Fiona Moore, 31, from Paisley has 62 Scottish caps and represented Scotland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

IT’S been a tough week because our defeat to Team Bath last Friday means that, with only two games of the season remaining, we can no longer make the top four. It was a disappointing loss, but Bath were very strong and we just didn’t rise to the challenge as well as we needed to. Making the top four was our target before the season started and so of course we’re gutted to have missed out on that. We had the calibre of players required to achieve that target, but we just didn’t have the consistency. We’ve still got two games left though and we want to put in good performances that we can be proud of to round off the season.

I think when we all look at the bigger picture, our first season has been a big success. We wanted to raise the profile of netball in Scotland and nobody can deny that we’ve done that. Motivating kids – and especially young girls – to get involved in netball has been a real focus and I think you can see, especially at our home games, that we’ve managed that.

At each of our home matches, we have a fan zone and so many young girls – and young boys too – have come to speak to the players and that’s been amazing. For me and the rest of the girls to be able to provide a little bit of inspiration to these kids is just fantastic. Hopefully it makes them think well if she can do it, why can’t I? There’s no reason why they can’t follow in our footsteps and do it even better than us and I hope they realise that. And another thing that I’ve loved at our home games is the number of dads who have brought their daughters to watch us – and they’re coming back game after game which has been brilliant.

I’ve got a one-year-old daughter and that’s really brought into focus for me how important it is for young girls to have role models. You can make the argument that the Kim Kardashians of this world are successful, but that’s not what I want my daughter to grow up aspiring to be – I want her to be ambitious and know how important hard work and sacrifice is. And when kids look at Sirens, we’ re so diverse – we’ve got players from different backgrounds, cultures, every size and age and so hopefully that shows these kids that whoever you are, with hard work, you can be successful.