Leyland to join Scots netball squad for tournament in Wales
Lerwick netball player Sophie May Leyland has been selected to represent Scotland’s under-21 squad in a tri-series tournament taking place at the weekend in Cardiff.
Over three days she will play against the under-19 and under-21 Wales squads and the under-21 Singapore squad each once. The tournament is one of the many competitions Leyland can be selected for this year in preparation for the World Youth Championships at Glasgow in August.
A squad of 14 has been selected from a Scottish pool of 21 and they are travelling down this week for the competition, to be played from Thursday to Saturday.
Leyland said she was very excited to be part of the squad because the players had just undergone a long and hard period of winter training.
She said: “It’s great now we can put out training into practice. We are confident that we will give both Wales and Singapore a good game.”
Leyland will be playing against players who are also part of the Welsh national squad. She said she hoped to learn a lot from the tournament in order to keep improving for the rest of the competitions in the year ahead.