Badminton squad trial dates released

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The Borders Badminton Group has been busy over the summer break and the new-look committee has issued squad trial dates for the forthcoming season.

The squad trials for the 2014/15 campaign will be held at the Queens Centre, Galashiels, on Sunday, August 31.

Children born in 2003 or later (primary school) should attend from 10-11.30am, while under- 
17 youngsters (secondary school) born before 2003 are to turn up from 11.30am-1pm.

The sessions will be led by Borders badminton coaches and, if selected, players will be expected 
to attend monthly squad training sessions at a venue which is still to be confirmed but is likely to be Earlston High School.

Players are asked to bring £1 to help pay for shuttles and hall.

The trial itself will 
be quite an intense 
practical session so players should bring some fruit/snack and water/drink. Players should be dressed for indoor sport, i.e. shorts, T-shirt and trainers suitable for indoor sport. A towel might be handy too.

Schools/children will be notified after the event if they have been selected or not.

An e-mail on the squad trials will be sent to parents and guardians shortly. Anyone willing to take up the challenge should e-mail Alan Oliver to register for the squad trials.

Please note that 
any squad players from last season attending the Glasgow School of Sport events on August 31 will remain in the squad without attending the trial. Please inform Alan Oliver ( if you are unable to 
attend the trial but still 
wish to remain part of the squad for the upcoming season.

The Borders Badminton Group Committee for season 2014/15 are: Christine 
Wylie (Jedburgh) - Chairperson; Andrea Mitchell 
(Peebles) - Secretary; 
Donna Waddell (Duns) - Treasurer; Alan Oliver (Tweedbank) - Coaching Convener; Stacey Patterson (Duns) - League Secretary; Harry Turnbull (Hawick) - Website & Social 
Media; Colin Blaikie (Hawick) - Active Schools & Child Protection Officer; Grant Purves (Greenlaw), Audrey Rae (St. Boswells), Iain Williams (Jedburgh), Karen Turton (Peebles), Jenifer MacDonald (Duns) - all members.