Uphill awarded Avon club of the year

PUBLISHED: 09:15 01 July 2016 | UPDATED: 09:15 01 July 2016

Uphill Badminton Club's Mark Edwards.

Uphill Badminton Club's Mark Edwards.


Uphill Badminton Club scooped a prestigious award at the Avon Badminton end of season awards.

Uphill Badminton Club has been recognised with a prestigious award at the recent Avon Badminton end of season awards evening.

Covering North Somerset, Bristol and mid-Gloucestershire leagues, Uphill were voted club of the year by a county selection panel.

The award recognises the achievement of the club’s size and success, not just this season, but over a sustained period of time.

The club’s A team have dominated the North Somerset Division 1 in recent times and have currently won 12 consecutive league titles since 2004/05, with club captain Mark Edwards and brother Paul being ever present in all 12 seasons.

The club’s B team have also been regular members of the top division in recent seasons.

Uphill has a strong and thriving junior section and are recognised as the leading club in the area for developing and progressing young talent, who regularly play for the league teams.

The junior club has nearly 100 children on its books and always welcome new members, aged four to 18 years.

The junior teams also enjoyed considerable success this season with the Under-12 and 16 teams both winning their Avon Junior Leagues and the Under-14 and 18 sides coming third in their campaigns.

The junior season was also rounded off in style with the Under-16s qualifying for the national junior badminton league finals at Milton Keynes, where they excelled themselves in gaining a bronze medal position on the day.

Uphill senior and junior club always welcome new members. For further details please visit our website, www.uphillbadminton.co.uk Facebook page or contact Paul Edwards on predwards@hotmail.co.uk

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