CARLY Noble and Lauren Mackenzie have spoken of their pride at being presented with their first Scotland cap.
The promising young footballing starlets received the honour last Saturday after starring for the U-15 side against England at Toryglen, Glasgow.
The presentation was made at a special ceremony at Hampden Park as the girls became the first in Hawick’s long and illustrious sporting history to receive a cap for their country for playing football.
And it came just a week after they starred for Scotland in a Celtic Nations tournament against Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Despite losing the match against the Auld Enemy 3-1, both were thrilled and delighted with the honour.
Lauren said: “Being part of the Scottish Schools international squad has been a great experience and honour. It was great to have played in the Celtic Nations tournament in Wales.
“Playing against England at Toryglen was also a big thrill. Although we lost it was a fantastic day as there was a huge crowd there, including a lot of family and friends. Mick McEwan and Frankie Scott from Hawick Youth were also at the match and it was really nice to get such good support.”
Equally delighted was Carly, who added: “Standing in the line-up when the national anthem was being played and singing Flower of Scotland made you feel just great.
“After the match Lauren and myself got our caps at a ceremony at Hampden and this made us really proud. It was a time to remember.”
Lauren and Carly would like to thank family and friends for the support in the build-up and during their involvement in their recent international matches.