BADMINTONscotland welcomed two very special guests to the first day of the Commonwealth Games badminton tournament at the Emirates Arena today.
Sir Craig Reedie CBE, a former President of both BADMINTONscotland and the Badminton World Federation, attended Scotland’s opening match – and he was accompanied by Prime Minister David Cameron.
Sir Craig introduced Mr Cameron to BADMINTONscotland’s Chief Executive Anne Smillie and they were able to watch the action as fifth seeds Scotland began the Glasgow 2014 badminton programme by sweeping to a 5-0 win over Seychelles in Group C.
Sir Craig, who is a Vice President of the IOC as well as the new President of anti-doping agency WADA, urged on his native Scotland to a winning start as they bid to top their group and qualify for the knockout quarter-finals on Saturday night.
Scotland is back in action tonight against Guernsey before facing New Zealand tomorrow evening.