Badminton battle set

Alex Dunn (left) and Darren Reid will both be in action at Ravenscraig
Alex Dunn (left) and Darren Reid will both be in action at Ravenscraig

MOTHERWELL’s Alex Dunn will be aiming to follow in the footsteps of Sophie Morrison by taking home three titles from the Scottish National Badminton Championships.

The under-15 event will be held at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility this weekend with Dunn and partner Mark Leith, from Stonehaven, top seeds in the boys’ doubles.

Dunn is second seed in the singles and, with partner Holly Newall, of Mauchline, is seeded third in the mixed doubles.

Uddingston’s Darren Reid has been seeded fourth in the boys’ singles.

Last year Sophie Morrison, from Motherwell, won the girls’ singles and mixed doubles, and teamed up with twin sister Hannah to take the girls’ doubles.

She is in action in the under-19 event this time.

Sophie and Hannah face defending champions Hannah Laing and Megan Richardson in the first round of the women’s doubles.

The action starts at 10am on Saturday and admission is free.