Scotland Select prepare to face Police Sport UK

A youthful Scotland Select side will take on Police Sport UK, looking to win their annual encounter for the first time since 2016.

The Sir Craig Reedie Badminton centre will once again host the action tonight, which will feature 11 full-blooded ties between some of the nation’s best young shuttlers and the finest the law has to offer.

Former Scottish internationals Gordon Thomson and Graeme Smith contributed four points between them in last year’s 7-4 win for Police Sport UK and both will feature in tonight’s match.

Callum Smith will be the man tasked with stopping Thomson in the singles. Michael McGuire will play second men’s singles against Tony Stephenson while in the women’s singles Rachel Cameron and Lindsey Ireland will face Katie King and Paula Barker respectively.

Callum Smith, along with Calum Flockhart, also has the task of facing Thomson and Graeme Smith in the men’s doubles, while Alastair Campbell and Kenneth Cheung will play Stephenson and Oliver Morris.

Cameron and Ireland team up to play King and Beki Hutt in the first women’s doubles and Jodie Black and Eilidh McCallister play Paula Barker and Jill Smith.

In the mixed doubles it is Campbell and Lauren Page who will take on Thomson and his partner Jill Smith.

McGuire and McCallister play Smith and Hutt, while Flockhart and Erin Waddell play Morris and Baker.

The match gets underway at 17.30hrs on Wednesday 20 March at the Sir Craig Reeide Badminton Centre.

Admittance is free of charge, so why not come down and watch Scotland’s next generation of stars taking on the long arm of the law.