YOUNG hockey stars from the Borders made their mark for Scotland over the weekend.

Players from the region featured in four age-group national teams in the test series against Wales in Cardiff and Glasgow.

The Under 16s were up against it on Friday after travelling from Edinburgh during the day and getting off the bus less than an hour before their first international.

But after slow starts by all the teams, they soon got into their stride and produced some fantastic fast-paced hockey.

The Scottish girls, featuring Molly Morris and Livvy Hogg in all three games and Erin Lawrence, Molly Byers and Holly Shepherd in two, won the test series with two wins and a draw.

It was a fantastic learning experience for the new squad under their new coach Kelly Singleton Pryde-Fillingham and it was pleasing to see the progress and development that was made over the three days.

The Under 16s girls will now return to their National Age Group squad training in preparation for games against England over the weekend of May 4 and 5.

The Scotland Under 16s Boys, featuring Charlie Jack in all three games, were comfortable winners of the series with three wins. And Charlie even bagged himself a couple of goals.

The boys, despite 12 players gaining their first caps, played with real confidence and were never really put under pressure.

Borders players Tara Aitchison, Rhona Gowans, Morven Cawthorn and Lorna Crawford all turned out for Scotland Under 21s at Glasgow National Hockey Centre.

Although Wales won the series with two wins and a draw, progress and development was evident over the three days by the Scots, who had a number of Under 18s players stepping up an age level.

Down in Cardiff the Scotland Under 18s, featuring Hannah Miller from Fjordhus Reivers in all three games, were successful in securing the series win with two wins and a draw.

This was an excellent outcome as the entire team were Under 17s, most playing for the first time in this age group.


Scotland U16 girls - 6-2 win

Scotland U16 boys - 4-2 win

Scotland U18 girls - 5-5 draw

Scotland U18 boys - 2-2 draw

Scotland U21 girls - 3-4 loss


Scotland U16 girls - 2-1 win

Scotland U16 boys - 4-0 win

Scotland U18 girls - 2-1 win

Scotland U18 boys - 2-2 draw

Scotland U21 girls - 1-1 draw


Scotland U16 girls - 1-1 draw

Scotland U16 boys - 3-1 win

Scotland U18 girls - 4-2 draw

Scotland U18 boys - 8-1 win

Scotland U21 girls - 1-5 loss