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Byline: FRANK HAYNES

CLAIRE BROWNIE will skipper a 12-strong Team Scotland netball squad at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games later this year.

Olympic champions Katie Archibald and Callum Skinner head a list of 17 cycling selections while the gymnastics picks sees world and Olympic medallist Dan Purvis and reigning British floor and vault champion Frank Baines also pull on Scottish colours once more.

Brownie said: "I am honoured and very excited to be selected for the Commonwealth Games. It is an amazing experience to be part of Team Scotland, I absolutely loved it in 2014 and can't wait to join up with the wider Team Scotland family, get out to the Gold Coast and put all of our hard work into practice."

Badminton star Kirsty Gilmour will line up for her third Commonwealth Games. She said: "I'm ecstatic about competing in my third Commonwealth Games and it will be a very different experience than my previous ones."

Team Scotland will also take to the field in both the men's and women's hockey competitions. There is a wealth of experience in the men's squad with Kenny Bain, Alan Forsyth, William Marshall and Gordon McIntyre all selected for their third Games.

In the women's line-up, 12 players are making their Games debuts.

Diver Grace Reid is selected for her third Commonwealth Games at the age of just 21.

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
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Date:Feb 15, 2018
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