With the 2017/2018 season now concluded we caught up with Senior Women Head Coach,
Colin Haldane, to gather his views on the past year:
What has been the biggest takeaway working with your team this season?
"I takeaway from this season the potential that this team has. What concerns me is commitment as we were left short of players in too many games. Lack of numbers undoubtedly cost us a trophy as too many times we had only 7 players at training. Young players stepping up need to be organised and focused to ensure all school work/study is completed and parents are happy with their progress. Allowing players to attend training is a great release from studying and has been proved to increase productivity.
Frustration for what is possible with the senior team is my overriding memory."
What were your goals/expectations going into the season and were these achieved?
"Goal was to win the Scottish Cup or Scottish Playoffs but this proved just a step too far. Reaching the both finals, finishing
2nd in the league and losing to eventual play off winners Edinburgh Uni in the Semi-Finals was a great effort and I was delighted."
How would you describe the fan support this season?
"The fans have been great at every game, home and away!"
What has been the biggest area of development for your squad this season and why?
"The biggest area of development for the team is the integration of our young players. We had two cadettes playing and two juniors in their first year at this level. With the lack of senior players they had to play a bigger role and had to learn fast."
SENIOR WOMEN ACHIEVEMENTS 2017/18:
1) 2nd place in Scottish Basketball Championship: Premier Division
2) Scottish Cup 2018 Finalists
3) Scottish Playoff Trophy 2018 Semi-Finalists