27th May 2009

Thistle Club Member Christine Black Elected Badminton Scotland President

Former badminton international and seven-times national mixed doubles champion Christine Black is Badminton Scotland’s new President.

The 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games Badminton Team Manager, who won 56 Scotland caps in a glittering international career from 1977-1990, took office at the annual meeting of the Scottish Badminton Union in Stirling on Sunday.

Black, who has gone from Scotland player to team manager at major tournaments and is still enjoying success as a player on the international Seniors circuit, succeeds Leon Douglas (West Lothian) as President.

The new President, who is married to the former international hammer thrower Chris Black, said: “I have played badminton since I was 12 years old and this is one of the greatest honours in my career. I am looking forward to serving my sport over the next two years and putting something back into a game that has given me so much.”