ATHLETES WILL FLY THE FLAG FOR RENFREWSHIRE IN AUSTRALIA
Paisley’s Adam Hall has been named in the eight-strong badminton squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in April.
Hall is joined by Kirsty Gilmour, Commonwealth silver medallist from Glasgow 2014, who headlines the team as one of four Scottish players who already have experience at this level.
The other four will travel to Australia as Commonwealth Games debutants in a squad which has an exciting mixture of youth and experience.
Team Scotland’s shuttlers are one short of reaching a total of 10 Commonwealth Games medals in badminton, with Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier joining Gilmour on the podium on the home courts of Glasgow in 2014.
Hall joins Alex Dunn in the men’s doubles. having won three international titles in the last three months, the pair are set to test their blossoming partnership on one of the biggest stages of all.
Renfrewshire will be well represented in the cycling, with Jack Carlin and Aileen McGlynn both named in the Scottish sqad.
Former Gleniffer High School pupil Carlin is among a raft of young talent selected, with Mark Stewart, Jonathan Wale and Neah Evans all making their debuts in the Games.
Tandem pairing McGlynn and Louise Haston take to the boards once again, after double silver in Glasgow 2014 while Neil Fachie, double gold medallist four years ago, teams up with Matt Rotherham in the Men’s Tandem events.