Nottinghamshire Schools Badminton Association Restricted Tournament – 14/15th September 2013

In the U13 event, Emma Hooper is through to the final of the girls’ singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Sofia Aujla-Jones has also reached the girls’ doubles final and received a bronze medal in the mixed doubles with a partner from Chilwell.

The U15 event was entered by Sophie Morley, Chloe Jordan, Dan Whaley, Emma Hooper and Eleanor Collins. Dan is through to the final of the boys’ singles. He also got a bronze medal in the boys’ doubles and Sophie and Chloe playing together got a bronze in the girls’ doubles.

In the U17 event Rachel Cutts received a bronze medal in girls’ singles and Heather Walker is through to the final. They are through to the girls’ doubles final playing together and the mixed doubles final playing against each other.

Well done to everyone and great presence for SJBC. All the finals will take place at Chilwell Olympia on Sunday 29th September from noon onwards – spectators/supporters welcome

Young Officials Award – 25th July 2013

Six of our members, Anna Roehricht, Holly Clarke, Adam Mullen, Maisie Cutts, Chloe Jordan and Dan Whaley, attended a Badminton England Young Officials Award course organised by the Newark and Sherwood Community Badminton Network.

This 4-hour course is aimed at young people aged 14-19 and contains a combination of practical and theory sessions designed to equip the candidate with the necessary skills and a qualification that will allow them to officiate at badminton events. Following the course, they will be supported to gain experience as an official during club sessions.  Once they have done this they will receive a Certificate of Completion and will be directed towards officiating at badminton competitions, starting with low level events, and leading onto some being selected to officiate at high profile events.