Unseeded Young blooms in Glasgow

FRESH from her success in the Borders U16 Secondary Championships, Kelso’s Linsey Young just missed out at the 2014 Glasgow U15 Championships last weekend.

After a first-round win over Rachel Mathers, Young overcame Jennifer Lafferty from Lanarkshire in the quarter-finals before coming up against another Lanarkshire opponent, Eileen Gordon, who had defeated her over three sets in a final in their previous meeting.

This time, though, Linsey made no mistake, coming through in straight sets 21-16, 21-13 to set up a final against number one seed Basia Grodinska from East Lothian.

In a tense (first major) final, Linsey lost out 21-19, 21-12, but should be very proud of her performance, particularly as she was unseeded in this event.

Partnered with her good friend Ellie Morris (Lothian) in the ladies doubles, this second seeding was knocked out by Sophie Law and Basia in the semi-finals.

It was straight back to Duns afterwards for squad training at 6pm in preparation for U16 Ashington competition in March.

z This weekend, at the U12 squad coaching, there will be a one-and-a-half hour presentation given to parents on Positive Coaching Scotland which will help them understand the pressures that can be put on children and how to deal with these situations.

It will start at 10am in Berwickshire High School.

It is hoped that as many badminton parents from around the region can attend. This is not exclusive to squad players.

Go to www.borders-badminton-group for more information.