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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.

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Carla Borrega

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 …

Emirates Arena, Glasgow
the Sirens, Scotland’s first professional netball team, at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow.  This is before their first ever UK Vitality Netball Superleague match on the 21 February, CEO Claire Nelson (middle) left to right team members Rachel Forbes, Nicole Aiken-Pinnock, Ellen Halpenny and Carla Borrego

UWS and Sirens netball tie-up a winner for women in sport

The Vitality Superleague’s newest netball franchise and Scotland’s only pro netball team, may be shooting for success on the court – but they’re out to be winners off it too.

The Sirens will feature in Sportswmomen Magazine’s Cover Story in our next edition where they tell us that, as well as winning matches and wowing crowds at …

Scotland Six Nations

Prop Balmer retires as Scots finish on a high

Long-serving prop Tracy Balmer has retired from international rugby, after Scotland Women’s recorded their best Six Nations finish in seven years with a final victory over Italy.

The 34-year-old tighthead prop earned her 43rd test cap in the 14-12 victory against Italy at Broadwood Stadium in front of an elated home crowd. It was the first-time …

Scotland Women

Scotland Women ready for Twickenham test



After the excitement and relief of breaking their seven-year duck of losses in the 6 Nations, Scotland national women’s squad have had a fallow week to adjust and regroup ahead of the prospect of England Women at Twickenham Stoop this Saturday (March 11, kick-off 1pm), writes Isobel Irvine.

There are two changes to the starting line-up …

Scotland Women v Wales

Scotland Women celebrate first Six Nations win in seven years

IT’S the story that anyone connected with women’s rugby in Scotland has been eager to write for a seven years and two weeks. A night of thick fog in Lasswade in February 2010 saw Scotland edge the French and register their last win in the women’s 6 Nations. A night of equally torrid weather – this …

Scotland Women at Broadwood

Munro hoping home advantage can boost Scotland in Six Nations

Scotland coach Shade Munro is hoping home advantage can help Scotland Women bounce back from a Six Nations mauling with a victory over Wales.

Munro has made just one change to the side which suffered a heavy defeat in La Rochelle after a promising display in their opening match against Ireland.

With Karen Dunbar out for the rest …

Sirens Netball

Historic night for Sirens in Vitality Superleague debut

There’s a new kind of hoops in Parkhead with the Sirens netball team already playing to a sellout crowd, writes Isobel Irvine.

Kicking off Sky’s TV coverage of this season’s Vitality Netball Superleague were the newest two teams in the competition with the Sirens franchise, based in Glasgow, taking on Wasps at the Emirates Arena.

Huge interest in …

 Lana Skeldon in action for Scotland Women

Fired-up Scotland chase win in France

FOLLOWING a highly competitive match in this season’s first 6 Nations outing against the Irish, Scotland will be looking to build on that performance against current title holders France this Saturday, writes Isobel Irvine.

Though the opposition are occupying last place in the table after last weekend’s defeat to England at Twickenham, the powerful French will be …