Welcome to the new Badminton Sheffield website thank you for taking the time to look at what we have created.
Hello all Season's Greetings,
I trust everyone has had an excellent Christmas and Santa has been very good to you all this year.
In my last message I noted how well our GB Badminton Team did in Rio de Janeiro this year.
It was with disbelief to hear that our sport is not receiving any funding from UK Sport, even though our players exceeded the target set for them in Rio. If we are to attract new players to our sport, we need our players and staff supported so they can effectively compete on the world stage.
Badminton is one of the highest participated sports played in the UK and success on ‘The World Stage’ encourages both young and old to take up the game. As you will accept as well as the long standing players in our leagues we also need young players coming in to perpetuate our sport and Badminton Sheffield.
There is an initiative to get this decision reversed so I ask you to write to your local MP or alternatively go to the BE website via the Link below and put your name to this petition.
Anne has asked me to remind you that 31st January 2017 is the deadline for registering new players or transferring players for this season.
We now have in place our new treasurer in Terry Hudson I thank Terry for taking on this role, wish him well and trust he will receive your support.
I have been approached to offer a new proposal to the league. Some of our older players (Not me of course ! ! !) have suggested a couple of ‘Masters Divisions’ for players aged say over 50 then over 60. It is not intended to divert players from the main leagues but to add additional divisions to provide a more even playing field for players who feel disadvantaged by finding a couple of young, fit 20 year olds across the net. I would ask clubs to consider this option, if supported, it is my intention to propose this at the AGM later next year with a view to forming it for 2017 / 2018 season.
It just leaves me to wish you all a happy, healthy, successful and prosperous New Year in 2017.
Chairman Badminton Sheffield.