FAST-rising table tennis ace Colin Dalgleish will be flying the flag for North Ayrshire at the Commonwealth Games in April.

Colin (23), who plays for British Premier League team North Ayrshire Table Tennis Club (NATTC) has been called up by Team Scotland for the event, which is being held on Australia's Gold Coast.

Currently living just outside Glasgow, Livingston-born Colin is currently studying at The University of Aberdeen.

He signed for the club, based at St Matthew's Academy aged 17 and was part of the team who won four successive Scottish National League titles.

Colin had an excellent 2017 which saw him represent Great Britain at the World University Games in Taipai, as well as winning gold at the Scottish Mixed Doubles Championships and medals in both Singles and Doubles at the Home Countries International.

NATTC player and coach Chris Main said: "It's an honour for the club to have one of our players at the Games. One of the main reasons he is going to the Commonwealth Games is because of training and coaching from North Ayrshire Table Tennis Club. Colin used to train six hours on a Saturday or Sunday. He also has good training at Aberdeen as part of the Talented Athlete programme.

"He will definitely be pushing for a medal. In Glasgow 2014 the Scottish Men's team reached the quarter-final and finished fifth in the playoff. His Scotland team-mate Gavin Rumgay had gone from outside the top 250 to top six in the Commonwealth and with him in the team they will have a strong chance of doing well.

"Colin deserves this place more than anyone else as he trains hard and travels."