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                                                                                                                                                                                                            K E Y EVENTS
                                                                                                                                                   1998                                                             1998
                                                           Alan McIlvain was employed on a consultancy basis prior to
                                                                                                                                                   1999                                                             1999

                                                                                                                         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.
                        Craig Robertson
                                                           badminton 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.
        98/99   08/09
                                                           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.
                                                                                                                                                   Steven Stewart.
                                                           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