Northumberland Juniors Regain the Challenge Trophy from Durham

Team Northumberland  played Team Durham in the Challenge Cup last weekend at Belmont School in Durham.  This has now become an annual event against our near neighbours and this year we had teams of 16 juniors, ranging from Year 6 up to Year 11, playing a mixture of singles and doubles matches.  After a total of 56 games, Northumberland emerged triumphant.  This is team manager Karen Davison’s report on the day.

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Under 18 ICT

And so, another year has gone already and it’s off to Nottingham for the 53rd running of the Under 18 Inter County Tournament.  With a mainly young and inexperienced team, and lacking really strong singles players, we had no great expectations other than not finishing in the bottom group.  Unfortunately, the number of competing counties was down by three to 32 and several of our closer competitors from recent years were missing.  It was clearly going to be tough but two good wins saw us into 27th place, the same as last year.  Our new County Coach Martin Fagan was pretty pleased with the overall level of performances, as were his assistants Alison Thompson and Jamie Tinnion. Continue reading

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A Tight Match for the U16s v Yorkshire

Our U16s played their last match of the season last weekend against a Yorkshire team in their Shires League Satellite fixture at the Tyneside Badminton centre.  The team were managed by Karen Davison: please read on for her report.
Team:-
Ellen Davison, Lucy Dodd, Natalie Ho, Charlotte Graham, Amy Ward
Tim Bodani, James Dodd, Matty Grant, Matty Short, Finlay Smith

 

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Record entry for social tournament

The latest North Tyneside Social Badminton Tournament, held in the sports hall at John Spence Community High School in North Shields, attracted a record entry of 75 players, who play for fun. The ages of the players ranged from 14 to 74!  It was again extremely pleasing to see over 20 new faces, including a good contingent of very friendly and polite Chinese players from Northumbria University. Continue reading

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They are off to the National Schools Final!!!!!

Success in the regional round has meant that the boys from Gosforth Academy and the girls from Emmanuel College, Gateshead, have made it through to the Finals weekend of the National School Championships at the end of April.  And six of the players are from our county squads.  Vikram and Jai Nayyar, Tom Cox and Finlay Smith are in  the Gosforth team: and moreover, their team is managed by our top Under 18, George Moran.  The Emmanuel team features sisters Natalie and Katrina Ho.

Very well done to them all – and the best of luck for their Finals.

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Medals for our U17 Girls

There was success for two of our girls in the recent Northumberland Under 17 Silver tournament.  This had been due to take place at the start of March but unfortunately had to be cancelled because of the “Beast from the East”.  A small window in the calendar enabled it to be rescheduled a fortnight later.  Although some of the original entrants could not make the new date and the girls’ entries were lower than we would have liked, there were a few additional players to take some of the vacated places. Continue reading

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Senior County Report 2 [2017-18 season]

Information on Senior Tournaments and County Team matches from December 2017 to March 7th  2018. Continue reading

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Senior County Report 1 [2017-18 season]

Information on Senior Tournaments and County Team matches up to the end of November 2017. Continue reading

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Badminton England vacancy in North East

Badminton England are currently advertising for a vacant position which is to cover either Yorkshire or the North East [= Durham & Northumberland CBA areas].  If you are interested click here for the advert. Closing date is 19 March 2018.

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Former County star player remembered in Chronicle tribute

Anyone who knew Lynn Lacey will be interested to read the recent article that appeared in the Evening Chronicle. Click here to access the article.

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