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AG Barr announced as Official Water Supplier for the TOTAL BWF World Championships

BADMINTONscotland is delighted to announce its partnership with AG Barr ahead of the TOTAL BWF Badminton World Championships in Glasgow next week.

AG Barr will be the official water supplier to the World Championships, providing 10,000 bottles of 500ml Strathmore water when the tournament gets underway on August 21.

Strathmore is AG Barr’s brand of bottled water and, as the official water for the event, 8,000 bottles of Strathmore Still and 2,000 bottles of Strathmore Sparkling will be provided for the competition, which comes to Glasgow for the first time in 20 years.

“We are thrilled to have a company of the stature and distinction of AG Barr joining us as part of the team for the TOTAL BWF Badminton World Championships,” said Anne Smillie, Chief Executive of BADMINTONscotland.

“It’s hugely important to us that our elite players, fans and visitors have access to the best refreshment available and we look forward to working closely with the AG Barr team during the event.

“The international public’s focus will be Glasgow and it’s vital we have world class businesses to support what is a world-leading event.

“AG Barr have a huge wealth of experience supporting both grassroots and elite Scottish sport and will help us to deliver a legacy for the next generation of badminton players across the country.”

Adrian Troy, Marketing Director at A.G. BARR, said: “We’re pleased to continue Strathmore water’s long-standing support for world-class sporting events in Scotland and look forward to keeping athletes, volunteers and spectators hydrated throughout the championships.”

The world’s top names will be battling it out in Scotland, hoping to be crowned champions come August 27 in the Emirates Arena.

The last competition was held in Jakarta, in 2015, where Chen Long took the men’s singles while the female equivalent went to Spain’s Carolina Marin.

Lin Dan will be among those to watch this year, as he faces Scotland’s Kieran Merrilees in the first round, while other home hopes will rest with Kirsty Gilmour – seeded 16th for the women’s singles.

Strathmore will be there for every shot of the competition, with their water coming from the Vale of Strathmore – Scotland’s largest underground aquifer.

The TOTAL BWF Badminton World Championships 2017 will be staged at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena from 21-27 August.

It is being delivered by BADMINTONscotland in partnership with Glasgow Life and Glasgow City Council and with funding support from EventScotland and The National Lottery through UK Sport.

Tickets available at www.glasgow2017.com/tickets