Scotland U11 win three out of four at Conference Series in Sheffield

Scotland U11 recorded a trio of wins to secure second place at the JMLC Conference Series event at iceSheffield on Saturday.

Victories over South West, South East and North set up a deciding game against Midlands, but their opponents took top spot courtesy of a 3-1 success.

As part of the JLMC Stage 1+ Development programme, the U11 series has been designed to focus on long term athlete development and allows younger talented athletes to work together over the course of the season rather than just meeting once a year in May.

The first event was in November 2017 at Dumfries, with the third taking place at Sheffield during March. Conference Weekend will be the finale to the JLMC season at the end of May.

Event manager Gordon Douglas said: “I think it has been another successful day. There was a definite change from the Dumfries tournament where there was a lot of individual skill, while today saw more team-oriented play from all sides.

“Yet again the fixtures were set up perfectly to give a winner-takes-all game at the end – congratulations to Midlands, but all teams deserve credit for ten great games.

“The U11 series moves on to March for the third installment, while the coaches’ player assessment will see some players selected for the Power of 10 camp next month.”

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