Para Badminton players prepare for 4 Nations

Badminton World Champion Dwarf Niall McVeigh and his colleague Andrew Moorcroft take a breather.
Badminton World Champion Dwarf Niall McVeigh and his colleague Andrew Moorcroft take a breather.

Ireland’s Para Badminton squad have been busy preparing for the 4 Nations competition in Glasgow from February 13-15.

Under the eagle eye of their manager Eugene McVeigh, the squad has added a new fitness regime and members are expected to undertake up to eight hours of different routines which are complemented by sessions in the National Badminton Centre.

The commitment of these players would put many other sportsmen and women to shame and the attached photo shows world champion Niall McVeigh and Andrew Moorcroft gasping for breath after one of the testing sessions.

Laura Lee has re-joined the squad and is eagerly looking forward to the Glasgow competition while Nial Jarvie is enjoying the training with the squad but will be representing Scotland in the 4 Nations.