SCOTLAND’S young prospects will start the new badminton season by tackling the UK Schools Games in Manchester from September 5-7.
Team manager and head coach Karen Stalker will lead the 12-strong squad into action against teams from England and Ulster. Matthew Carder is assistant coach for the Games.
The Scotland squad includes Alex Dunn, who was runner-up at the Yonex Langenfeld tournament in Germany in August. Matthew Duguid and Holly Newall, who also played in Germany, are in the squad while the Grimley family provide three players in brothers Christopher, Matthew and Anthony.
The Scots go into the Games boosted by their success last year when they won the team event then dominated the individual events, winning gold in both boys’ and girls’ singles and all three doubles.