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Kirsty Gilmour and Alex Dunn both selected in Scotland's 2018 Commonwealth Games badminton squad

North Lanarkshire badminton stars Kirsty Gilmour and Alex Dunn have both been named in Scotland's eight-strong badminton squad for the Commonwealth Games in Australia this April.

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Alex celebrates with mixed doubles partner Eleanor (Pic Lorraine Hill)

The boy 'Dunn' good as Alex wins national doubles and mixed doubles titles!

Motherwell badminton ace Alex Dunn emulated Kirsty Gilmour (see article elsewhere on this website) by sealing glory at last week’s Yonex Scottish National Championships in Perth.

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Kirsty Gilmour has completed a magnificent seven in a row

It’s happy Gilmour as Kirsty completes magnificent seven Scottish National badminton titles

Bothwell badminton star Kirsty Gilmour completed a magnificent seven of women’s singles titles after enjoying yet another triumphant weekend at the Yonex Scottish National Championships.

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Motherwell Athletics Club members pictured during a recent Monday night training session at Ravenscraig Sports Facility. Club bosses say that having an indoor venue is vital for them during the often harsh winter months. (Submitted pic)

Clubs battle council plans to ‘wipe out’ Ravenscraig athletics facilities

A club coach has vowed to fight controversial council plans to virtually wipe out athletics facilities at Motherwell’s Ravenscraig Sports Facility.

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An artist's impression of how the new hotel will look when it is built at Hamilton Park Racecourse

Hamilton Park Racecourse to get £10 million hotel

Hamilton Park Racecourse chiefs have welcomed South Lanarkshire Council’s decision to approve plans for a multi-million pound hotel development on its grounds.

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Reece McFadden celebrates his 52kg flyweight round of 16 win over Charlie Edwards at 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (Pic by Andrew OBrien)

Motherwell boxer Reece McFadden hopes 2018 Commonwealth Games can be first step on road to world pro title win

Motherwell-based fighter Reece McFadden is hoping that landing a Commonwealth Games flyweight gold can be the catalyst for a future world professional title.
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Bert McShane, head coach of Motherwells Forgewood ABC, presents cheque to Angela McCormack of Macmillan Cancer Support (Pic by Les Kingstone)

Motherwell's Forgewood Amateur Boxing Club mark their 30th anniversary

The Motherwell Civic welcomed back the Forgewood Amateur Boxing Club show on December 1 after an absence of many years.

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QUIZ: The 2017 sporting year

QUIZ: The 2017 sporting year

Test your knowledge of the sporting year with our fun quiz.

Councillor Jim Logue (front row, first left) is pictured with some of the 2017 inductees into the North Lanarkshire Sports Hall of Fame

Nominations open for new additions to North Lanarkshire Sporting Hall of Fame at Ravenscraig

Nominations are now open for people to suggest who they think should be included in the 2018 North Lanarkshire Sporting Hall of Fame.

Cleland boxer Stephen Newns (second right) is pictured with fellow Scotland 2018 Commonwealth Games team members Aqeel Ahmed, Nahaniel Collins, John Docherty, Reece McFadden, Robbie McKechnie and Victoria Glover. Also pictured is the SNP governments sports minister Aileen Campbell.

Cleland boxer Stephen Newns is targetting 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medal

Despite having only just completed his first year as a senior, Cleland boxing ace Stephen Newns has earned Commonwealth Games selection.

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There was vaulting joy for Motherwell gymnastics ace Ellie Patrick at the recent Sandra Clarke Cup in Nottingham (Submitted pic)

Motherwell gymnast Ellie Patrick helped Scotland to runners-up spot at prestigious Sandra Clarke Cup

Motherwell gymnast Ellie Patrick was in the Scotland team which finished in runners-up spot at the prestigious Sandra Clarke Cup in Nottingham.

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Bothwell badminton ace Kirsty Gilmour with Scottish Open Grand prix womens singles trophy (Pic by Ross Eaglesham)

Badminton ace Kirsty Gilmour says there was nothing lucky about her Scottish Open Grand Prix victory

Third time’s a charm, but Bothwell badminton ace Kirsty Gilmour insists luck had nothing to do with her victory in the Scottish Open Grand Prix after twice finishing runner-up.

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The impressive grandstand at Hamilton Park Racecourse, with the paddock in the foreground

Hamilton Park Racecourse is awarded Gold Standard status

Hamilton Park Racecourse has been awarded Gold Standard status for 12 months and been named as one of the UK’s best venues for racehorse owners.
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Chris Bungard is confident he'll be celebrating like this again on Saturday night (Submitted pic)

Holytown’s Chris Bungard confident he can bash Englishman Nash on his return to MMA action

Holytown Mixed Martial Arts ace Chris Bungard is confident of a quick win on his return to the ring for a 73kg professional clash this Saturday night.

Louisa Gilluley in an atmospheric taekwon-do action shot (Submitted pic)

Bellshill taekwon-do lass Louisa Gilluley earns first Scotland call-up

Reigning Scottish, British and World taekwon-do champion Louisa Gilluley (above) has earned her first Scotland junior squad selection.

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Caroline Brown won numerous ladies singles titles at her former club Bellshill and Mossend

New Stevenston bowls ace Caroline Brown eyeing 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medal

New Stevenston bowls ace Caroline Brown wants to land a Commonwealth Games gold medal to banish her Glasgow 2014 heartache.

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The top three pictured on podium (Submitted pic)

Van’s the Lanarkshire's Strongest Man after nailbiter

For the second consecutive year there was a nailbiting finish to the Lanarkshire Strongest Man competition, writes Craig Goldthorp.
Andrew McKenzie (centre) with coach Scott Goodman and trainer Chris Dickson (Submitted pic)

Viewpark fighter Andrew ‘The Animal’ McKenzie gets pro boxing offer

Viewpark boxing ace Andrew McKenzie has been offered a professional boxing contract after winning a Scottish title unification bout in Wishaw.

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Two-time world heavyweight boxing champion Tim Witherspoon (59) squares up to local man Steven McGhee before their recent exhibition fight (Submitted pic)

Two-time world heavyweight champion Tim Witherspoon took on novice in Motherwell

Two-time world heavyweight boxing champion Tim Witherspoon was the star attraction at this month’s charity boxing night arranged by local man Frank Gilluley.
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Hostile members (from left) Alexander, Robert and Jonathon with their Commonwealth medals (Submitted pic)

Hostile Gym trio all medalled at Commonwealth Power Lifting Championships

No fewer than three members of Motherwell’s Hostile Gym won medals at the prestigious Commonwealth Power Lifting Championships.

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