Rosie represents Scotland

Rosie proudly sporting her medal and team trophy.
Rosie proudly sporting her medal and team trophy.

Arduthie pupil, Rosie Sterk (10) represented Scotland at the U12 Basketball TiM Tournament in Andorra last weekend.

Her team had the most successful Scotland girls result ever at this event, coming third.

The trip to Andorra has seen an extensive series of training sessions with some of the best teams in Spain such as Girona, and the girls will also visit and train with local primary schools in Barcelona before they get on their plane home.

The Scotland team won their first three games to come top of their group which took them into a hard fought semi-final, narrowly losing out to the ultimate winners of the tournament.

They picked themselves back up and came out fighting to go on and win 39-25 in a third/fourth playoff.

Notably, the girls’ squad were trained by a team of four Basketball Scotland coaches who, owing to no funding from UK Sport have volunteered significant hours and days to this event.

Rosie started her basketball career at Arduthie Primary School with parent coach Jackie Bruce, and she also represents local team Portlethen Panthers, all of whom have been extremely supportive.

With a fantastic all round experience, Rosie intends to work extremely hard over the coming year to improve her skills in the hope that she makes the selection for next year’s Scotland U12 team again.