Team Jackson Win World B Play-downs at Braehead

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Team Jackson has continued its successful season by winning the World Junior B Play-downs at Braehead on Sunday.

The newly formed team who just two weeks ago won the Prague Junior Women’s Cup, beat Team Karina Aitken in a best-of-five decider in order to qualify for next year’s World B Junior Championships in Sweden (3-10 January).

Skip Sophie Jackson is determined that after a lot of preparation at the start of the season, her new team must continue to work hard to maintain their winning momentum.

She said: “We have a training camp organised in December and we are all training really hard on ice and in the gym to ensure we are at our best in terms of physical ability ahead of the championships.

“Our coach Cate (Brewster) has been both very supportive and helpful throughout the season and she brings a great stability to our team. Her experience is vital to a newly formed team like ours and I believe has contributed hugely to our team’s success so far.  

“From the start of the season our team quickly developed a strong team dynamic and it was important that this continued throughout the season.

“Our best of five games came down to the wire, with the last stone being the decider. This weekend is another great example of how strong we are as a unit and I think we can really use this to our advantage as we continue to develop as a team.

“Our success at the weekend means a lot to us. It was one of the goals we set as a team to gain qualification to the World Junior B’s. We are all delighted to get the chance to represent Scotland and hopefully re-qualify Scotland to the World Junior A division, which we are now working towards.”

Team Jackson:

Sophie Jackson
Naomi Brown
Mili Smith
Sophie Sinclair

Photos: Tom J Brydone.

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