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:

  • U12: Sparks
  • U14: Hurricanes
  • U16: Embers
  • U18: Chieftains
  • Div 5: Highlanders

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

Training and Matches

We train on Thursday evenings at The Galleon, George Watson’s College, 69 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH10 5EG from August to June.

Our U12s don’t have regular matches but play in tournaments in the second half of the season.  Our U14s, U16s and U18s play in the CENA Junior Netball League.  The Highlanders train alongside the senior teams and play in Division 5 of the CENA Senior Netball League.

U12 Sparks:

  • Training: Thursday, 5:30 – 6:30, George Watson’s College.  
  • Matches: Tournaments throughout the season.  
  • Coach: Beth Climie

U14 Hurricanes:

  • Training: Thursday, 5:30 – 6:30, George Watson’s College.  
  • Matches: Sunday morning at the Oriam Centre.
  • Coach: Jen Franz

U16 Embers and U18 Chieftains:

  • Training: Thursday, 5:30 – 7:30, George Watson’s College.  
  • Matches: Sunday morning at the Oriam Centre.
  • Coach: Amanda Gillies

Div 5 Highlanders:

  • Training: Thursday, 8:00 – 9:30, George Watson’s College.  
  • Matches: Sunday afternoon/evening at the Oriam Centre. 
  • Coach: Colleen McCrone

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.


Junior Trials: Junior trials will take place on Thursday 17th August (5.30pm-7pm) and Thursday 24th August 2023 (5:30pm-7pm) at George Watsons Galleon, Edinburgh. Please click the links below to register for the appropriate age group.

U12 Trial Registration Form

U14 Trial Registration Form

U16 Trial Registration Form

U18 Trial Registration Form

For further information, please 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 Mara Cortellessa.  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.  Mara 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 Mara Cortellessa by email: cwpo.holyroodjuniors@gmail.com.