Ponteland coach Phil Hall set up the first ever Northumberland area junior league as part of Badminton England’s pilot of their National Junior League.
His league was for under 12s with 4 teams from the Ponteland, Walbottle and Haltwhistle area and he accompanied the league winners down to Milton Keynes last weekend for the National Finals. Haltwhistle Middle School boys, joined by 2 girls from Ponteland, came a very creditable fourth at the National Badminton Centre. They all greed that they had had a great experience at the Finals especially enjoying playing to an audience and seeing their names on the electronic scoreboards. The team is pictured below wearing their new tops.