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Awards for contribution to Parabadminton presented in Exeter

At a starstudded award event in Exeter last night our head coach Sharon Hawkins was voted the Express & Echo unsung hero and David Follett, who will also be carrying the Olympic Flame in 2012 was voted the disabled sportsperson of the year. The awards were presented by former world record holder and BBC presenter Steve Cram. The Devon Racqueteers club was runner-up in the contribution to disability sport.

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Parabadminton players to carry the Olympic Flame in 2012

A proud moment for Parabadminton. Standing Class Bobby Griffin and Wheelchair Class David Follett are set to carry the Olympic Flame on its way to London Olympics 2012. Bobby will be carrying the Flame through Somerset and David will be carrying the Flame through Devon on its way to London.

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England Success at World Championships 2011 - Guatemala City

England had a successful campaign out in the World Championships in Guatemala. All 3 categories (standing,wheelchair and dwarfs) came home with medals; 5 bronze medals in all. Bobby Griffin (Standing Class 3a) was the stand out success, in his debut at the World Championships he came home with 2 bronze medals in Singles and Mens Doubles with doubles partner Scotland's Steve Moodie. Bronze medals were also won by Antony Forster (Standing), Gobi Ranganathan (Wheelchair) and Krysten Coombs (Dwarf).
David Follett and Meva Singh Dhesi missed out on bronze but showed the talent that England has to offer and to show the world that the England team is a force not to be taking lightly.
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Disability Strategy from BadmintonEngland

BadmintonEngland has been working hard to develop the Disability Strategy. The strategy has now been published and provides important information for the development of parabadminton in England.
Click here to download the Disability Strategy from BadmintonEngland.
If you have any questions/queries please contact Tom Webster, BE Disability Manager at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gold for England at Ireland 4 Nations

England saw Andrew Martin and Rachel Choong headline at the Irish 4 Nations as they came back with all 3 Golds in their singles, doubles and mixed doubles matches. Martin had a good battle on his hand in the dwarf mens singles final as he came back from a game behind against good friend and mens doubles partner Ollie Clarke, who claimed silver in the mens singles final. Choong made it another 3 golds winning doubles with doubles partner Jenny Greasley against Ireland pair of Nagle and Farnham and claiming gold in Mixed doubles with Andrew Martin. Congratulations to Paul Gray on winning his first 4 Nations medals.
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Paul Gray of Devon Racqueteers with his first 4 Nations medals
Paul Gray says:
"AT LAST!!!!!!!
After playing in all but one of the 4 Nations tournaments since Scotland 2010 i thought i had missed my chance of reaching a final and picking up a 4 Nations medal.I have reached the semi-final in the mens class 3 singles every time and a couple semi-finals in the mens doubles.Just could not get pass the semi-finals.But in November of this year i entered the Irish leg of the 4 Nations in Belfast. The tournament clashed with the World Championship so some of the top names were missing from Ireland.It was still a very close tournament in the wheelchair section. Any of the players could have reached the final. After some great games and some tense moments i finally done it. I had reached the final of a 4 Nations tournament.I was narrowly beaten in the final.I also reached the final in the mens doubles. Again i was beaten in the final. But i am more than happy with my two silver medals. It was a great feeling to have a 4 Nations medal put around my neck. So if there is anybody reading this who is still waiting for that first medal please dont give up it will happen one day."

E.B.A.D. encourages and is always happy to receive any news, information or activities to do with Disability Badminton. 

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