|Junior Volunteer of the Year Award
Imogen Eagles made it into the local newspaper and on to local radio with her latest achievements. Adding to her already brimming CV when she was presented with Badminton England's Junior Volunteer of the Year Award. The 14-year-old received her prize in front of a large crowd of international fans at the Birmingham Arena, who had gathered to watch the world's top players spar for a place in the finals at the Yonex All England National Badminton Championships. Imogen has already picked up several other deserving accolades, including Junior Foundation Assistant and Young Leader at Badminton England's newest but biggest local Premier Junior Club the North Wiltshire Badminton Project. The NWBP is headed up by BE UKCC Level 3 lead performance development coach Jamie Sims, with Imogen training twice a week and representing the club in local U14 and U16 leagues. Imogen is also a member of Badminton England's Young Leaders Academy.
The Mid Wilts U12s Junior Restricted Tournament
on Saturday 2nd March was well attended with representatives from Devizes, Frome, North Wilts Badminton Project (NWBP), Phoenix and Steve Hulbert Badminton Club (SHBC).
There was some great badminton on display with many games going to three and some children playing in excess of 20 ends….some well-deserved sugary sustenance may have been consumed at some point!
It was especially pleasing to see our recent focus on movement pressure in evidence in all areas of gameplay, in some very hard fought, closely contested games.