These are Annual Awards for the Most Promising Under 12 Girl and Boy in the County.

In 2003, while he was Chair of North Tyneside Council, Councillor John Carter became an avid fan of badminton, attending a number of major events, including England international matches, 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. Each year, in May/June, the two most promising Under 12 players used to receive their award from whoever was the current Chair of North Tyneside Council at a ceremony at the North Tyneside Council Offices, accompanied by a Civic Reception.

Unfortunately, from 2020 onwards due to financial constraints North Tyneside Council were no longer able to host an award ceremony.  These Awards are now presented at the County Junior Presentation Evening.

Previous winners of the awards are:




2019 Naomi Silva Ryan Cockett
2018 Lucy Dodd Cameron Twynholm
2017 Ellen Davison Jack Tilbury
2016 Charlotte Graham Tim Bodani
2015 Rachel Bogan Alex Sutherland
2014 Rachel Bogan Andrew Liang
2013 Asmita Chaudhari George Moran
2012 Asmita Chaudhari Ashraf Alam
2011 Sarah Wilson Adi Menon
2010 Naomi Chidambaram Amit Chaudhari
2009 Alisha Israni Philip Pahatouridis
2008 Ira Banerjee Jules Brom
2007 Rebecca Stein Aristo Pahatouridis
2006 Helena Woodburn Ben Mellish
2005 Olivia Topham Philip Humble
2004 Emma Reaston Jeremy Green
2003 Eleanor Laws Christopher Goodfellow