Caroline Poole

PUBLISHED: 13:40 31 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:40 31 October 2018

Caroline Poole.

Caroline Poole.

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Uphill Badminton Club life member Caroline Poole has passed away after a recent illness.

Uphill Badminton Club life member Caroline Poole has passed away after a recent illness.

Caroline, along with husband John (also a life member), started the junior club at Uphill in 1988 before retiring in 2014. She was a BaofE coach and built the club to one of the largest in the South West.

A talented sportsperson, Caroline also played golf, tennis, table tennis, squash, walking netball and swimming. She was also well travelled and set up a successful ballet school in Borneo.

Caroline was also heavily involved in the Avon Junior Badminton League and ran it for several years and also coached at Hutton Moor.

She received many awards for her outstanding voluntary work and was awarded a national Torch Award in 2002 for her efforts for the Badminton Association of England, the trophy presented by Princess Michael of Kent and Sir Bobby Charlton.

The couple were also presented with the Doug Atwell Trophy by North Somerset Sports Council in 1997 and also gained a national award for their work with youngsters at Weston Golf Club.

All will be welcome at the celebration of her life at St John the Baptist Church on November 9 at 12.30pm and to continue the celebration afterwards at Weston Golf Club.

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