In May this year BADMINTONscotland ran an open ballot, giving 6 Junior National Squad players the chance to be part of a programme involving a trip to the 2012 London Olympics from 29th July-1st August. The 6 players; Erin Waddell, Claire Rogers, Basia Grodynska, Christopher Grimley, Adam Pringle and Jack Stevenson plus coaches Diana Koleva, John Shearer and Andrew Bowman met at Glasgow’s Central Station at 9am on Sunday morning and travelled to our base camp in Milton Keynes.
During the trip the players were given the chance to take part in a training session as well as spectating at the afternoon Olympic badminton sessions on Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st July. The group are pictured here outside Wembley Arena and meeting European Champion, Marc Zwiebler from Germany.
A full report on the trip will be available in the next BADMINTONscotland magazine.