Capital trio in GB squad for cup trip

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A TRIO of City of Edinburgh volleyball players will need to keep the festive celebrations to a minimum as they prepare for the Novotel Cup in Luxembourg in early January.

Great Britain hitter Jen Thom, middle blocker Naomi Symonds and libero Fiona Kennie have all made Craig Faill’s final squad for the matches against England, Norway and hosts Luxembourg from January 4-6.

The Schelde Sports Scottish League goes into cold storage over the festive period but the men’s league table makes encouraging reading for Capital sides at the halfway point.

City of Edinburgh lead the way – one of only four unbeaten teams in all divisions of the Scottish League so far – and Edinburgh Jets are tucked just two points behind.

Troon Team Ayrshire lead the women’s first division but the title race is wide open with no fewer than five teams still in the frame.