Western Wildcats hockey duo called up for Scotland Euro squad

Catriona Booth (right) - pictured with team-mate Iona Macintyre-Beon - has been called up to the Scotland squad along with Emma McDiarmid
Catriona Booth (right) - pictured with team-mate Iona Macintyre-Beon - has been called up to the Scotland squad along with Emma McDiarmid

Western Wildcats hockey duo Catriona Booth and Emma McDiarmid have been called up to the Scotland squad for the forthcoming European Championship competition.

Western Wildcats hockey duo Catriona Booth and Emma McDiarmid have been called up to the Scotland squad for the forthcoming European Championship competition.

The Milngavie club players are part of a strong squad has been selected to represent Scotland at the women’s 2018 EuroHockey Indoor Championship II which takes place in Brussels next week.

It’s a healthy mixture of youth and experience forming Chris Anderson’s squad as the Scots look to secure promotion to the top European division of women’s indoor hockey.

The tournament will be held from Friday, January 19, to Sunday, January 21, and will see the Scots compete against Wales, Belgium and Croatia in Pool B before crossover matches determine the qualification and relegation positions.

Pool A has Austria, Sweden, Lithuania and England competing for positions. The top two from each pool will play for promotion places while the bottom two from each Pool will battle relegation.

Scotland women’s indoor squad head coach Chris Anderson said: “We have selected an exciting group of talented young players blended with quality senior players with a lot of indoor experience.

“We know it will be difficult, but the squad is looking forward to the challenge.”