Scottish Team prepare for Uber Cup debut

The team representing Scotland at the Women’s World Team Championships – also known as the Uber Cup – will be travelling to Aarhus, Denmark for the postponed 2020 finals later this week.

It is the first time Scotland have qualified for the finals of the Uber Cup which they did so by reaching the semi-finals and picking up a bronze medal at the European Women’s Team Championships over a year and a half ago in France.

The tournament has been delayed twice by the pandemic and was originally due to take place in August 2020, however, the seven-strong squad will finally get their chance to pit themselves against the best in the world later next week, where they have been drawn in Group B alongside Thailand, India and Spain.

Badminton Scotland’s Head Coach Ingo Kindervater said: “We have a young team at the moment, but it is a squad which is full of potential and has a very exciting future.

“The players showed just how much potential they have back in February 2020 when they won bronze at the Europeans, beating a number of higher ranked countries in the process.

“The standard of play at the Uber Cup finals will be even more of a challenge and although a medal this time around is a bit too much to expect, the experience of facing the best the world has to offer will no doubt stand our players in good stead in the future and I am confident they will represent Scotland with distinction once again.”

Kirsty Gilmour, Rachel Andrew, Julie MacPherson, Lauren Middleton, Eleanor O’Donnell, Rachel Sugden and Ciara Torrance will be accompanied by Ingo.