Waving the Suffolk flag!

Eight athletes from the ActivLives/Special Olympics Suffolk group competed recently, at a new Para-Disability tournament organised by Kent Badminton and held in Gillingham.

“This was our athletes first competition outside of Suffolk, since February 2020. All of them did a great job of flying the flag for Suffolk”, said Mike McCarthy, from ActivLives. Our team won a variety of medals in both the Singles and Doubles events.

A big thank you to Mags Fortune and family members, who supported our athletes throughout the weekend.

The next target for our players will be the Special Olympics National Tournament, being held in Walsall on the 20th-21st August.

Suffolk players together with members of the GB Paralympic Badminton squad, including Dan Bethell, Silver medallist from Tokyo in 2021.