Northumberland Badminton Association is delighted to have received significant grant support from Sport Newcastle. This is great news for us and is intended to help us identify additional junior talent.
Sport Newcastle is a local sports development charity and has awarded us £1,000 which is intended to provide the coaching support for a new once-per-week NBA Junior Talent Squad to be held at the Tyneside Badminton Centre. We have been working recently to establish local talent squads in different areas of the county and the plan is to bring together the more talented young players with the aim of raising playing standards and also providing a pathway to coached performance level sessions.
We have also been very pleased to hear that three of our most talented young players have been awarded bursaries to help with the costs of their badminton development. These players are Emily Harrison, Philip Pahatouridis and Garrylee McMullen.
The Association is extremely thankful to Sport Newcastle for their support.