Come and meet our badminton stars at Scotstoun

BADMINTONscotland are joining the nation’s other Commonwealth Games sports in celebrating the countdown to Glasgow 2014 on Thursday.

With a year to go before the Games kick-off there will be a come and try event at Scotstoun Leisure Centre and the opprtunity to watch the Scotland players train as they prepare for next month’s World Championships in China.

The Thursday morning programme (10am-12noon) is being run jointly by BADMINTONscotland and Glasgow Sport at the National Badminton Academy.

A question-and-answer session will follow with the opportunity to get autographs.

Anne Smillie, BADMINTONscotland’s Chief Executive, said: “This is a really good opportunity for badminton fans to be involved with the players who will carry Scotland’s hopes on to the badminton court at the Emirates Arena next July. It will give the fans a greater sense of involvement come Games time if they have met out players and had a chance to talk about their hopes and dreams.

“Badminton is one of the few sports that will take place on every competition day during the Games and has a long-standing history as a core Commonwealth sport.

“The public’s support is a key factor behind our ambitions and meeting the fans can only bring home to the players what it means to represent Scotland at a Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.”