Applications open for Russell Hogg Trust

Applications are now being accepted for the Russell Hogg Trust for the year ending December 2017.

The Trust was set up in honour of Russell Hogg, Scotland's third most capped international badminton player in history and an inspirational figure in the Scottish badminton community.

During his career Russell earned 117 international caps, won a bronze medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, represented Scotland at every level and was reserve for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

His two passions in life were to play badminton and, in his later years, a true desire to promote disability sport.

After retiring as a player he stayed involved in the sport he loved, working for Badminton Scotland as National Development Manager, then moving to Scottish Disability Sport to support and develop grassroots sports programmes for athletes and players with a disability.

Russell was also an integral part of the team which staged the London 2012 Olympic Games badminton event, only a few weeks before he passed away.

After his death, he received a posthumous award for his significant contribution to the promotion of disability sport.

Russell passed away in September 2012 at the age of 44 after a brave battle with cancer. The Trust was set up by his family in his honour and aims to provide support to disabled athletes of all ages as well as aspiring young badminton players from the ages of six to 16.

Click here to download an application form