MAKING big decisions that could change the course of your life is never easy, but perhaps particularly so when you are young.

However, one Scottish athlete seems to have made the right call when under pressure to decide where her future lay.

At the tender age of 17, Georgia Adderley was recently crowned British under-19 squash champion, and has also won a host of other accolades in the sport.

For those who may not know, Georgia is also a talented football player. She has represented Scotland at under-17 level and captained her country at under-16 level. However, there came a point in her life when Georgia, who played her domestic football with Spartans, had to make a choice.

As I am sure you can imagine, to continue to participate at an elite level in two sports is pretty much an impossible task.

Diary clashes, training, costs and physical wellbeing are just some of the factors that come into play in such a scenario as well as – I would suspect – concern from parents in regards to education.

To the delight of Scottish Squash, Georgia decided to focus her career with them, and she is definitely one to watch for the future.

The Edinburgh teenager is also named on the shortlist of athletes

for tomorrow night’s Scottish Women in Sport Awards Dinner

as a contender for sportscotland Young Sportswoman of the Year, alongside Toni Shaw from

swimming and gymnast

Crystelle Lake.

I have found Scottish Squash a great organisation to work with and it is currently working hard through its diversity and inclusion plans to ensure that squash is a sport that can be enjoyed by all.

Last year, it fully embraced our #GirlsdoSport campaign where – working with students from

the University of the West of Scotland who were involved in journalism, media and video production – we chose nine sports and created a programme

about each.

You can still find these on the Scottish Women in Sport

YouTube channel. Scottish Squash continues to use #GirlsDoSquash as a focus as it promotes the sport.