Children’s Games volleyball gets a boost

FLYING THE FLAG: Saltire directors John Clark and Jill Keohane, managing director of Saltire Facilities Management Ltd David Black, South Lanarkshire Council depute leader Jackie Burns and North Lanarkshire Council depute leader Jim Smith are pictured with volleyball squad members Marc McLaughlin, Andrew McLeod, Jordan Scott and Andrew McIntyre.
FLYING THE FLAG: Saltire directors John Clark and Jill Keohane, managing director of Saltire Facilities Management Ltd David Black, South Lanarkshire Council depute leader Jackie Burns and North Lanarkshire Council depute leader Jim Smith are pictured with volleyball squad members Marc McLaughlin, Andrew McLeod, Jordan Scott and Andrew McIntyre.

ONE of Scotland’s leading central heating specialists, Saltire, has served a winner by sponsoring the volleyball competitions at this year’s International Children’s Games.

The two large sports halls at Wishaw Sports Centre will host the three-day volleyball event, which will see 125 players from 11 countries participating.

Volleyball is one of nine sports at the Lanarkshire Children’s Games which starts on August 3.

The boys’ and girls’ Team Lanarkshire volleyball squads were established just over a year ago but have really gone from strength to strength.

The boys’ squad finished second and the girls’ squad – which includes St. Maurice’s High School pupils Michelle Bradley, Christie Lamb, Irene McAuley and Shannon Rutter – came fourth in the Scottish Junior National League this year at under 16 age level.

For the full story see this week’s Cumbernauld News and Kilsyth Chronicle.