A FRIENDLY match helped a Clackmannanshire netball club raise £590 for Sports Relief.

The Wee County Warriors had a fabulous evening when they went up against Stirling Netball Club at The Peak.

The ladies worked incredibly well as a team, showing the great progress they have made in a short space of time.

It was the first friendly game for the club and they had every reason to celebrate with a 12-9 win, followed by home-baking and a fun games session.

The club came together in October as a Bounce Back to Netball (BBN) club, an initiative set up by Netball Scotland in the wake of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014.

Tracy Paterson, from Alva, runs and coaches the local group which was formed last year.

She said: "I'm absolutely delighted for the ladies to get this win. On the night they played really well as a team utilising all the skills picked up in just a few short months.

"It is such a friendly and welcoming group of ladies. They are all keen to grow the club and learn more about netball. They are a pleasure to coach.

"Our current agenda is to grow the BBN club and the presence of netball in Clackmannanshire and eventually introduce a more competitive training squad to compete in a netball league.

"We are always on the lookout for new members. You do not need to be fit, you do not need to know how to play and you do not need to be nervous. Please get in touch to find out more."

Members play out of Alloa Academy on Monday evenings from 7-8pm and they welcome adults over 18 and cater for all levels of fitness.

BBN sessions are pay-as-you-go and offer a fun and friendly way to access netball.

It is particularly suited to those who have never played the sport or those who are coming back to netball after a break.

Anyone interested in joining the club can send an email to bbnalloa@gmail.com or find them on Facebook under BBN Alloa.