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 year’s “Rising Stars of Sport”. Emily has had great success in recent years, winning a number of BE Circuit tournaments or reaching the later stages of several events and this season she has made herself a fixture in the Seniors first team. This is the first Rising Stars award for one of our junior badminton players for some 12 years and was very well merited. Well done, Emily – pictured here with her trophy, an engraved clock.