In 2003, while he was Chair of North Tyneside Council, Councillor John Carter became an avid fan of badminton, attending a number of events which were staged in North Tyneside. He decided that he would like to set up an annual award for the most promising boy and girl in Northumberland, and so the annual Under 12 awards were established. This year, as usual, the awards were presented at a Civic Reception at the North Tyneside Council Offices by the current Chair, Councillor Cath Davis. She is shown here with the two winners, Ellen Davison and Jack Tilbury, whose proud parents were also at the ceremony. Congratulations to them both!