TWO East Lothian teenagers have been called into the Scotland squad for a prestigious tournament next week.

Jamie Pearman and Phoebe Hamilton, who are members of the Tyne District Squash Club in Haddington, have been included in the nation’s under-15s squad ahead of a trip to Cardiff for the 5 Nations.

The event sees the young Scots go head-to-head with players from England, France, Ireland and Wales in a round-robin tournament.

At last year’s event, which was held in Edinburgh, the home stars secured a credible third in both the under-13 and under-15 events.

Named in the older squad are Cailen McAlpine, Zak Paton and Felicia Chan alongside Pearman and Hamilton, who makes the step-up from last year’s under-13 squad.

East Lothian Courier: Dylan (right) and Jamie Pearman (centre) previously met squash star Rory StewartDylan (right) and Jamie Pearman (centre) previously met squash star Rory Stewart (Image: Contributed)

Ahead of the competition, which takes place from Friday to next Sunday (April 5 to 7), Kylie Lindsay, Scottish Squash pathway manager and coach, said: “The 5 Nations is always an exciting event for the players, as for the majority it’s their first taste of representing Scotland.

“It’s a big achievement being selected to represent your country and I know all these players will really enjoy the experience and represent Scotland with lots of pride and passion.”