Setting the new standard for South Lanarkshire Basketball
Four young Colliers have been selected to play for Scotland after continuing to impress their coaches and national coaches in their games, the future Starz programme and national team trials.
Katie Burn from Hamilton has been selected to play for the under 13s squad who prepare to travel to the TIM Pirineus Tournament in Andorra taking place from the 1st to the 3rd May 2015.
Katie’s Colliers coach Ross Hutton commented that: “I was delighted when I heard that Katie had been selected again to represent Scotland.”
“Katie had a successful year in both the U14 WRDL and the U16 division two National League where the team got to the final of the play-offs against the odds only to lose out to Stirling.
“Katie played a huge part of that success and to finish 3rd in the U14 WRDL is a massive improvement on the 7th place they managed the year before.
“Katie has featured in almost every U18 game for the Colliers too this season and held her own.”
Katie had the following to say about her selection for the squad: “it feels amazing because I didn't think I would get in and I was full of negative thoughts about it.”
“I feel I have improved so much over the last year, last year I made so many mistakes in and out of games.
“Although I still make mistakes I have learned from them drastically.”
Katie said her ambition within basketball is, “to play for Scotland's woman's team and to see SL Colliers top of the leagues.”
Katie’s biggest role model is, “Lisa Leslie who is an American basketball player who has achieved so much.“
“Women's basketball is taken much less seriously than men’s and she shows women are just as good.”
Katie also added: “my favourite moment in basketball so far is when Carla and I found out we were in the U12s Scotland team.”
“Angie (Carlas mum) told us when we were in the car on the way home from school that day, and we were both so happy.”