DUNFERMLINE badminton star Brooke Stalker is ready to make net gains on the Continent after being served with a place in the national squad.

The 13-year-old, a pupil at Queen Anne High School, is one of four girls and four boys that have been chosen by Badminton Scotland to compete at the Under-17 European Championships in Gniezno, Poland, between August 30 and September 7.

Brooke, who last year claimed Scottish singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles at both under-13 and under-15 level, is the youngest member of the squad and has already enjoyed success at under-17 level so far this year.

Last month, at the Scottish National Under-17 Junior Badminton Championships, she reached the semi-finals of the girls' singles – losing out to eventual winner, and number one seed, Lindsey Ireland, who is also part of the squad – and was runner-up in the doubles and the mixed doubles events.

Brooke followed that up by competing at the Glasgow Youth International, which attracted players from across Europe at the weekend, in the under-15 age group.

In the singles, she reached the semi-finals, where she lost out to England's number two seed, Abigail Hong, progressed to the last four of the girls' doubles, and reached the quarter-finals of the mixed doubles.

Her achievements last year, which also included her becoming the first Scot to win the under-13 girls' singles at the Victor Olve Jot tournament in Belgium, saw her selected to represent Scotland's under-15s at an inter-counties event this year.

After being presented with Dunfermline and West Fife Sports Council's Young Sports Person of the Year award in February, she told Press Sport that making the squad for the European Championship would be "a big achievement".

The team event will take place until September 3, which will be followed by the individual events.

The squad is: Girls – Jodie Black (16, Eyemouth), Lindsey Ireland (15, Aberdeen), Amanda Martin (16, Haddington), Brooke Stalker (13, Dunfermline). Boys – Euan Campbell (16, Dunbar), Lewis Hart (16, Motherwell), Callum Stokes (15, Duns), Isaac Weir (15, Duns).