Welcome to the team: Grania Shankley!

We’re delighted to have Grania as our new Marketing Officer based at the Sir Craig Reedie Badminton Centre, Glasgow.

Grania brings a wealth of experience to the role, with an impressive background working in sport, marketing and communications.

Q&A with Grania

Why BADMINTONScotland?

It feels like a good time to join, especially in the build up to the Commonwealth Games. There is a lot happening here with exciting new partnerships, and I believe there’s also big opportunities to expand and share our community-led focus with players at all levels.

I want to take our social and web content in a new (yet natural) direction to become more personable and engaging. We want to connect and share information with those who are interested in our sport.

What are you most looking forward to in your new role?

I’m looking forward to getting to know the team, working with athletes, coaches and those in the badminton community. In any sport it’s a real challenge to connect with everyone as there is so much going on at club, community and high performance levels. By engaging with and showcasing many different projects and initiatives, I believe we can create a real sense of community here.

What do you think are your main challenges or any targets you’d like to meet?

I would love to share more stories from clubs, hubs and community badminton initiatives – this way we can inspire others to get involved in our sport at all levels. If you’re reading this and want to share news or information about your club or give recognition to someone who is doing amazing things, please get in touch and we can spread the word about what’s happening in Scottish badminton.

What are your hobbies outside of work?

When I’m not out walking with my dog (Beef!), you’ll find me at gigs or playing Aussie rules with Greater Glasgow Giants – I joined the team early February 2022 and fell in love with the sport. I’m also a keen footballer, having played with United Glasgow and Partick Thistle.

Look out for more meet the team features, coming soon to our news feed!