Fiona aims for Scotland U-21 place
FIONA Farquharson is hoping to take her next step within the Scotland netball set-up by winning a place in the Under-21 squad.
The Cults-based player has been capped at youth level, but is now looking to continue her progression.
Fiona was part of the Scottish side which came fourth in the top section of the European U17 championships.
Now she is shooting for selection at an older age group.
Fiona said: “I have trials for the Scotland U21s in June. It’s going to be a massive step up, but I’m really excited about it.
“The ultimate aim is to make the Commonwealth Games in 2014. It would be amazing to represent Scotland in front of a home crowd in Glasgow.
“Picturing myself there is the big motivation for me when things aren’t going well.
“The highlight of last year was when we went to Chester to play in the European Championships for Scotland.”
Fiona’s performances on the court in 2010 have been recognised with a nomination for the Chris Anderson Memorial Medal.
The 18-year-old spends a lot of time on the road for the love of her sport and hopes that will be rewarded with more Scotland caps.
She said: “I have to go to Glasgow every fortnight for training. It is a lot of effort, but it’s definitely worth it.
“My Hazlehead team won the Aberdeen league last year which was really good.
“I’m delighted to be nominated for the award, but it would be a shock if I won it.”