End of season tournament finals and presentations at Uphill

Uphill Badminton Club junior winners.

Uphill Badminton Club junior winners. - Credit: Archant

Uphill Badminton Club held its junior end of season tournament, with over 75 children taking part.

UPHILL Junior Badminton Club held their keenly contested end of season tournament, with over 75 children aged from four to 18-years-old participating.

Rob Newmarch, who is the Avon County badminton chairman, also Chew Valley Badminton Club chairman and a keen supporter of both local and senior badminton, made the presentations on behalf of the Howards Motor Group, who sponsored the trophies for the 15th consecutive season.

The club’s junior section is now been organised by Mark and Paul Edwards. This after 26 years of outstanding service previously by Caroline and John Poole, who were presented with flowers and wine for all their efforts.

The junior is club one of the largest in the South West, with over 90 children being coached by three qualified coaches and two qualified leaders.


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This season, Rohan Weekes, Jack Rickwood, Sam Hedges, Archit Singhal, Tom Miller and Lewis Gilbert have all been involved in the Avon County junior teams and squads.

All of this junior development is only made possible by the dedication of the coaches, leaders and older junior helpers, who give their considerable time and voluntary help.

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Rob Newmarch made the following presentations – singles winners: Emily Watson, Sean Jin, Riley Badman, Lacey Badman, Izzy Watson, Thomas Page, Theo Gullian, Roman Wood, Poppy Hooper, Alfie Winter, Eleanor Russell, Tayla Parsons, Charlie Marsh, Will Maitland, Heather Russel, Bethan Dunning, Dong, Miles Gilbert.

Runners-up: Mia Duncan, Amelia Hancocks, Shuo Shuo Jin, Grace Spurling, Alana Burstow, Tom Hooper, Aniraj Sapra, Lucy Loud, Lauren Rickwood, Tom Miller, Luke Morgan.

Doubles winners: Erin and Abbie Wallington, Shuo Shuo Jin and Lucas Wheatley, Tayla Parsons and Eleanor Russell, Aniraj Sapra and Nathaniel Orme, Aniral Sapra and Chloe Edwards, Grace Spurling and Jimmp Pam, Anna Bickell and Heather Russell, Lewis and Miles Gilbert, Luke Morgan and Jack Rickwood, Lucy Loud and Archit Singhal, Heather Russell and Dong, Rohan Weekes and Lelia Whitehouse.

Runners-up: Poppy Hooper and Chelsea Hancocks, Vincent Tseung and Jake Land, Grace Spurling and Emily Aldridge, Tom Hooper and Jimmy Pam, Tayla Parsons and Charlie Marsh, Elliott and Alana Burstow, Bethan Dunning and Lucy Robinson, Dong and Archit Singhal, Sam Hedges and Tom Miller, Miles Gilbert and Alastair Robinson, Tom Miller and Lucy Robinson, Luke Morgan and Anna Bickell.

Certificates for 100 per cent attendance were presented to: Emily Aldridge.

Trophy for the most improved girl player under 10: Lianne Page Symmonds; boy: Marcus Pam and Zion Chen. The Roy Curry Cup for the most improved boy player under 13: Elliott Burstow; girl: Lucy Robinson.

The Caroline Shield for the most improved girl player in all ages: Anna Collins. The Brown Shield for the most improved boy player in all ages: Ryan Collins. The Poole Cup for the sportsperson of the year: Billy Fear.

At the end of the presentation, thanks were given to James Watson, Tracey Hooper, Clive Wood, Keith Higgins, Steve Robinson, Sally Weekes, Helen Woodfin, Brian Hadley, Glyn Davis, Mary Palmer, Luke Morgan, Billy Fear, Bethan Dunning, Lelia Whitehouse, Rohan Weekes and Archit Singhal in recognition of all their coaching throughout the season.

The children and parents presented Mark and Paul Edwards with a card and gifts, in recognition of all their hard work throughout the season.

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