Academy in team victory at badminton competition

NORTH Tyneside Badminton Academy had an excellent result in its first competition of the Northumberland ‘Super Series’ at Ashington Leisure centre.

The competition is run by Mike Woodward and involved eight clubs from around Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside and 49 junior entrants attended.

North Tyneside Badminton Academy won the trophy for overall team, achieving a singles win percentage of 66 per cent.

Francesca Wilkinson received the trophy on behalf of the academy.

The academy also saw positive results in the following:

Winners: Francesca Wilkinson/Georgina Ross in the girls open doubles with Robyn Luckley and Megan Porter from the academy third. Runner-up in the girls open singles – Georgina Ross.

For a free session and to become involved in the junior league, call club secretary Pamela Ferguson on 07765 371683.

Sessions take place on Sundays, 10am until noon at John Spence High School. Normal sessions run during school term from September to July.