Under 17 Anglo-Scottish weekend

Our Juniors’ first team event of the new season was the Under 17 Anglo-Scottish which took place last weekend at TBC.  This is the report from Karen Davison who did another great job managing the team.

Northumberland’s  team was:  Natalie Ho, Charlotte Graham, Ellen Davison, Amy Ward, Anna Kroot, Erin Macintosh, Lucy Dodd;  Finlay Smith, Tom Bodani, Jai Nayyar, James Dodd, Matty Grant, Dominic Wilson-Baker, Mark Walker. Continue reading

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Junior County Restricteds, 22nd & 23rd Sept

Our Junior Championships are coming up soon with the Under 13 & Under 17 on Saturday 22nd and Under 15 & Under 19 on Sunday 23rd September.  The entry forms are attached below and need to be posted or emailed to the organiser, Richard Taylor, by the end of Wednesday next week (19th).

Under 13 (born in 2007 or later)    NBA Entry Form U13 2018

Under 15 (2005 or later)    NBA Entry Form U15 2018

Under 17 (2003 or later)    NBA Entry Form U17 2018

Under 19 (2001 or later)    NBA Entry Form U19 2018

Any problems – give Richard a call (contact details on the forms).

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Level 2 Course starts in November

The UKCC Level 2 coaching course qualifies the coach to independently plan, lead and review coaching sessions and develop coaching programmes to support the development of players.

A Level 2 Coaching Course for the North East is coming up in November 2018, please CLICK HERE to view full course details and to book a place.

Course Information:
• Dates: Saturday 17th November 2018, Sunday 18th November 2018, Saturday 5th January 2019 & Saturday 16th February 2019
• Times: 9am – 5pm on all four days
• Venue: Tyneside Badminton Centre (Bowness Road, Slatyford, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 2TA)
• Cost: £355 for registered coaches, £370 for Badminton England members and £380 for non-members (any applicants from Northumberland may be eligible for significant financial support in return for some voluntary work).
• Deadline for applying: 19th September 2018

*All learners must be aged 18 or over on the first day of the course.

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Tyneside Badminton Centre-Job Opportunities

Tyneside Badminton Centre is looking to recruit a Sports Centre Supervisor.

For more information follow the link here:

Tyneside Badminton Centre Job Advert

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LEVEL 1 COURSE AT T.B.C. IN SEPTEMBER

The UKCC Level 1 coaching course is the entry point into the coaching world and qualifies the assistant coach to support the Level 2 coach during a coaching session. This support role might include observation of practice, feeding and group management, to allow the effective delivery of the planned coaching programme.

A Level 1 Coaching Course for the North East is coming up in September 2018, please CLICK HERE to view full course details and to book a place.

Course Information:
• Dates: Saturday 1st September, Saturday 8th September & Saturday 29th September 2018
• Times: 9.30am – 4.30pm on all three days
• Venue: Tyneside Badminton Centre (Bowness Road, Slatyford, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 2TA)
• Cost: £215 for Badminton England members and £225 for non-members
• Deadline for applying: 04/08/2018

* All learners must be aged 16 or over on the first day of the course.

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Surprise Award for Norma

NBA Secretary, Norma Waterfield, was one of only 4 people to receive a North Tyneside Chairman’s Gold Commendation Award in recognition of all her voluntary work developing badminton in North Tyneside. Continue reading

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North East Newsletter

Holly Robson, NBA’s new BE Relationship Manager for the North East, has produced her first Regional Newsletter. Click here to read.

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Fun & Games at the Juniors’ Presentation Event

The last day of June saw some 70 players and family gathered at TBC for the annual Presentation Evening.  This took a different format from earlier years with the first two and a half hours spent playing some fun badminton, a bit of table tennis and the relatively new sport of pickleball.  Parents and other family members were keen to join in, with some notable performers on the TT tables.

After the games and a sizeable buffet provided by the parents, they all gathered together in the small hall for the official business. 

The permanent trophies for the Junior Restricteds were presented, the multi, three-times winners being Lucy Dodd at Under 13, Charlotte Graham and Tim Bodani at Under 15 and Ashraf Alam at Under 19.

Junior Half Colours were awarded to Arif Alam and Jack Thorpe and these were followed by the award of Full Colours to Anna Railton, Rachel Bogan, Sarah Bambrick and George Moran.  The evening ended with the presentation of the Bob Forster silver salvers for “The Most Promising Girl and Boy” to Sarah Bambrick and George Moran and a special word of thanks to the ever-available and constantly-helpful Karen Davison.

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The junior season ends, finally, in York

The Northumberland U14 team travelled down to York on Saturday 9 June for the annual Mixed Doubles Tournament held in memory of Cerryg Davies, a young Yorkshire player who died suddenly some years ago.  This is manager Karen Davison’s report. Continue reading

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Under 13 Anglo-Scottish at Largs

On 26 and 27 May 2018 the Northumberland under 13 team competed in the Anglo Scottish tournament at the Scottish National Sports Centre in Largs, Ayrshire. The team comprised Xuehan Zhang, Ryan Cockett, Cameron Twynholm, Sam Best, Lucy Dodd, Eve Beechinor Collins, Merin Cherian and Anna Craig (borrowed from West of Scotland). This was a new experience for most of the team, with only one having played in the event before. The team managers were Gillian Cockett and Joel Dodd and this is Joel’s report on the weekend. Continue reading

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