Footballers’ girl power earns them Scottish caps

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THROUGHOUT the years, Hawick has produced many internationalists in the world of sport.

Rugby, boxing, swimming and bowling being just a few one could mention.

Last week, however, the town broke new ground as two Teri schoolgirls represented Scotland at football.

This honour went the way of teenage starlets Lauren Mackenzie and Carly Noble, who were in the Scottish Under-15 side that played in an international tournament in Wales.

The dynamic footballing duo, who play for Hawick Youth Under-15s, featured in three games, which saw Scotland lose 2-1 to Northern Ireland, defeat the Republic of Ireland 3-2 and topple the hosts 2-1 to finish second overall in the competition.

Carly told the Hawick News: “It was a great honour for Lauren and myself to play for Scotland and it was also a great experience, which we both thoroughly enjoyed.”

It wasn’t all playing for the two high school pupils, who had to fit the game and training in around their studies.

Tomorrow (Saturday) Lauren and Carly are in the Scotland squad to face England in Glasgow.

Following the game the girls will be officially presented with their Scotland caps at Hampden.