Scotland Women’s Under-19s have been forced to withdraw from the Ten Nations Tournament in Spain as a result of the adverse weather conditions currently affecting the country.

The squad was due to fly to La Manga, Spain, ahead of their first match against Sweden tomorrow, but with flights from Glasgow cancelled it became impossible for the squad to travel.

Following a review of all possible options, the decision was taken to withdraw from the tournament, with the players’ welfare of the utmost priority.

Scotland were due to face Sweden, Iceland and Switzerland in the tournament as part of their preparations ahead of the Women’s Under-19 Elite Round tournament this April, which will be hosted by Scotland.

The squad have already met for a training camp this year and further options to prepare them for the Elite Round Tournament will now be reviewed.

Scotland Women’s Under19s Head Coach Pauline Hamill: “Everyone involved is really disappointed not to be able to travel to Spain to take part in the Ten Nations Tournament.

“Despite all our best efforts to find an alternative route and following discussions with the tournament organisers, we have reluctantly made the decision to withdraw.

“The well-being of the players had to be the most important factor and in these extreme circumstances the right thing to do was to get the girls back home safely to their families.”