Badminton activities well received at National Eisteddfod

Posted by Lucie Gwilt at 01:08 on 8 August 2016

Thursday 4th August 2016 proved to be a very busy day for South Wales Development Officer Angela Stevens, with badminton being delivered throughout the day at the National Eisteddfod in Abergavenny. The activities were run in collaboration with Wales Squash and Racketball. It was an ideal opportunity to promote badminton and the local badminton clubs to all participants and spectators in attendance at the Eisteddfod. From 10am – 6pm there was a constant flow of players on the portable badminton and squash courts. 

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Throughout the day children from as young as 18 months enjoyed playing with the platoon rackets and fluff balls, used by Badminton Wales to encourage basic hand eye coordination. Everyone who participated appeared to thoroughly enjoy playing the sports, and it proved to be an excellent opportunity to introduce children to the game for the first time, as well as reintroduce adults back into the game. 

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One child expressed: “Badminton is so much fun! I’m going to ask my friends to come and play at the Leisure Centre with me.”

A grandparent in attendance commented: “I forgot how enjoyable playing badminton is! After playing again today for the first time in years, I’m definitely going to take my grandchildren for a game.”

For further information on this event or any other badminton development related query, please contact Angela Stevens on 07772396360 or email at Angela.Stevens@badminton.wales