Scottish Cup

The Scottish Cup competition is an annual centrally hosted event which involves teams from all over Scotland. It is usually held in November at the Oriam in Edinburgh. The tournament consists of round-robin group stages which will determine whether each team goes on to compete in the Scottish cup or the Evelyn Beattie Quaich. The finals for both competitions are held as part of Netball Scotland’s ‘National Finals Day’ event at the end of each season.


Saturday 5th November 2022

Shetland 44 vs 31 Dunedin 2

Squad – Rhianne Colvin, Claire Johnston, Debbie Irvine, Ami Maddison, Louise Jamieson, Claire Morris, Kim Johnson, Emma Niven & Cally Thomson

Saturday 3rd December 2022

Shetland 68 vs 24 Edinburgh Netball Club 3

Squad – Rhianne Colvin, Claire Johnston, Debbie Irvine, Claire Morris, Tahlia Leslie, Libby Fox, Emma Leask, Ashley Symington, Emma Niven & Cally Thomson

Saturday 25th February 2023

Shetland 59 vs 34 Aberdeen Nets

Squad – Rhianne Colvin, Kaitlin Leslie, Libby Fox, Louise Malcolmson, Kim Johnson, Claire Morris, Ava Johnston, Emma Niven, Claire Johnston, Ashely Symington, Emma Leask & Cally Thomson

Sunday 9th April 2023 – Quarter Finals

Shetland 45 – Accies 81

Squad – Ashley Symington, Karen Bannister, Louise Malcolmson, Emma Sandison, Maisie Unsworth, Ami Maddison, Tahlia Leslie, Aimee Budge, Claire Morris, Cally Thomson & Jessica Turnbull

Sponsors – Northlink Ferries, Campbell Johnson Plant Ltd & Averlla LK 174

Photo: Brian Gray


Saturday 12th February 2022 –

Shetland 51 – 17 Lossie Ladies

Squad – Claire Morris, Sally Sandison, Rhianne Colvin, Debbie Irvine, Leanna Jamieson, Emma Leask, Catherine Williamson, Ellie Bisset, Tahnae Maclennan & Libby Fox

Saturday 19th February 2022 –

Shetland 30 – 45 Orkney

Squad – Sally Sandison, Aimee Budge, Claire Johnston, Claire Morris, Emma Leask, Kaitlin Leslie, Leanna Jamieson, Rhianne Colvin, Ashley Symington & Tahnae Maclennan

Sunday 20th March 2022 –

Shetland 28 – 54 Edinburgh University 3

Squad – Emma Leask, Debbie Irvine, Tahnae MacLennan, Libby Fox, Kaitlin Leslie, Ellie Bisset, Sophie Morris, Rhea Newell

Sponsors – Northlink Ferries & Campbell Johnson Plant Ltd



The 2020-2021 competition did not take place due to the COVID-19 restrictions in travel and indoor sport.


The group stages were started and several games were played. However due to COVID-19 and the country going into Lockdown the competition was stopped and eventually cancelled.


The group stages held in November 2018 were held at the Edinburgh Oriam facility alongside the Netball Scotland conference where Tracey Neville, the England Roses coach was the key note speaker. 4 Shetland players attended this conference before competing in the group competition the following day.

In the group stage of the competition Shetland faced Bellahouston Bandits, Glasgow South Saltires 2 and Edinburgh Accies. In this stage the top two teams in the group progress to the Scottish cup competition and the bottom two go on to take part in the Quaich competition. Shetland had a convincing win against Glasgow South Saltires 2, however, lost against Accies and again to Bella Bandits, only by 1 goal! This meant that the Shetland team progressed into the Quaich competition, this was the first time Shetland had missed out on a place in the cup competition. The group was the most competitive group Shetland had been placed in since we started entering the competition.

In January 2019 Shetland travelled to Aberdeen to compete in the next round of the competition against Fife Phantoms. Shetland had a strong start to this game and came out on top with a final score of 42-15, meaning that Shetland would now progress to the Quarter Finals. In February 2019, Shetland again travelled to Aberdeen this time to face Peebles Flames, they were a young team, showing a good level of speed throughout the court. However, experience was on Shetland’s side, winning 73-32 progressed to the Semi-finals. Shetland faced Glasgow South Saltires 2 in Aberdeen for the semi- final, the two teams had met previously in the group stages. Shetland had been strong in the previous game so were confident going into this match. Shetland won 66-29 and secured their place in their first ever Evelyn Beattie Quaich final. This would be played against Kelvin Netball Club who were from Glasgow.

The final day was due to take place on Saturday 18th May in the Aberdeen Sports Village. This event included all age group finals from U13 right through to seniors. Unfortunately for the Shetland team we couldn’t attend the finals day due to getting stuck at Sumburgh with fog. After much communication between both teams and Netball Scotland it was agreed to reschedule the game for Saturday 24th August at Robert Gordon university sports facility.

Shetland vs Kelvin Match Report

Thank you to Venture Chiropractic for their sponsorship of our kit and to Northlink Ferries for their sponsorship for our team travel.

Shetland Netball Team 2019 – Evelyn Beattie Quaich Competition

Sanna Aitken (joint Captain), Kirsti Leask (joint Captain), Karen Bannister, Natalie Constable, Victoria Duthie ,Kristen Jeromson, Kim Johnson, Rhianne Johnston, Emma Leask, Tahnae MacLennan, Claire Morris, Ava Sim-Johnston & Catherine Williamson


Shetland Squad – Ava Sim, Kirsti Leask, Tahnae MacLennan, Sanna Aitken, Shelley Sandison, Kristen Jeromson Vicki Smith, Victoria Duthie, Debbie Smith, Alina Murray, Maisie Unsworth, Kim Johnson, Claire Morris, Zoey Symington, Natalie Constable and Emma Leask.

Coach – Kirsti Leask, Maisie Unsworth, Vicki Smith and Sanna Aitken

Travelling Umpires – Morag Fox, Beth Mouat & Claire Buckley

Shetland v Onyx: 16 – 27

Shetland v Bellahouston 2: 29 – 16

Shetland v Harmony Row: 19-8

Round 2 –

Shetland v Caledonian – 36 – 35

Quarter Final –

Shetland v Bellahouston 1 – 38-61




Shetland Squad – Ava Sim, Kirsti Leask, Zoe Symington, Sanna Aitken, Catherine Williamson, Victoria Duthie, Louise Kelly, Maisie Unsworth, Natalie Constable and Emma Leask.

Coaches – Lesely Spence, Fiona Shearer, Catrina MacLatchie & Sarah Grogan

The three qualifying games played at Bellahouston Sports Facility in Glasgow as follows –

Shetland vs Orkney 21-11

Shetland vs The Red Kites 30-5

Shetland vs Gordonians 15-17

Although not having a clean sweep the team managed to finish in the top two of the group gaining a place in the next round of the competition. The team would like to say a big thank you to Morag Fox for travelling down as an umpire for the day.

A big thank you to Ness Engineering for the generous sponsorship of the Scottish Cup team 2015/2016!


On Saturday 15th November 2014 welcomed 32 teams from all over Scotland including Orkney, Caithness and Dingwall. The format of the day was 8 groups of 4 teams, playing 3 round robin matches each.  The 1st and 2nd placed teams from each group progressed  into the Scottish Cup 2nd round, and 3rd and 4th into the Evelyn Beattie Quaich 2nd round.

Group Stages Results

Bella Houston 1 (20) v Shetland (16)
Edinburgh University 1 (17) v Shetland (12)
Shetland (21) v Harmony Row (11)

In the group stages, Shetland beat Harmony Row (2) but were defeated by Edinburgh University’s 1st team and Bella Houston (1), finishing third in their group with 9 points and qualifying for the Evelyn Beattie Quaich 2nd round.

2nd Round

Shetland (52) v Irvine Ladies (17)

Quarter Final

Shetland (46) v Harmony Row (66)

Shetland Squad – Kirsti Leask (cpt), Ava Sim, Debbie Smith, Lisa Morrison, Zoey Symington, Vicki Smith, Karen MacKay, Victoria Duthie, Louise Kelly, Maisie Unsworth, Kim Johnson, Catherine Williamson.

Coaches – Morag Fox and Anne Wood


Group Stages

Shetland came 2nd in their group, qualifying for the final stages of the cup.

Quarter Final

Shetland (46) v Edinburgh Onyx (54)

Shetland Squad – Back (from left): Karen Bannister, Maisie Unsworth, Kirsti Leask, Louise Moar, Marie Clark (cpt), Vicki Smith. Front: Kylie Wood, Sanna Aitken and Victoria Duthie. Missing was Alina Murray. Photo: Kevin Jones

Coaches – Anne Wood & Morag Fox



Group Stages Results

Stathclyde University (32) v Shetland (64)
Helensburgh (32) v Shetland (77)

1st Round of Knock-out Stage

Shetland drew a home game against St Andrews – unfortunately St Andrews were unable to travel and forfeited the points.

Quarter Final

Shetland (34) v Bellahouston (44)

Shetland Squad – Karen Bannister, Marie Clark, Victoria Duthie, Vicki Henderson, Kirsti Leask, Louise Moar, Lisa Morison, Andrea Tait, Maisie Unsworth (cpt), Hazel Uren, Catherine Williamson


The Shetland team entered the Scottish cup for the first time in 2010/2011. This involved competing against teams from all over Scotland, often travelling down to the mainland or having teams travel to Shetland to compete. Initially, the teams played in the group stages, and with success in the group stages the team advanced to the knock-out stages of the competition.

Group Stages Results

Edinburgh Onyx (81) v Shetland (24)
Hollyrood (39) v Shetland (66)
Stewarty (20) v Shetland (85)

Shetland came second in the group and progressed to the 1st round of the knockout stages.

1st Round of Knock-out Stage

Glasgow Saltires (42) v Shetland (36)

Shetland Squad – Marie Clark, Fiona Dally, Louise Fraser, Sarah Grogan, Vicki Henderson (cpt), Emma Leask, Kirsti Leask, Sophie May Leyland, Louise Moar, Lisa Morrison, Andrea Tait, Maisie Unsworth, Hazel Uren, Inga Woods