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U16 North Midway Match Report

U16 North Midway Badminton League Match Report

Date: 26th October 2014

Team Leicestershire:

Boys – Nick Twells, Cameron Collins, Sam Wood and Joe Hill.
Girls: Chloe Wilkins, Wembley Prince, Ella Haines, Eve Dale and Isobel Patterson-Watts

The day didn’t start well with the Twells Team Bus being delayed due to a SWAN on the M1!! This limited the amount of warm up time that the Team had, which did have an impact on the first Match, which was against a strong Cheshire Team.

As there were only 4 Counties entering the Tournament the format was changed to 4 mixed, 4 singles and 2 doubles matches., a total of 16 games up for grabs.

Match 1 Leicestershire v Cheshire
The mixed doubles started well with Nick and Wembley showing the way with a comprehensive 21-11 victory, which was supported by an excellent performance from Joe and Isobel who won 21-14. Chloe and Sam narrowly lost 18-21 and a nervous Cameron and Eve also lost 10-21, which meant we were level at 2-2. Then came the dreaded singles games!!! With 8 players in action only Ella came up trumps and won 21-11. That meant the score shot up to 3-9 Oh Dear!! Next came the doubles, wow what a difference with, Sam & Nick, Cameron & Joe, Chloe & Wembley and Ella & Eve winning every game to finish the result 7-9.

Match 2 Leicestershire v Yorkshire
Chris Hall, now looking less green than he was a few hours before!, gave a stirring team talk. This spurred on the team, who started well again with Sam & Chloe and Cameron & Wembley winning. Nick & Ella and Joe & Isobel had great matches and both lost narrowly. Again the match was in the balance at 2-2 before the dreaded singles!! Nick started a very tough match and came out winning 21-20. This set the tone and Joe, Chloe, Ella and Eve all won their matches. This meant the score was 7-5, we can play singles! Next came the doubles with the pairings of Nick & Sam, Cameron & Joe, Chloe & Wembley and Eve & Isobel all winning the matches with some excellent badminton, most notably Eve & Isobel winning 21-8. The best moment of the match being a TAXI on Nick! The final result was 11 – 5, a great result, bring on the next match.

Match 3 Leicestershire v Warwickshire
With the Team buoyant from the win against Yorkshire, this lead to a good start in the mixed doubles with Nick & Wembley, Sam & Chloe and Joe & Eve winning their matches comfortably and Cameron & Ella just losing out. The score was now 3-1 going into the singles. Cameron, Sam, Joe, Chloe and Wembley won their games to leave the score 8-4 going into the doubles and needing one more game for victory. Nick & Joe played some great badminton to win comfortably 21-11, with a few ‘pings’ and laughs along the way. Next up was the Cam-Sam show, who won a very competitive match. Wembley and Chloe dominated their match 21-3. Eve & Isobel had a much tougher match against a strong pair and they lost their match. The final team score being 11-5, another great performance from the Team.

We finished 2nd place overall, with a great chance to push for 1st place next time.

Well done and thanks to all the players, parents and Chris & Pete Hall for all their help.

Alan Twells, Team Manager.

Babington College

I am pleased to say that Babington College is open again from Monday 27th Oct , so all sessions will be on as normal.

Reminder –     there will be NO TRAINING  ( at Babington cc )   on  SATURDAY NOV 8TH due to the  Annual under 15yrs National Tournament.

We are really sorry about all the disruptions in your child’s training and hope that things will now settle down.

Babington college are trying their best to avoid further disruptions and to  keep things safe for us all , but please be vigilant when dropping your children off and accessing the building , this is a major project.

Please see an email below regarding payments .

Kind Regards


Babington College Closure

Sorry  to inform you  that Babington College is closed today and over the weekend .
The work being carried out is taking longer that expected .
We are expecting it to be open on Monday  27th Oct.
Please check your emails on Monday for more information .
We apologise for this inconvenience but its out of our control.
The safety of the participants is the issue at the moment.
Kind R-egards

NBL team Loughborough Sport

With faster match-play, PowerPlay points and tense tie-breaks, the UK’s first ever National Badminton League got off to a flying start on match-night 1.

Now your local NBL team Loughborough Sport take centre stage as they face Team Derby in league action on 3 November (Match-night 2), starting 7.45pm.

Be there to support double Glasgow 2014 medallist Lauren Smith and the star-studded Loughborough Sport squad in their first home fixture of the season at the iconic Sir David Wallace Arena, Loughborough University.

Book the edge of your seat at The David Wallace Arena Tickets for Loughborough Sport v Team Derby are now on sale with SKY Tickets, priced £5 for children and £8 for adults.

Special offer student tickets and group deals are selling fast but are still available.

URGENT – Babington Electrical work

Electrical work will be carried out next week, Monday 13th until Monday 20th,  so our LBA hall will be shut from Monday and hopefully reopen the following Monday.

Babington were only informed by the contactors at the end of the day, yesterday, 8th.

The week-end tournament U12 invitation and U15 match to be held on Sunday should not be affected.

The closure will start on Monday 13th until Monday 20th if everything goes ok with the work involved –  they have found some problems with the electrical work in the sports hall  that they did not expect – some asbestos found.

Babington College is due to be demolished

Please Note – Babington College – The College is due to be demolished and relocated on the other side of the road. (With the exception of both Sports halls)
The Sports hall will be closed until Jan 2015, this is not convenient but unavoidable with such a big project.
The LBA Hall will be in use as usual but there is bound to be disruption at some point, possibly access to the building may vary depending on the progression of the work. We are trying our best not to disrupt the training programme, but ask for your patience, we will keep you informed at each stage, please keep your eye the LSBA Website for more details.

Toilet Access

As you all know by now Babington College is being knocked down ( don’t panic not the sports halls )

There are bound to be some disruptions with such a big job.

There is no access to the balcony which will make it more difficult especially at the Matches and Tournaments , but we will be using a small space in the sports hall for bags etc.

Our concern at the moment is with the players having to vacate the building to use the toilets which are located in a portable cabin just outside the side door. As the nights draw in it is more concerning so we are going to suggest that if a player needs to use the toilet that they do not go alone , it will be difficult for the coach to be expected to supervise a loo run and coach therefore our suggestion is that  the  players asks the coach if they need to leave the building and to always  go in at least pairs or under a  parents supervision.

Coaches –  Can you please let your players know this .

This email will be sent to all players parents.

PLEASE – Always check that a coach is on the premises before leaving your child ( do not just drop them off )

Kind Regards