Scottish Cup & Evelyn Beattie Quaich

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.


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


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


Group Stages

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

Quarter Final

Shetland (46) v Edinburgh Onyx (54)

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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


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


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!

Ness Engineering and Scottish Cup Team


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