Spartans teen trio set for Tulliallan test at National camp

Scotland logoSpartans will have a trio of top youth talent involved in the Scotland National U/16 Camp at the Scottish Police College in Tulliallan this weekend.

Ronaigh Douglas, Eartha Cummings and Shannon McNamara will represent the Club over two days where they will play a series of games between the various Regional squads under the watchful eye of Senior Women’s National Coach Anna Signeul.

This is the first time the Scottish FA has established a Regional Performance Squad Tournament for the most talented players in this age group and it will also give the National Coaches the opportunity of monitoring closely the country’s up and coming young talent.

U/17s Head Coach John Douglas said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for three Spartans players to get involved at the highest level.  It’s great to see players develop and look to perform to the best of their capabilities.

“All three have experienced being part of Debbi McCulloch’s SWPL set-up this season which shows the Club’s commitment to ensuring players have a complete pathway through to the highest level of domestic women’s football and beyond.

“We have two u/15s players who permanently train with my squad on a Friday and they’ve also had game time with the u/17s this season so far. We’ve been working hard to forge the link between the u/15s coming up the way and developing talent to move into the Reserves and the Senior side and it’s starting to pay off.”

Douglas, who has been a part of the Spartans family for some twelve years, added, “You obviously get a buzz from seeing players move up the levels to get the chance to play at the highest level however even with our small squad, there’s no guarantee that National camp one week means a start the following week.”