New clubs launched

TWO new badminton clubs are being launched in north Northumberland.

In Amble, there will be an all-ages club on Monday with sessions for juniors between 4pm and 6pm and for adults between 6pm and 7.30pm at James Calvert Spence College – Acklington Road.

For the juniors, the first hour will for 13 to 16-year-olds and the second hour for nine to 13-year-olds and looks to develop the youngsters’ skills.

In Alnwick, a junior club for nine to 16-year-olds is launching under the name of Willowburn Junior Badminton Club.

Sessions will run on a Tuesday between 4.30pm and 5.30pm at Willowburn Leisure Centre. Rob Johnston will be coaching at the Amble club and he will be joined by Claire Hiscock at Willowburn.

Junior players joining either club will be able to compete in various local junior competitions, including the Northumberland Junior Super Series.

Anyone interested in joining either club can head down on the relevant day for a free session. For more information, contact Rob Johnston on 07747 194004, Claire Hiscock on 07557 916976 or Badminton England regional officer Lynsey Edwards on 07901 005315.