Juniors

Welcome to Holyrood Junior Netball Club’s web page!

Holyrood Junior Netball Club provides opportunities for young people, their parents and volunteers to become involved in netball.  Our club encourages fun, participation, sportsmanship and the social aspects of sport. The junior club is run by a group of volunteers.  

We have six competitive teams:

  • U11: Thunder
  • U13: Hurricanes
  • U15: Aces
  • U15: Embers
  • U17: Sparks
  • Div 5: Highlanders

All of our coaches are volunteers. There are also opportunities for older players to assist with coaching and umpiring.

Training and Matches

We train at Firrhill High School from September to June.  Our U11s and U13s don’t have regular matches but play in tournaments in the second half of the season.  Our U15s and U17s play in the CENA Junior Netball League.  The Sparks and Highlanders play in Division 5 of the CENA Senior Netball League.

U11 Thunder and U13 Hurricanes:

  • Training: Wednesday, 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Firrhill High School
  • Matches: Tournaments throughout the season.  Details to be confirmed
  • Coach: Colleen McCrone

U15 Aces and U15 Embers:

  • Training: Wednesday, 7:00pm to 8:15pm at Firrhill High School
  • Matches: Sunday morning at Craigroyston High School
  • Coach: Colleen McCrone

U17 Sparks and Div 5 Highlanders:

  • Training: Wednesday, 8:15pm to 9:30pm at Firrhill High School
  • Matches: Sunday afternoon/evening at the Oriam Centre or St.Augustine’s R.C. High School
  • Coach: Kath Stevens

Our teams also enter the Scottish Cup where games are played on various dates and venues throughout the season.  Talent-identified players are also invited to trial for Edinburgh District U15 and U17 teams.

Trials

Trials for all junior teams are held in late August and early September, when we welcome new players at all levels. Further details will be available closer to the time.  In the meantime, if you would like to join us, please contact us by email: holyroodjuniors@gmail.com.

Wellbeing and Child Protection

Our club adheres to Netball Scotland’s Club Wellbeing & Child Protection Policy which you can view here

Our Wellbeing and Protection Officer is Lucy Harkins.  She is responsible for ensuring the safeguarding and protection of children within the sport, and ensuring that all club volunteers are aware of the duty of care to protect all children from harm.

Lucy has completed Netball Scotland’s Child Wellbeing and Protection Officer Course.  If you have any concerns about child wellbeing and protection in relation to our club, please contact Lucy Harkins by email: cwpo.holyroodjuniors@gmail.com.