Craven Badminton Club hosts special awards event

CRAVEN Badminton Club held a special awards afternoon for its club members on Sunday 8 May 2022.

Craven BC has over 70 members, split across all ages groups, from juniors aged 7 upwards to seniors. The junior club plays on Fridays 6.45pm-7.45pm from September to April and the senior club plays on Wednesdays from 7.45pm-9.45pm, all year round, with league matches being played on Wednesdays, with extra match night on Fridays, starting from October 2022. Competitive play is open to all juniors and seniors who are interested.

Juniors can play in the M65 Lancashire League and seniors can play in the two men’s teams in the Craven League and Bradford League and composite teams (men and women mixed) in the Craven League. In addition, Craven BC members can take part in local tournaments. In the 2021-22 season, Craven BC men’s team won the Craven League Division 2 title, leading to promotion to Division 1 and additionally, a Craven BC men’s team won the Bradford League Men’s Division 5 title in its first year in the Bradford League.

Sunday’s awards celebrated both juniors ‘and seniors’ achievements with trophies awarded by honorable guests, Linda Treitl and Mike Orrell.

The club has recognized the significant commitment of both Linda & Mike for their encouragement and development of the club’s junior players for over a decade, which continues to influence future generations of badminton players.

In honor of these contributions, Craven BC has created 2 annual trophies in each of their names. Linda and Mike presented the following Craven BC awards: JUNIOR AWARDS 2021-22 Most Thoughtful Junior Award – recognizing juniors who have actively considered other players, by willingly volunteering and helping in the development of others.

Year 6 & under – Logan Treitl; Holly Eyles Year 7 & over – Daniel Phillips; Emily Reynoldson Junior Player with Most Potential Awards Recognizing juniors showing great potential in their badminton play. Year 6 & under – Harry Brown; Olivia Gladwin Year 7 & over – Eldon Harris; Amélie Chaduc Junior Team Awards Recognizing players who have represented Craven Badminton Club in tournaments. Liam Taylor; Megan Taylor Mike Orrell Award – Junior Player of the Season Recognizing the outstanding junior boy who has transitioned to competitive senior team play. Michael Tam Linda Treitl Award – Junior Player of the Season Recognizing the outstanding junior girl who has transitioned to competitive senior team play. Sasha Wilkinson SENIOR AWARDS 2021-22 Composite A Team – Player of the Season Harvey Newiss Composite A Team – Player of the Season Louise Kirkbride Composite B Team – Player of the Season Ruben Francis Composite B Team – Player of the Season Elaine Hiser Men’s Craven League Team of the Season Jack Adamson Men’s Bradford League Team – Player of the Season Alexander Blake Club coaches Peter and Linda Wilkinson, presented their special award to Badminton England’s Foundation coach, Daniel Bannier, to recognize his continued commitment over the season to encourage junior player development. .

Peter & Linda Wilkinson Award – Contribution to Player Development Daniel Bannier A comprehensive list of the awards, photographs and results can be seen on the club’s website at www.cravenbadmintonclub.co.uk Photo’s attached: Junior Player with Most Potential awards Year 6 & under -Harry Brown Junior Player with Most Potential awards Year 6 & under-Olivia Gledwin Men’s Craven League Team of the Season-Jack Adamson Composite B Team – Player of the Season-Elaine Hiser Peter Wilkinson Craven Badminton Club Tel: 07753 968 662 info @ cravenbadmintonclub .co.uk

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