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Anglo Scottish Under 15

The Anglo-Scottish League event for Under 15s took place this weekend at Tyneside Badminton Centre, with six teams from north and south of the border competing.  Yorkshire brought a strong team and took the honours with their 12-3 win over … Continue reading

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Ellie just misses out on Volunteer of the Year award

A couple of months ago, Ellie Roberts received a “Local Heroes” award from Sport Newcastle for her volunteering work with young badminton players in our county.  She followed this up being nominated as Badminton England’s Young Volunteer of the Year … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Emily!!

The Annual Dinner of Sport Newcastle took place recently at the Civic Centre.  It was a big night for the charity – a 50th anniversary celebration – but also for our Emily Harrison who was named as one of this … Continue reading

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A Triumphant Day Out for the Under 17s

Northumberland’s U17 team has just been down to Sheffield for the second round of the North Midway.  As there was a late team withdrawal from this round, the format of the day was set to be a round robin of … Continue reading

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Strong Performances at the U19 Nationals

Buoyed by their success in Durham the previous weekend, Emily Harrison and Ashraf Alam skipped a day’s school to compete in the U19 Nationals in Milton Keynes. Emily was unlucky to draw the 1st seed in her first round singles … Continue reading

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Silverware returns to Northumberland

Emily Harrison and Ashraf Alam came home from the Durham U19 Silver tournament on 4th February laden with three trophies between them. Emily partnered with Beth Speechley of Yorkshire, and Ashraf with Niall Wagstaff of Notts to win both Level … Continue reading

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Anglo-Scottish Under 13s

This tournament, which is often the first team event for our young players, was held last weekend at TBC.  Northumberland’s team, which was relatively inexperienced in comparison to the strong counties of Lothian and Yorkshire, fought hard but found the … Continue reading

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Several Medals for our Juniors at Northumberland Circuit Weekend

We had four age group junior tournaments last weekend, with a Silver at Under 16 and Bronze events at Under 18, Under 14 and Under 12.  The tournaments went very well, with a good level of entry, and there were … Continue reading

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Great win for Philip at Cheshire Senior Silver

Our top man this year, Philip Pahatouridis, produced a gret performance over at Ellesmere Port this weekend to win the singles title in the Cheshire Senior Silver tournament.  Starting as one of the 3/4 seeds, he had two good two-end … Continue reading

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Under 14 Shires draw with Lancs2

Our young and very inexperienced Under 14 team bounced back from a tough opening defeat to Yorkshire by sharing the spoils with Lancashire 2.  Playing for the first time on the new courts at the Northumberland Club in Jesmond and … Continue reading

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