The Gwent Junior League 2018/19

Posted by Angela Stevens at 02:10 on 8 October 2018

The Gwent Badminton Association has launched a junior league for the 2018/19 season. Providing a fantastic opportunity to all junior club members to engage in competitive badminton, playing against other children of their own standard and ability to develop their skills. The league will have two divisions with multiple teams from Abergavenny, Ebbw Vale, Newport and Oakdale junior clubs. Expanding next year with more teams in a third division, hopefully including Chepstow juniors.

The league starts the end of November to be played on three Sunday's this season, at Pontllanfriath Leisure Centre, with all matches taking place on the following dates from 10am to 1pm;

Sun 25/11/18 - Round 1
Sun 03/02/19 - Round 2
Sun 07/04/19 - Round 3

Gwent are grateful to Badminton Wales for the grant funding to support the inaugural season of the league. There has been fantastic support and organisation from all the Junior Club coaches; Alex Dalton, Paul & Louise Crump, Alison & Chris Pritchard and Mark Thomas. Mark Thomas Chairman of Newport Badminton Club said, "Gwent looks forward to entering a strong and competitive team in the Wales Junior League finals this year.", he continued, "this season is a bit like a pilot to understand how it all works, and make the necessary changes to develop the league next season."