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Badminton Coach Required (3 hours per week Perth)

Perth Junior Badminton Club, one of Badminton Scotland’s Pathway Clubs, require a coach to work with their junior players.

The club play on a Monday night at the North Inch Community Campus, Perth.

5.30-6.45pm – 8-12 year olds

7-8.30pm – 13-17 year olds

The coach would be working with junior players at the early stage of their development. Ideally candidates would be a Level 1+ or above and the rate of pay will be in line with Badminton Scotland recommendations for level of coach.

The coach would take the register every night and draw up simple lesson plans for each block. There would be a maximum of 12 in each session.

The coach will be supported by the PJBC committee.

If you are interested in finding out more please email perthbadminton@icloud.com

East of Scotland Junior tournament

The East of Scotland Junior tournament was held on the weekend of 9th & 10th November. This is an A grade event and attracts the best junior players from across the country. Midland were represented by several players across the different age groups and events. The following report focusses on Finlay Sheriff, Angus Meldrum and Grant Lewis in the U17 section.

The quality of the badminton in the boys U17 was really good. Despite the top 4 boys playing up in U19 singles and doubles the entry in the U17 was strong. There were some tough ties early on in the main draw which saw the No 1 seed Callum Stokes put out. Both Finlay and Angus had straight forward singles semifinals but their final was a marathon. The lighting in the hall wasn’t great and it did have an impact on the scores depending on which side of the court you were on. In the final set at 11-10 to Finlay at the change of ends it couldn’t have been closer. Both had several match points but with nerves creeping in so did the mistakes. Finlay eventually won the title 28-26 after almost an hour on court. The boys level doubles semifinal left Grant and Finlay with the task of taking on the No1 seeds who were a year older. They were tough opponents who Grant and Finlay had never beaten before. The work the boys have been doing recently at both Perth and Scotstoun began to show and they controlled the first set. They kept pace all the way in the second but the older boys levelled the match. The seeds got a much better start in the 3rd set and though Grant and Finlay kept the pressure on they couldn’t quite catch up. They were delighted with their performance and will build on this in the coming weeks at training.