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ECC 17-20 Report


What a weekend for Avon! Firstly I had the pleasure of managing and coaching the 17-20 squad in York! They were all such a good/ fun and interesting team! 

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I really enjoyed every minute and even learned how to play cards!! Although Aidan Gibbons and Oscar Haywood may not agree that I actually learned!! But at least I wasn't as bad as Alex R!! 🙈

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Thanks, Fiach 'Irish' O'Rourke for all the organising that went into it beforehand that was purely down to you!
12th place was a good result and a couple of matches could have gone either way.!

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Our PLAYER'S PLAYERS of the weekend goes to Alex Robinson and Abby Radcliffe.  🏸🥇🥈👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 
But well done all of 
you, you all played so well.

All England Masters 2018 Success

With a record 440 players taking part in this year’s All England Open Masters, including over 150 Danish players, this is a prestigious event in the Masters Calendar. 11 players from Avon travelled to Hatfield to take part with varying degrees of success. Mike Cox, with partner Jim Garrett (Kent) won Gold at 70+ men’s doubles, finishing the season as an unbeaten partnership, having come through a 3 setter in the final 21-15,16-21,21-15 against the Kent partnership of Ian Brothers and Ray Sharp.

Joanna Elson and Val O’Neill (below) took the Gold at 70+ women’s doubles in a very tight all English final, against Hampshire’s Linda Coombes and Diane Fawn, 21-19, 22-20.

Also Joanna playing 70+ mixed doubles with partner Ken Tantum (Notts) was involved in a tough final against the top Danish pairing of Per Dabelsteen and Irene Sterlie but had to settle for Silver losing this 3 setter 17-21,21-19,13-21


 All England 2018 WD70 winners


Rob Newmarch Cup 2018 Roundup 


A special event today in memory of a special person.

Many thanks to Bob Hammersley & Olly Powers for running the tournament.

Thanks also to the 6 Team Managers who made it all happen - Mark Edwards, Lucy Manley, Lucy Gorham, Grace Li, Claire Buckingham & Bonny Mo.

Well done to the Winners NSBL - Mark (TM), Laura, Heather, Nicola, Bron, Becci, Christy & Bethan edging out Allstars in to Runners Up spot by just two games beating them 4-2 in the final action of the day.

Final thanks to every player who took part today and made it such a memorable celebration.?

Final Positions

2. Allstars
3. Avon Un20s
4. Bristol Uni
5. Avon Masters
6. Bristol League


RNC 2018

Essentials Course at Broadlands Academy Keynsham 


Broadlands Academy in Keynsham is running an Essentials course starting on the Thursday 3th May, 6 – 7 pm running for eight consecutive weeks. They are looking for participants who may be interested in undertaking the course.  

The essentials course is an 8-hour (1 hour each week) coaching course for adult beginners to learn the badminton basics or for people who would like to brush up on their skills at a relaxed pace in a fun and friendly setting.

If you are interested in signing up, please contact Jack Tippett at  for more information 


3rd Annual Avon Dinner Dance & Award Nominations

4th May 2018



For tickets and info please, contact



Each year a number of awards are celebrated at the Avon Dinner Dance if you would like to celebrate some of the successes of a club, player, volunteer or coach please nominate them using the form linked below. The categories for awards are as follows: 


Club of the year

Club player of the year

Volunteer of the year

Coach of the year


To send a nomination, please click here

24th/25th March Final Senior County Championship Weekend 2017/18


Avon 1 - Premiership

National Badminton Centre, Bradwell Road, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK8 9LA

24th March 2018

11:00 Avon - Leicestershire

15:40 Avon - Middlesex


25th March 2018

10:00 Avon - Sussex


Team Members: Alison Marr, Devon Minnis, Jess Hopton, Kirby Ngan, Magda Lozniceriu, Xiao Xuan Teh, Adam Porter, Chris Coles, Chris Evans, George Nicolaou, George Priestman, Geoff Ball


Avon 2 - Division 2

University of Bath (Founders Hall), Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

24th March 2018

11:00 Avon 2 - Devon 2

14:30 Dorset - Avon 2


25th March 2018

11:00 Avon 2 - Wiltshire


Team Members: Amy Reddaway, Claire Buckingham, Lucy Manley, Pippa Larkin, Raveesha Fernando. Aidan Gibbons, Andy Craig, Jason Reading, Pablo Burns-Roa, Rob Armstrong, Tom Forsyth


Avon 3 - Division 3

The City Academy Bristol, Russell Town Avenue, Redfield, Bristol, BS5 9JH

24th March 2018

11:00 Avon 3 - Gloucestershire 2 

14:30 Somerset - Avon 3 


25th March 2018

11:00 Hampshire 3 - Avon 3 

Team MembersSam Phillips, Campbell Wilson, Dennis Perry, Phillip Sayer, Darren Wong, Caleb Walker, Heather Wrigglesworth, Bonny Mo, Nicola Wall, Lucy Gorham, Kat Gover, Em Temple-Redshaw


Avon 4 - Division 4

Five Rivers Health Club, Hulse Rd, Salisbury SP1 3NR

24th March 2018

11:00 Avon 4 - Herefordshire 

14:30 Avon 4 - Isle of Wight 


25th March 2018

10:30 West Glamorgan - Avon 4


Team Members: Abigail Kemp, Grace Li, Clara Fitzpatrick-Milton, Darren Chin, Harriet Mortimer, Liam Clements, Oscar Haywood

Avon 5 - Division 4

Five Rivers Health Club, Hulse Rd, Salisbury SP1 3NR

24th March 2018

11:00 Avon 5 - Dorset 3 

14:30 Avon 5 - Herefordshire 

25th March 2018

10:30 Wiltshire 2 - Avon 5


Team Members: Alice Lamb, Louise King, Aimee Morgan, Hannah Warren, Skye McCrimmond, Izzy Mullen, Paul McCrimmond, Cav Evans, Rory Farwell, Sam Hedges, Sam Weekes


Avon 6 - Division 4

Five Rivers Health Club, Hulse Rd, Salisbury SP1 3NR

24th March 2018

11:00  West Glamorgan - Avon 6 

14:30 Avon 6 - Wiltshire 2


25th March 2018

10:30 Avon 6 - Herefordshire 


Team Members: Fiach O'Rourke, Alex Smith, Rob Adams, David Bailey, Stephen Oldham, Cam Elliot, Delphi Evans, Susanna Ogden, Jane Watson, Becci Egan, Penny Scott, Lucy Denning.

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