Fiona aims for Scot­land U-21 place

Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - SPORTS -

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.”

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