Lanark Grammar pupils hail John Barrie influence

Trophy haul...from Lanark Grammar's badminton squad
Trophy haul...from Lanark Grammar's badminton squad

LANARK badminton legend John Barrie has been hailed as the key factor in Lanark Grammar pupils’ resounding success at the Lanarkshire Secondary Schools Badminton Championships.

Grammar pupils recorded four wins and three runners-up finishes at the Ravenscraig Sports Facility in Motherwell, testament to the quality coaching they’d received from MBE John.

“Winning all those medals was a great achievement for the pupils,” said Lanark Grammar pupil support teacher Fergie Robson.

Fergie said that the under-14 boys doubles final had been particularly memorable to watch as Lanark Grammar pupils Danny Robson and Calum Strang beat a pair one year older than them.

Danny also won the under-13 boys singles, with Calum finishing as the runner-up.

Among other competing Lanark Grammar kids, Ben Strang was runner-up in the under-15 boys singles, Ben and Owen Robson won the under-16 boys doubles, twins Lauren and Sarah Kennedy won the under-16 girls doubles and the unrelated Eilidh Millar and Sophie Millar were runners-up in the under-19 girls doubles.

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