Stowmarket Badminton Club held its thirteenth annual junior tournament recently with
94 players from eight different junior clubs/groups in various age groups from under-
The support from families and friends was excellent with the balcony at Mid Suffolk Sports Centre overflowing with spectators. The honours across the age groups were well spread between the teams who entered which included Stowmarket, Ipswich YMCA, Abbeygate, Bosmere, Bury Academy, Claydon, Debenham and Newmarket B.C.
The winners of the various groups were:-
Under 10 -
Under 12 -
Under 14 -
Under 16 -
We were very lucky to have such excellent support from our senior members who assisted the club coaches on the day acting as umpires, scorers and cheerleaders.
The enthusiasm from the players and the backup from their parents was infectious and so encouraging for all the helpers making our commitment to organising and running a junior section, alongside our adult club, so worthwhile. As a consequence Stowmarket Badminton Club have also seen the whole club prosper with youngsters representing our own club, playing in local tournaments, attending county training and playing in county matches.
Saturday 30th March also saw the end of season in-
Finally, the end of season club tournaments brought together the majority of the club (plus invited guests) to take part in singles, handicapped doubles and mixed tournaments run over three Wednesdays in April. This year saw Isabel Lucas & Ryan Newcombe take the honours in the singles, Paul Adderson & Ryan Newcombe in the men’s doubles, Janine Simonds & Mary Haywood in the ladies’ doubles and Jo Marshall & Ryan Newcombe in the mixed doubles.
Chairman, Stowmarket Badminton Club