End of season junior presentation at Uphill
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The junior section of Uphill Badminton Club held their keenly contested end of season tournament with over 100 children, aged from five to 18 years old taking part.
THE junior section of Uphill Badminton Club held their keenly contested end of season tournament with over 100 children, aged from five to 18 years old taking part.
Clive Wood, chairman of the North Somerset Badminton League, kindly presented the prizes on behalf of the Howard Group, who make this end of season celebration possible by their kind sponsorship.
The club’s junior section is one of the largest in the South West, with over 100 children, two qualified coaches and three qualified leaders. This season, Jack Rickwood, Lauren Rickwood and Rowan Weekes have all represented the club in the Avon County junior teams or squads.
The following presentations to the children were made - singles winners: Abbie Wallington, Kevin Abraham, Lily Radford, Alana Burstow, Heather Russell, Chris Shibu, Alistair Robinson, Dong Hao, Alice Brett, Lauren Rickwood, Miles Gilbert, Ryan Collins, Will Bennett, Luke Morgan and Sourish Ganapathi.
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Runners-up: Louis Lockwood, Amy Newton, Ciaran Dunning, Vincent Tsang, Edwin Abraham, Jasmine Watts, Declan Brace, Bethany Chadwick, Adam Rogerson, Rhys Davies, Tom Miller, Lelia Whitehouse, Chloe Palmer, Lewis Gilbert, Jithin Shaji, Jack Rickwood, Rowan Weekes and Grant Kelly.
Doubles winners: Alan Bijo and Ethan Brace, Anne Marie Thevarmadom and Lucy Robinson, Alana Burstow and Declan Brace, Heather Russell and Lucy Robinson, Ben Moore and Adam Rogerson, Dong Hao and Tom Hooper, Chloe Palmer and Alice Brett, Manu Shaji and Miles Gilbert, Will Bennett and Rowan Weekes, Anna Bickell and James Jeremiah, Billy Fear and Georgia Wood.
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Runners-up: Abbie Wallington and Edwin Abraham, Eleanor Russell and Alana Burstow, Charlie Lockwood and Elliott Burstow, Grace Spurling and Lucy Loud, Leon Hayward and Luke Waller, Rhys Daviesand & Tom Miller, Lauren Rickwood and Lelia Whitehouse, Jack Rickwood and Archie Singhal, Sourish Ganapathi and Zac Wood, Lelia Whitehouse and Zac Wood, Grant Kelly and Beth Dunning.
Certificate for 100 per cent attendance: Chloe Palmer, Ryan Collins, Anna Collins. Trophy for the most improved girl player under 10years: Alana Burstow; boy player under 10 years: Kevin Abraham. The Roy Curry Cup for the most improved boy player under 13 years: Lewis Gilbert; girl player: Bethany Chadwick.
The Caroline Shield for the most improved girl player in club all ages: Beth Dunning. The Brown Shield for the most improved boy player in club all ages: Rowan Weekes. The Poole Cup for the Sports Person of the Year: Luke Morgan.
At the end of the presentation, thanks were given to Mary Palmer, Mark Edwards, Paul Edwards, Billy Fear, Luke Morgan, Sourish Ganapathi, Grant Kelly, Helen Woodfin, Beth Dunning and Chloe Palmer in recognition of all their coaching throughout the season.
The children and parents presented Caroline and John Poole with flowers and gifts, for all their hard work and help throughout the season.