Uphill Badminton Club juniors continue to flourish

Uphill Badminton Club in action during one of their sessions.

A total of 72 children across three age groups attended 10 weekly sessions between September and December. - Credit: Uphill Badminton Club

Uphill Juniors have continued to flourish despite the recent restrictions.

With numbers limited due to bubble constraints the club has continued to operate within all the required guidance giving a much needed physical release to all their young players.

Working within the restrictions and around lockdowns they fitted in 10 weekly sessions from September to Christmas.

This was regularly attended by 72 youngsters per week across the three age group sessions.

Two special sessions were also arranged with professional coach James Elkin, which were, as always, well received.

Uphill Juniors Badminton Club in action during one of their sessions

Uphill Juniors Badminton club during one of their last sessions before Christmas. - Credit: Uphill Badminton Club

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A belated "socially distanced" trophy presentation was made for the 2019/20 season.

Prizes were awarded to under-10s most improved girl Katherine Dormer and most improved boy Daniel Kanaan; under-13s most improved girl Riley Badman and most improved boy Roman Wood, as well as most improved club girl Emily Aldridge and most improved club boy Fergus Hammond.

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The sportsperson of the year award went to  Rob Morray and junior club organiser and head coach Mark Edwards said: "In these unprecedented times it has been great that junior sport has largely been allowed to continue.

"Exercise is so important for youngsters and all our players, parents and coaches have approached things so positively in keeping everything going, despite all the guidelines we have had to follow."

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