Next up, to answer some questions in the lead up to this weekends International Shinty/Camogie Game is Badenoch & Strathspey and Scotland's Jeanette and Elizabeth McGregor.
What are your first memories of playing shinty?
Betty: I remember playing in primary, then with the boys U14s. Kingussie ladies were still around then too so played with them till they folded. Didn’t play as much through high school outwith the girls school team but then got more involved when Badenoch ladies were established and have been there ever since.
Netty: Playing in primary school, it was just me and Elizabeth who played regularly with the boys. We used to play on a wing each and did so right the way thru the Kingussie youth levels before joining up with the Kingussie Ladies team.
Who was your first role model when you were younger and why?
Betty: I played alongside Jane Nicol back when I was a youngster in the Kingussie ladies team, she was one of the great players back then and was always encouraging. She then started Badenoch & Strathspey Ladies in 2008 and helped train all the youngsters who are the core of the tram just now.
Netty: Sarah Corrigall, she was the only other female playing in the boys teams when I started at High school before there was a girls league & she was playing in a good Portree team.
What does it mean to you to play for Scotland?
Betty: It’s always an honour to be selected and play with the best players in the game.
Netty: It’s a great honour getting selected to play for Scotland! It makes you want to keep on improving each year as the competition gets stronger.
What advice would you give to younger players who are maybe on the fringes of a senior team?
Betty: To keep up the training and get out and hit balls, but most of all have fun!
Netty: To keep working hard, practice as much as you can, and your chance will come!
Remember you can still purchase earlybird tickets to Saturdays event. Just follow the link;
Thanks Ladies, and best of luck for Saturday.