Try your hand at badminton

Youngsters wanting to play badminton can take part in a smashing day of on-court action this weekend.

The 2012 Badminton Festival and Competition is being held at Alnwick’s Willowburn Sports and Leisure Centre on Saturday.

Organised by the North Northumberland Community Badminton Network, the festival is open to all juniors interested in the sport.

Coaches will be on hand to introduce fun badminton activities and games.

The event, open to U16s, is free, and runs from 1pm to 4pm.

For more information and to book a place, email Lynsey at lynseyedwards@badmintonengland.co.uk or call 07901 005315.