.

A decisive try from Hannah Smith, her second of the match, converted by Ally Cook was enought to shade it.

Hillhead/Jordanhill captain, McMillan, said: “Before we always talked about how we deserved …


Murrayfield Wanderers and Hillhead/Jordanhill set for cup battle

Murrayfield Wanderers take on BT Women’s Premier League rivals Hillhead/Jordanhill In the Sarah Beaney Cup final on Saturday in the BT Cup Finals Day.

It’s a repeat of last year’s final, where Wanderers came out on top. Hillhead/Jordanhill will be out for revenge, having also lost out on the league title to their Edinburgh rivals earlier …


Scot Dryburgh sets pace in Morocco

Scotland’s Gemma Dryburgh opened with a four-under-par 68 to take a one stroke lead at the Lalla Meryem Cup in Rabat, Morocco.

The 23-year-old from Aberdeen carded five birdies and one bogey on the Blue Course at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam and said that she would go to bed happy knowing that she was ahead …


Scottish Cycling events chief hails Youth Tour success

Elynor Backstedt from Team Wales has won the Youth Tour of Scotland general classification as 150 youth riders took to the roads at Scottish Cycling’s flagship event which saw entries from girls up by a fifth on 2016.

Elynor, daughter of Magnus Backstedt, former professional cyclist who won Paris-Roubaix in 2004, competed strongly, while Abernyte’s Alfie …


Scottish Rugby launches drive to boost number of female players

SCOTTISH Rugby has launched a campaign to increase the number of women and girls playing the game, featuring international Emma Wassell.

The #BeTheBestYou digital campaign is aimed at using video and social media to highlight the attractions of the sport, while coaching sessions will focus on the enjoyment and social scene players enjoy.

Scottish Rugby is out …


Carla Borrego: why I had to be pushed into netball

Sirens netball star Carla Borrego has told how she had to be pushed into netball as a teenager and didn’t think she would make it as a player, writes Isobel Irvine.

As they prepare for only their third home game, after scoring their first win in Glasgow with a 51-45 success over Team Bath, Borrego told Sportswomanmag.co.uk …


Scottish Cycling chief hails rise in youth tour female riders

Scottish Cycling chief executive Craig Burn has hailed a surge in entries by female riders for this year’s Youth Tour of Scotland as the governing body continues its drive to attract more women to the sport.

The event, now in its sixth year has seen entries from female riders rise by a fifth.

He said: “We are …