21st Oct, 2017

England badminton stars pay a visit

Stratford Editorial 8th Jul, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THERE was a treat for members of Wellesbourne Junior Badminton Club when ex-England international Steve Butler and the current under 19 English badminton singles champion Sam Parsons paid a visit to their Kineton High School base.

The star duo put on some coaching sessions and presented the club with its recently awarded Premier certificate.

Butler, capped 75 times by England, and Parsons provided informative and fun demonstrations and explained how to take certain shots and travel around the court.

They invited many juniors to take part in the demonstrations and afterwards officially awarded the junior club with its Badminton England Premier certificate, making it one of only two such clubs in Warwickshire to hold the accolade.

Butler and Parsons then gave even more of their time by answering questions and providing autographs.

Wellesbourne Juniors have been growing from strength to strength over the last few years. The club offers structured coaching, games and competitions and several of the junior members now represent Warwickshire at county level, helping the club gain a fantastic reputation.

Wellesbourne Juniors ensure children are coached in line with the latest guidelines as set down by Badminton England and, with four qualified coaches, all CRB checked, the club expects to continue to thrive.

Wellesbourne Juniors play on Fridays between 6-7.30pm and then between 7.30-9pm at Kineton High School and cater for a children over a wide area. For more details visit www.wellesbournebc.com.

Pictured, left to right, are Steve Butler, Jerry Hughes (chairman of Wellesbourne Juniors) and Sam Parsons. (s)

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