EBAD Stand 2013 - Yonex All England Championships: 5th-10th March 2013
EBAD would like to personally thank many members who helped towards the success of its first year on the concourse, some key members were:
Joe Ouseph and family
TeamEngland Para - Badminton Squad
Special appearance autograph signings from:
The week of the All England Championships 2013 was a special event for EBAD. On the concourse in its first year EBAD experienced exceptional support and response from all around. EBAD would like to welcome those people who we reached out to; people wanting to get to know more about Para-Badminton and also those interested in helping other disabled people through badminton. Also EBAD was there to enlighten people about the sport and promote the sport to those new to Para-Badminton.
There were also many big names there that EBAD were privileged to meet; meeting many members of Yonex, the BWF family and BadmintonEurope was particularly unforgetable and EBAD hopes to work closely with them. EBAD would also like to specially thank Rajiv Ouseph and Nathan Robertson for their time in the autograph session.
The Wheelchair Demonstration area was a big success. With members of the public eager to try the wheelchair and loving the experience. Indeed, EBAD had many repeat users of the wheelchair as people wanted to stay on them all day. Many thanks to Martin Rooke, Paula Robinson and Gobi Ranganathan who helped with tutorials and demonstrations on the wheelchair space.
The TeamEngland Para - Badminton Squad were also present at the EBAD Stand having demonstrated on courts on Thursday 7th March for the squad's second year.
EBAD met many contacts during the course of the week. Individuals who put their contact details down will be added to EBAD'semailing list soon and will receive all updates/news that is happening in Para-Badminton. We met many individuals with specific queries and we endeavour to get back to you soon. Please email EBAD if you have a particularly query and we can look into it further.
Scottish 4 Nations 2013 - 15th February - 17th February
England players excel in Scotland
A huge weekend in Scotland saw many exciting results. Andrew Martin was elated, winning a tense 3 set match against Naill McVeigh of Ireland, a moment to remember. Rachel Choong dominant as ever in the Ladies SS6 category. Dan Bethell won his first Gold medal in Singles SL3 with a confident display on Sunday having come from a loss to friend and England colleague Daniel Lee in the group stages on Saturday. Both managing to put out No.1 seed Alan Oliver in one of the toughest group stages set. Bobby Griffin and Steve Moodie were overjoyed winning their first Gold medal in Standing Doubles over a 3 year wait having to settle for the runners-up position in previous competitions.
EBAD was on hand in Scotland introducing our new EBAD promotional banners that looked to be received in good praise by players and viewers alike. EBAD was also there with player interviews which was a hit with players.
EBAD video gallery has been updated...
Mixed Masters Tournament - Para-Badminton Demonstration
Sunday 2nd December 2012
photos courtesy of sport-on-wheels
On Sunday 2nd December, Paula Robinson, Gobi Ranganathan, Martin Rooke and Owen Kilburn took part in a demonstration match at the Mixed Masters International tournament in Nottingham. The tournament is in celebration of the careers of Anthony Clark and Nathan Robertson, where they will be playing a mixed doubles tournament against other retired and current England/GB players.
Read the article on sport-on-wheels.com
See the EBAD photo gallery for more inspirational and exciting Para-Badminton Demonstration Days including wheelchair, standing and dwarf categories.
Herts Open Wheelchair Tournament - Oct 2012
Watch wheelchair player Fiona Kelly's interview with Middlesex's Sheila Collins on her first experience of a wheelchair tournament held in Herts 2012. Fiona started playing wheelchair badminton just over a year ago in July 2011 with her coach at the Middlesex Dome, No Barrier Badminton Club (NBBC). Fiona says that her life has changed very positively since she took up wheelchair badminton. See the interview plus other great videos in the EBAD video gallery.
Read Fiona's first experience of the tournament:
On Saturday I competed in my very first wheelchair badminton tournament and I was very excited, and rather nervous!!
Fiona Kelly interview at the Middlesex Dome
Wheelchair Ladies Singles - Fiona Kelly v Sharon Barnes-Jones - Herts, Oct 2012