Inclusive Badminton continues to grow with ActivLives

Special Olympics Suffolk partner ActivLives, hosted their latest Inclusive Badminton Tournament recently at Whitton Sports Centre in Ipswich, with 23 athletes competing in both singles and doubles events.

The standard of play was excellent throughout the day with some extremely close matches deciding the final medal placings, across the various divisions.

This was the second ActivLives tournament since the pandemic and the first to include competitors from another Inclusive/Special Olympics club. Four players from the Anders Disability Badminton Charity, based in Wimbledon, also competed. The event concluded with a very exciting Team Relay match, involving all 23 of the competitors.   

“We have had such positive feedback from the players and families, as a result of this event. Everyone has commented upon the great team of volunteers who made this event happen. Huge thanks must go to them as events like this simply wouldn’t take place if it wasn’t for the volunteers who organise and deliver them”, said Mike McCarthy from ActivLives.

ActivLives are very grateful to everyone who continues to support these events including Special Olympics Suffolk, Suffolk Community Foundation, Active Suffolk, Suffolk County Council and Ipswich Borough Council.

If you would like to find out more about inclusive badminton with ActivLives, call on 01473 345350 or email mike@activlives.org.uk 

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