Success for first Special Olympics Badminton Tournament held in Suffolk
- Credit: Ashley Pickering
Players from across the country came to Suffolk last week for the first ever Special Olympics Badminton Tournament – with some securing places in the national finals in Sheffield this August.
The doubles competition was held in Ipswich by Special Olympics Suffolk, supported by ActivIpswich and Suffolk County Council, where players from as far afield as Bournemouth took part.
Mike McCarthy from ActivLives and Special Olympics Suffolk said: “This tournament provided a great opportunity for our badminton players in Suffolk to compete with and against Special Olympians from other clubs across the country.
“We have had such positive feedback from the players, coaches and volunteers at the event.”
Suffolk stars Kathy Brill and Cameron Sherman were among those to secure a place in the national finals, the first from Suffolk this year after the local branch was established in 2014.