We are excited to announce our partnership with Netball Scotland and marks our ambition to grow the Netball community across the region. RGC has been at the forefront of developing netball in the North East and the partnership with Netball Scotland will provide further opportunity to grow young talent across the country.
Robin Macpherson, Head of Robert Gordon’s College shared: “We’ve seen significant growth in our Netball programme at Robert Gordon’s and it makes perfect sense to be partnering with Netball Scotland to take this to the next level. We have big ambitions to increase participation and performance in the sport both within our school and across the region, so this partnership is a really important step forward in meeting those objectives.”
Carol Harvey, Director of Development at Netball Scotland said: “We are delighted to continue building our infrastructure of partnerships to support the growth and development of netball across Scotland and formally welcome Robert Gordon's College to the netball family as a partner supporting both the growth of netball in the school estate and the wider community. We are looking forward to supporting development opportunities and increased participation across the region.”
Craig Harper, Head of Sport commented: “We’re really excited about having a big impact on netball, not only at RGC, but across the wider community the school is linked with. Our pupils benefit greatly from working with our very experienced staff who are all involved in developing netball across Aberdeen. This is another opportunity to strengthen our partnership links and grow our netball even further, into new areas.”
Nicola Stephen, Head of Netball added: “Our current Netball programme provides dedicated coaching from Monday through to Saturday for Junior and Senior pupils. This popular programme enables young people of all abilities to participate in netball from beginner to performance level and so develop a passion for the game throughout their years at school and beyond. This exciting partnership with Netball Scotland will enable us to continue to expand our successful programme and collaborate with communities and schools throughout the North East and this is something we are very much looking forward to.”
Robert Gordon’s College has a strong history of supporting the development of young netball players from playing on the school court to representing their country and pursuing a professional career. Emma Love, Class of ‘17, is currently representing the Scottish Thistles (Netball Scotland's Senior National Squad), she was part of the recent Triangular Series in South Africa and was part of Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Emma is also a training partner who is supporting the Strathclyde Sirens, Scotland's only professional netball team, who are currently playing in the Netball Super League.