ActivLives held their first Inclusive Badminton Tournament since the pandemic, recently in Ipswich. The tournament was a great success with 18 players competing in the Singles competition, with a series of ‘Head Starts’ making things really competitive in all of the divisions. All of the players then combined to form two teams to contest the Team Relay – a mixture of singles and doubles games with the first team to reach 54 points the winner!
“It felt like all of the competitors were really glad to be back, it has been nearly two years since any of our players have had an opportunity to compete”, said Mike McCarthy, ActivSport Development Officer. “The standard of play, and more importantly, the determination of the players to enjoy the opportunity to compete, was a real joy to watch”.
Julie Stokes, ActivLives CEO said, “The quality of the rallies was exceptional and the scoring was really close, there was a real buzz of excitement throughout the day”.
Many thanks to all of the great volunteers who made it happen, and to all of the partner organisations who support ActivLives in promoting Inclusive Badminton in the Ipswich area including, Special Olympics Suffolk, Suffolk Community Foundation, Active Suffolk, Suffolk County Council and our hosts, Ipswich Borough Council.
If you would like to know more about Inclusive Sport with ActivLives, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01473 345350.