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Shires League and Team Tournaments 2017-18




5 Nov

Norfolk (away)

Lost 9 - 11

26 Nov

Hertfordshire (home)

Lost 4 - 16

3 Dec

Essex (away)

Lost 4 - 16

10 Dec

Surrey 1 (home)


21 Jan

Kent (home)

Lost 8 -12

25 Feb

Leicestershire (home)

Lost 7 - 13

Report to AGM  May 2017

Squad training sessions

Attendance levels were reasonable despite injuries, illness and some players being unavailable due to other badminton commitments.

Shires League Match Results


Lost to Bucks 2:18,  Surrey (1) 1:19,  Kent 8:12, Essex 4:16,

beat Northants 11:9,  drew with Norfolk 10:10.

Full match results are available on the BE website and make interesting reading – many of the games were closely contested, even when the overall result was decisively against us.  We were able to put out full teams for all 6 matches although there were several occasions when we had to field weakened teams due to players’ other commitments and injuries – the Kent result was a particularly good team effort as both the number one singles players were unavailable.

Squad Singles Ladder Trophies won by

Blake Hoang and Chloe Dennis – both for the third consecutive year! !

Other matches

We played only one friendly match during the season (against Norfolk) – it was difficult to find ‘free’ dates this year, partly because of the number of BE age group tournaments, but I am hoping to arrange an ‘end of season’ friendly.

Player numbers

Numbers were down, which is disappointing, and will impact on next year’s U16 Squad.  During the season we recruited additional players born in 2005 or later for next season, and continue to do so – we welcome recommendations of suitable players in the age group from coaches, teachers and club members, who are asked to contact me for further information.  Players will be invited to the summer training session on Saturday 24 June.  Entry Forms for the end of season age group tournament on Saturday 10 June will be available shortly.  

My thanks

To Tony Bristow and Trevor Davies for their continuing support, to Terry Leeks (Assistant Manager) coaches Louise and Glenn Tooke and Darryl Morgan for their hard work and commitment, and to parents Ben Williams, Janet Dennis and Adrian Cook for coaching-related help. Thank you also to parents for assistance with match transport and catering arrangements, and to the players for their effort and enthusiasm.

Linda Sheppard, Under 13 Squad Manager and Coach

Shires League Website