2016 November 20
This week is the second of the Badminton England’s fund raising events to support Macmillan Cancer care.
It runs from the 21st of November to the 27th of November.
Any clubs wishing to run event at the last minute – see this link for info: https://www.badmintonengland.co.uk/landingpage.asp?section=5675§ionTitle=Badminton+4+Macmillan+Week
Flukey Feathers Badminton Club are running a club session takeover on Wednesday the 23rd of November at Avonbourne College from 8-10pm. All money raised will go to the Badminton 4 Macmillan appeal. There will be a variety of fun badminton activities and all ages and abilities are welcome. For more information, please contact club secretary Russell Clarke on: 01202 395404.
Please read the following, copy/pasted from email sent out to all members. We need YOUR help to secure funding to continue to deliver and increase badminton in primary schools.
Don’t procrastinate! Follow the link and DO IT NOW! Thank you.
and the link is https://community-fund.aviva.c
- Click on login and register, then Register Now,
- Enter your email address, a password and your name.
- Click finish and Aviva will send you an email asking you to confirm your email address.
- After clicking on the email to confirm your email address, please complete the registration information and click “complete my details” (you are eligible to vote at any age).
- Search for our project by entering the project number 16-376.
- Type DORSET in the area search – click SEARCH
- You will then be able to vote and all your ten votes can be cast for us by increasing the number on the indicator. .
A new club/team has been formed by Umer Chisti. The new club will be called J.P. Morgan badminton club, and they are under strict instructions not to steal any of their employees who already play at Flukey Feathers! 🙂
They will be entering two teams in the Mens league (yes we know its very late in the day). Their first team will be in division 4 and their away matches can be held on the dates that clubs had already entered in their diaries for Poole Dolphins 3 who recently pulled out. Hopefully they will also be able to hold their home games on the Friday dates that Poole Dolphins 3 had, but this will depend on their venue/match night……..
Obviously the division 5 matches for their second team will be completely new fixtures.
It makes a pleasant change for a new club to be formed, rather than old established ones disintegrating, so may I take this opportunity to wish them well with it.
If you would like to enter the Dorset restricted tournament, you must get your entries in by Friday the 23rd of September. Please click HERE for details.
Senior County results (first weekend)
Dorset 1 won 7-4, 7-4 at the weekend vs Gloucester and Somerset.
Some fantastic performances from the team and a great atmosphere. This puts them 2nd in the table to Gloucester. Looking forward to the next Match on the 12th of December in Bath.
Dorset 2 narrowly lost to Jersey 6-5 and beat Cornwall 7-5. A special well done to the singles players and ladies doubles as the very strong start against both teams contributed greatly towards the overall results. Next match is also on the 12th December against Gloucestershire 2 & Guernsey 1 in Cheltenham.
Dorset 3rds had mixed fortunes at the weekend in Bournemouth, winning 7-4 against Wiltshire 3rds but then losing 8-3 to a strong Isle of Wight 1st team. Whilst there were some player absenses, there were lots of positives to take from the day, and it was great to see some of the younger players playing for the senior team for the first time so well done to them. Dorset 3rds next outing is at Exeter university on the 12th of December.