K E Y EVENTS
Alan McIlvain was employed on a consultancy basis prior to
INTERNATIONAL RE PRES ENTAT I O N
becoming High Performance Badminton Coach in 2000.
Alan led the programme through to 2006. After an interim • First Badminton pupils started in August (4 players)
post of Director GSOS, Alan secured a National Coach
position in Belgium. 2000 2000
In April 2007 Craig Robertson was appointed as High • Alan McIlvain appointed as HPC.
Performance Coach and is now assisted by Assistant High • LTPD plan created and implemented
Performance Coaches Iain Pringle and Lena Robertson (part
time) as well as Performance Coaches Kenneth Young and 2001 2001
Stephen McPhail, both former sports pupils. • Istvan Balyi facilitates seminar for coaches.
The playing and coaching experience of the current 2002 (1) 2002
coaches at National and International levels, with input Debbie Bradley. • First Pupil to Join National Junior Squad.
from former coaches which include Rita Yuan Gao and
Gordon Thomson, both International Players, has led to an • Training Camp in Club La Santa, Lanzarote
increase in standards and performances throughout the • 7 players in programme.
2003 (4) 2003
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS Greg Anderson, Cameron Barbour, • First S6 graduations.
Pupils from 13 local authorities have participated in the Stephen McPhail, Sean O’Farrell.
• Training Camp in England.
badminton programme over the past decade. The
programme has developed and the overall standard has • Korea’s Lee Jae Bok visits as Consultant Coach.
risen year on year. A total of 33 National Titles and 31 • 13 players on the programme.
Scottish Schools Titles have been won from Under 13 to
Under 19 age groups. 2004 (4) 2004
Fraser Ballantyne, Kareena Marshall, • Iain Pringle appointed as AHPC.
10 pupils have achieved West of Scotland Institute of Sport Stephen McPhail, Kenny Young.
status, more recently through BADMINTONscotland High • First Primary Schools Programme & talent squad.
Adam Hall Performance Squad. • First British title won by school of sport pupil.
• 18 players on the programme.
TRAINING CAMPS AND COMPETITION
A warm weather camp was held in 2002 at Club La Santa,
2005 (2) 2005
Lanzarote. This ran through to 2006 with the first English Lisa McMullen, Stephen McPhail. • Training Camp in Club La Santa.
Kirsty Gilmour jumps into action
Training Camp held in 2003. In 2004 a small group • First International competition won by GSOS pupil.
travelled to International Competition the ‘Aros Cup’ in • 26 players on the programme.
Denmark and linked this into a joint training camp.
Since 2004 pupils have gained experience in competitions 2006 (5) 2006
all over Europe as part of Glasgow School of Sport and Kirsty McGlynn, James McKay, Stephen McPhail, • Training Camp in Club La Santa.
National Teams. Lisa McMullen, Kenny Young. • Training Camp in England.
• 30 players on the programme.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
Many of the badminton pupils have gone on to study at 2007 (6) 2007
colleges and university in a broad range of subjects, with Katie Hall, Kirsty Gilmour, Kirsty McGlynn, • Training Camp in England.
others gaining employment. Lisa McMullen, Stephen McPhail, • 27 players on the programme.
Kenneth Young continues to train full time while coaching
at GSOS. Kenny recently signed a contract for La Chaux De
Fonds Badminton Club to compete in the National League 2008 (7) 2008
in Switzerland. Fiona Archiebald, Kirsty Gilmour, Robyn Glen, • 7 S5/6 Pupils Qualified as UKCC Coaches in Badminton.
Kaity Hall, Kirsty McGlynn, Gregor McVean, • GSoS runs Under 12 Tournament.
Stephen McPhail is also coaching within the GSOS Steven Stewart.
programme and is involved with Satellite and National 26 players on the programme.
Junior Squads. Stephen is studying an HND in Sports
Coaching at North Glasgow College and is hoping to
2009 (2) 2009
become a full time Coach and Tutor.
Fiona Archibald, Gregor McVean. • 10-Year Anniversary.
WHAT’S NEXT? • Training Camp in England.
As the programme develops our aim is to have as many • First Under 11 Tournament organised.
players in National Squads and teams at all age levels.
This base would allow the programme to aim high and INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS
provide BADMINTONscotland with players for their Junior Aros Cup – Denmark
High Performance Squad that show potential to join Kenny Young U19 Boys Doubles 2008
Scottish Institute of Sport and win medals at major events Kirsty Gilmour U15 Girls Singles 2008
in the future. Adam Hall & Josh Neil U13 Boys Doubles 2008 BRITISH CHAMPIONS
Kenny Young U19 Boys Doubles 2007 Kirsty Gilmour U15 Girls Singles 2008
Belgium International Stephen McPhail U17 Boys Singles & Boys Doubles 2006
Main photo: Gregor McVean ready to serve Kenny Young & Stephen McPhail U19 Boys Doubles 2007 Kenny Young U17 Boys Doubles 2006
Olve Jot, Belgium Stephen McPhail U15 Boys Singles & Boys Doubles 2004
Stephen McPhail U15 Singles & Mixed Doubles 2005 Kenny Young U15 Boys Doubles 2004