The U18 County Championships will be held on Sunday 3rd February 2019 at Babington Academy, Strasbourg Drive, Beaumont Leys, Leicestershire, LE4 0SZ.
The event is open to any player born on or after 1st January 2002 that was born, lives or goes to school in Leicestershire and entrants do not have to be county players.
Details and the entry form can be downloaded here and must be sent to Chris Hall by Monday 28th January 2019.
The U14 County Championships will be held on Sunday 17th February 2019 at Babington Academy, Strasbourg Drive, Beaumont Leys, Leicestershire, LE4 0SZ.
The event is open to any player born on or after 1st January 2006 that was born, lives or goes to school in Leicestershire and entrants do not have to be county players.
Details and the entry form can be downloaded here and must be sent to Adam Sewell by Monday 11th February 2019.
The Derek Meakin Memorial Badminton Tournament will be held on Saturday 2nd February 2019 at Hermitage Leisure Centre, Whitwick, Coalville, LE67 5EU.
This is a non-county doubles event and is based on school years. Players can also enter without a partner and the organisers will find a partner on the day.
The entry form can be downloaded here. This form should be sent to Carole Spencer by 30th January 2019
Leicestershire Schools Badminton Association is again running a Junior American Tournament on Sunday 25th November 2018 at Babington Academy.
The tournament is doubles and open to boys and girls with separate competitions for U10s, U12s, U14s and U17s.
If interested, please fill in the entry form available here and return it along with payment to the address specified on the form.
Some pictures from the Primary Schools Finals 2018.
2018 Finals Winners
2018 Finals Runners Up
2018 Finals Winning Team
Leicestershire trio of Tilly Dale, Owen King and Grace Sherwin grabbed seven medals between them. Tilly and Owen grabbed two each. Tilly winning a bronze in the mixed with Albie Marriott of Oxford and a gold with Grace in the doubles. Owen winning a gold in the mixed with Grace and a silver in the doubles with Tom Bonser of Notts.
Grace went one better to win three medals. The two golds with Owen and Tilly along with a bonze in the singles.
Well done Leicestershire!
Report by Mitch Dale
Team Leicestershire’s Sophie Watson had a very busy and successful February, travelling the length of the country competing in the north and south of the UK and experiencing equal success in both!
First up was the U17 Silver at Teeside on their way to visit friends where Sophie teamed up with Lincolnshire’s Megan Diggle to win a gold medal in the WD before heading off to the U19 National Championships on 9/10th Feb – a great experience for her.
She then headed off to Bournemouth for a few days with Sophie Hillman where they teamed up in WD to play the half term Hampshire U17 Silver on 13th Feb. After winning their group and seeing off a tough pair in the final, the girls brought home gold again for a great end to half term for Sophie!