The final day of the school games 2013 saw two of the Scotland teams in the bronze medal matches.
The girls bronze medal match was a replay of the epic encounter between England Central and Scotland West.
The stabling performance of captain Jane Drauze-Brown twinned with the hitting threat and blocking from Mhairi Agnew ensured that the Scotland West girls had the game under control despite constant pressure for England Central. It was a great team performance and one which fully merited the bronze medals.
The boys semi-final also saw England Central and Scotland West pitched against each other. Despite an ever improving performance from the west boys England Central ran out 2-0 winners.
The day wasn’t over yet for the Scotland players as the medal presentations and Super 6 Golden ball awards preceded the closing ceremony.
In the boys awards Mark McLaughlin was recon finished for his consistency over the tournament as well as Scotland west captain Scott Wilson.
In the girls awards the outstanding Chloe Robertson from Scotland East was the first recipient of a golden ball, the fourth and final award was won by Scotland West’s middle Blocker Mhairi Agnew.
There is no doubt that all 48 players involved in the games have benefitted from the experience that the games bring. Not only from the games themselves but from the quality intensive programme that the players have been on since June 1st.
All the coaching staff that have been involved in the programme have put in hours well above the standard requirement and it’s now up to the players involved to use this experience to better themselves and their team mates in the national and junior national leagues for the coming season.
Well done to all involved and we’re all looking forward to Manchester 2014 already.