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TeamEngland Para-Badminton Squad demonstrate at the Yonex All England Championships 2012

Thursday 8th March - 2pm-3pm

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TeamEngland Para-Badminton Squad at the Yonex All England Championships 2012

 

Standing: Daniel Lee, Antony Forster; Wheelchair: Owen Kilburn,Paula Robinson, Martin Rooke, Gobi Ranganathan; Dwarf: Andrew Martin, Ollie Clarke, Krysten Coombs, Rachel Choong

 

For the past 3-4 years England Players have been demonstrating at various world-class venues including the Yonex All England at the NIA in Birmingham and most recently the World Championships when London hosted the tournament at Wembley Arena in November 2011. This year the newly-formed TeamEngland Para-Badminton squad showcased on Thursday, highlighting the talent of England Para-Badminton players.

 

The TeamEngland Squad demonstrated on court with

Standing: Daniel Lee playing Antony Forster, both SL4 class players.

Wheelchair: Gobi Ranganathan and Paula Robinson playing Martin Rooke and Owen Kilburn

Dwarves: Andrew Martin and Rachel Choong playing Ollie Clarke and Krysten Coombes

 

'The demonstration went well, this was the first time that the TeamEngland Squad was represented and I feel it is a big step to let people recognise Para-Badminton in a bigger light. Our singles match was great as in previous years we played Mens Doubles...  I would encourage any disabled person to take up the sport as in my experience you can always achieve more than you think... through Para-Badminton I have enhanced my badminton skills and lifestyle and I have met many inspirational people and formed close friends along the way' 

Daniel Lee, Standing

TeamEngland Para-Badminton Squad Training Camp - Basildon 

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TeamEngland Para-Badminton Squad 2012

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Coaches and Officials

 

TeamEngland Para-Badminton Squad Traning Camp was held at Basildon Sporting Village on Saturday 3rd- Sunday 4th March 2012. The training schedule was packed with shadow practise, shot practise, sports psychology and match practise involving Academy players. Head coach Alison Pearson and Co-ordinator Leanne Brown organised a successful weekend.

 

Officials:

Head Coach: Alison Pearson

Co-ordinator: Leanne Brown

Coach: Sharon Hawkins

Coach: Shamsu Uddin

Coach: Olli Ward

Sports massage/physio: Charlotte Hawkins

Sports Psychology: Emma Mosley

 

Please send in your comments of the weekend.

England return home from Scottish 4 Nations 2012 with another medal tally

England contingent came home with another impressive medal haul. Bobby Griffin winning Mens Standing Gold over doubles partner and World No.1 Steven Moodie. Will Smith and Scott Richardson claiming Gold in the Mens Doubles Standing over Bobby Griffin and Steven Moodie. Andrew Martin and Rachel Choong continue to dominate the medals table coming home with 3 Golds each. Medals for Gobi Ranganathan, Martin Rooke Paula Robinson and Owen Kilburn in the Wheelchair Class.
Read more about England success at the Scottish 4 Nations.

TeamEngland Para-Badminton Squad Announced

TeamEngland Parabadminton Representation Squad revealed by BadmintonEngland for 2012 season
The squad was picked through a selection process that ran through 2011 and was made up of a number of factors.
BadmintonEngland planned to announce the squad in 2012.
Click here for more information about the first TeamEngland Para-Badminton Representation Squad.

Herts Wheelchair Championship January 2012

The championships started and finished with axillirating matches. Players fought hard for top spot and spectators told EBAD that they were amazed and mazmarized at the talent on display.
Find results in Results page.


An account from Mike Follett on Herts Championship 2012.


8 Members of the Devon Racqueteers entered the Herts tournament.
Although no golds were won our players reached 3 finals winning 5 silver medals and 5 bronze. David Follett and Rowan Crossman were beaten by the tournaments 2 strongest players but still managed to give them a good game in the men’s doubles final. Donna Crook and Katherine Last also came away with silver in the ladies doubles final and David Follett was our other silver medal winner in the men’s singles class 2 final. There was bronze for Rowan Crossman and Hans MacDaniel in the men’s class 3 singles, Rowan Crossman and Katherine Last in the mixed and Katherine Last in the ladies singles. The longest game of the day was in the first match where our Club Captain Phil Day lost 29 – 30.
All our players. Coaches and supporters agreed the tournament was the best organised one we have been to. The Queens school had ample free parking. The sports hall was accessible and well lit and with 6 courts in constant use it enabled the event to be completed in one day. There were official scorers for every game and all games were the best of three with extended play. The idea of presenting bronze medals will only encourage more players to enter and Esther Dilly laid on a wonderful buffet for 
players and supporters.


The Tournament referee Ian Moody was brilliant – He was approachable and flexible unlike some we have come across. He made a point of circulating and talking to everyone. He understands the player’s disabilities and it is good to know he will referee the English leg of the 4 Nations. It was down to him and tournament secretary Malcolm Fraser that the event ran so smoothly
We can’t wait for the next tournament in October


WELL DONE HERTS
Mike Follett
Secretary
www.devonracqueteers.co.uk


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