KIRKCALDY Netball Club has been based in Cowdenbeath for over a decade now and are hoping to grow their numbers in 2019.

When the sports hall at Balwearie High School burned down many years ago the club was left without a home but Beath High School was available and they moved along the A92.

The club provides a base for women and girls to enjoy recreational netball and also competitive stuff playing in the City of Edinburgh Netball Association league which the Kirkcaldy outfit is one of 12 teams who play their fixtures on a Sunday.

The clubs two coaches are Morna McMurray and Laura Main who hold training sessions each Wednesday in the Beath High games hall between 7.30pm and 9pm.

Morna said: "When the Balwearie hall was severely damaged by fire the council offered the Beath facility and it has turned out to be a great move for the club.

"The great thing is we are able to cater for those who just want to play friendly matches for fun and also those who want to play league netball.

"We have people between the ages of 16 and 50+ enjoying the sport but we are always looking for more people to get involved."

Morna and Laura are currently undertaking their Level 2 coaching certificates and they both want to see a more formal link with Beath High.

Added Morna: "It would be great to be able to offer the chance to girls at the school who want to keep playing netball when they leave the school the chance to so.

"It would also be good for the club to have a sort of feeder system with a flow of younger talent coming in on a regular basis.

"We are hoping to be able to create that link with Beath in the new year."

Morna said that while playing netball is the aim of the club there are is the social side to things to and she went on: "There is the opportunity to meet new friends through netball and it can give you the chance to keep fit and enjoy the sport and at the same time meet new people and develop friendships.

"We are planning to have a 'bring a friend along night' in January which gives current members the chance to introduce people to netball who have never tried it before and perhaps we can get new members from that source."

The netballers were given a boost at the end of last week when they received a donation of £100 from Cowdenbeath Rotary Club and this will be channelled into new equipment.

Morna would be delighted to hear from anyone wishing to get involved with the Beath High based club and can be contacted on 07557360023.