Kelly Boyle selected netball over soccer whereas at highschool, and is delighted that she did, after being chosen for Scotland at this summer season’s Commonwealth Video games.
The 26-year-old from Coatbridge is in Tamsin Greenway’s 12-strong squad for the Video games in Birmingham, alongside a number of of her Strathclyde Sirens teammates.
The Thistles are in Group A alongside Australia, Jamaica, South Africa, Wales and Barbados, with the primary sport in opposition to the Aussies on Saturday, July 30.
Boyle says she has come a good distance in her profession to get to that time, however it was a scenario in first 12 months at St Andrew’s Excessive that pushed her on this path.
“I began off in first 12 months at highschool,” she defined.
“My first sport was badminton, earlier than I picked netball. I do know a few of the ladies had began earlier, and I might have been classed as being a later starter.
“I performed badminton simply at college stage, that approach the place you get fired into completely different golf equipment, and that was one I used to be good at, on the time.
“I cherished sports activities, and any alternative to get out of sophistication I used to be taking it!
“I can bear in mind again then it was netball, soccer and badminton.
“I had an away sport, and netball and soccer had clashed, so from that second I picked netball and I’ve caught with it since.
“I knew I needed to make the choice, and would it not be a type of different sports activities or netball.
“I’ve not finished badly from it, and in hindsight I undoubtedly made the precise resolution!”
Boyle certified for the 2019 World Cup with Thistles, however that is her first Commonwealth Video games, and she or he’s enthusiastic about taking part in at one other big event.
She stated: “It has been some time to be within the Thistles gown, so I’m actually wanting ahead to it.
“That is my first time experiencing the Commonwealth Video games, though I’ve beforehand been at a World Cup.
“Now that it’s lower than 50 days to go, it’s a countdown and also you’re simply ticking off the times.
“It’s going to be an expertise to recollect.
“I suppose the goal is simply to embrace it, as a result of I do know generally it’s relishing the second, however it is going to go by within the blink of a watch, so it’s simply ensuring I really take in the complete expertise with the women and be happy with it.”