PRIORSFORD pupils are the best in the Borders when it comes to netball.

Last week's Borders Primary Netball Championships saw the Peebles school triumph at the Queen's Centre in Galashiels.

A total of ten teams had qualified for the play-offs after winning or finishing runners-up in the area tournaments.

Joining Priorsford from the Peebles High catchment area was St Ronan's.

Melrose and Earlston primary schools, two teams from Knowepark Primary, Broomlands and Chirnside primaries, and pupils from Denholm and Drumlanrig had also qualified.

Following a thrilling day's action, which featured more than 100 pupils, it was the Peebles pupils who triumphed.

The event was organised by Live Borders’ Active Schools Team, with umpires, Iona and Amy Young from Earlston High School, club coach Marion Romeril and active schools co-oridnator Karen Cornwall.

Fellow active schools co-ordinator Gemma Ross told us: "This was, as always, a great event, both for participating kids and for spectators.

"It was fantastic to see all the hard work put in to practice on the day.

"Until you get to the finals, you have no idea the standard of play of other area qualifiers, which makes for a very exciting finals day.

"The standard of play this year was particularly high, which made for very good viewing from the sidelines.

"Games were close and the sportsmanship between players and other teams was second-to-none.

"Thanks must go to our umpires from the day and to all parents, school staff and PE teachers who have helped prepare pupils for the event.

"This type of competition really wouldn’t be possible without all of them."