Three budding Berwickshire badminton talents have been backed by a Borders sporting charity. Brothers Callum and Tyler Smith of Greenlaw and Robbie Patterson of Eyemouth received a combined total of £1,000 from the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust as they continue to make their mark on the national stage. Scottish Under 15 singles champion Robbie picked up an early birthday present after the Trust provided him with £500 to help with travel, training and competition costs. The Eyemouth High School pupil,who turns 15 on Saturday, is a member of Duns Badminton Club and is also part of the Scotland Under 15 squad. Twelve year-old Callum received £250 to support his training and competition travel costs. The Duns Primary School pupil is currently ranked number one in the country at under 12s, having won the under 11 single and double national titles in 2012/13 season. His long-term aim is to become the best under 13 player in Scotland . Young brother Tyler picked up £250 as he also continues to impress on the badminton court. The 10-year-old, also a pupil at Duns Primary, is ranked number two in Scotland at under 11s, and has been selected for the national squad which competes in Belgium this weekend (April 19 to 21). His aim is to win the Scottish Under 11 Championships in May, following in his brother’s footsteps. To find out more about the Rowan Boland Memorial Trust, such as how you can raise money for the charity which supports young sporting talent in the Borders, visit www.rowanbolandmemorialtrust.co.uk
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