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Created on 17 September 2012
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Kieran Merrilees

Player BIO

Name: Kieran Merrilees
Marital Status: Single
DOB: 12/09/1989
Residence: Kelvindale, Glasgow
Playing Hand: Right
Discipline: Men's Singles
Sponsors: Yonex, Merrilees & Co, Lloyds TSB Local Hero
Career Highlights: 2010 Commonwealth Games Mixed Team Event Quarter finalist
Scottish Caps: 38

 

Coach(es): Andy Bowman
Equipment used: Yonex NR900 racquets, Yonex SHB75 shoes, Yonex BG80 string, Yonex clothing and accessories

International Titles:

  • 2014 Welsh International Men's Singles Champion
  • 2013 Sudirman Cup Finished Top of Group 2
  • 2013 Forza Denmark International semi-finalist
  • 2012 Polish International Men's Singles champion
  • 2006 Czech Junior U19 Singles Champion
  • 2006 Croatian Junior U19 Singles Champion
  • 2006 Lausanne International U19 Singles Champion
  • EBU U19 Men's Singles Champion 2006/7
Scottish Titles:
  • 2015 Yonex Scottish National Men's Singles champion
  • 2014 Yonex Scottish National Men's Singles champion
  • 2012 Yonex Scottish National Men's Singles champion
  • 2011 Yonex Scottish National Men's Singles champion
  • 2007 U19 Scottish National Junior Boys singles & doubles champion
  • 2006 U19 Scottish National Junior Boys singles champion
  • 2006 U17 Scottish National Junior Boys singles champion
  • 2003 U15 Scottish National Junior Boys singles champion
  • Glasgow Senior Men's Singles Champion 2007
  • National Singles Titles at U15, U17 and U19
Other Achievements:
  • 2010 Commonwealth Games Mixed Team Event Quarter finalist
  • 2010 Bank of Scotland International Men's Singles quarter-finalist
  • Selection for GB Singles Squad
  • 2009 Bulgarian International Men's Singles Runner-up
  • Reaching the final of the 2008 Yonex Welsh International
  • Reaching semi finals of the 2008 Yonex Hungarian International
  • Being picked to compete for Great Britain in the Youth Olympics in Sydney 07
  • Reaching quarter finals of men's singles at 2007 European Junior U19 Champs
Badminton Goals & Ambitions:

To play Olympics & Commonwealth Games

When did you start playing badminton and why?

When I was 12 at Esporta, Milngavie

What do you enjoy most about being a badminton player?

Travelling & playing in front of crowds!

Favourite food: Chinese
Most Admired Player: Taufik Hidayat and Ville Lang
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