Club Sessions from 18th September 2020

Parents and guardians that are not participating in sessions can attend them and do not count towards the maximum group size. They should always however maintain social distancing and be off court, limited to one per child.

Farringdon School has now given us permission to return to playing Badminton.The sessions will start on Friday 4th September 7:00 – 9:00.Currently as with all other things in our everyday life due to Covid-19 things will have to be a little different.

We have put together a guide to all of these changes in line with the Government, Badminton England and Farringdon School to keep everyone safe.Contact me for a copy.

If you have any concerns or queries please contact myself by mail at:- mikeiveson@aol.com

Regards

Mike Iveson

I Thought I’d let you know how our Satellite Club is getting on.

We have been going for 8 weeks now and our numbers have increased to 8 players.

They have all improved and 3 are attending our Premier Club and seam to be enjoying it.

I’ll try and keep you up to date as the weeks pass by. November 2019.

 

Best of Darlington Awards 2019

Contribution to Sport Winner

Peter Walton

Contribution to Sport

Sponsored by the Move More Team, Darlington Borough Council

The judges are looking for groups or individuals who have made a major contribution to sport in Darlington through commitment to organising activities, volunteering or by being role models to others in their attitude to sport.

2019 Finalists:

Alan Rusk for 50 years of contribution to football in Darlington.

Andy Musgrave for the excellent support he has given to developing women’s football in Darlington.

Peter Walton for the support he has given to badminton in Darlington.

2019 Winner: Peter Walton

Peter has dedicated 46 years of service to his chosen sport. Aged 78 you will still find him every Saturday afternoon at the Dolphin Centre coaching for Dolphin Premier Badminton Club. He is a Badminton Level 3 Coach and Head Coach at The University of Sunderland and Farringdon Badminton Academy.

The game is truly his passion and his knowledge is often sought after. He has had the privilege to work alongside many elite coaches from all around the world to help fine tune his skills.

Peter has put in countless hours to Badminton and recently managed to help achieve a Premier Club status for Dolphin Badminton Club. He has helped develop many players throughout the town and has acted as a mentor and tutor for many budding coaches.

Award presented by Councillor Paul Howell

Re: AGM

As previously stated, we were hoping to have our club’s A.G.M. shortly. It has now been arranged for SUNDAY, MAY 19th, 3.00 pm till around 5.00 pm at THE TANSEY CENTRE, 11 Church Street, South Hylton, Sunderland SR4 0QD
We would love to see as many people there, as possible and to have your input on your club. 
 We will cover everything from club kit to advertising to friendly competitions.  If you have any ideas at all, we would love to hear them.  If you are unable to come along but have any concerns or ideas, please let us know and we will be sure to include them.
I will be sending out an agenda early next week so look out for your email.
Regards 
Dawn

Good News.

Darlington Sports Winners Awards

The Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by another former Mayor, Lee Vasey, went to a 78-year-old who has dedicated 46 years of his life to badminton.

Peter Walton, head coach of Dolphin Premier Badminton Club and Farringdon Badminton Academy, was honoured for guiding countless young badminton players during an illustrious career.

Peter said: “It’s hard to find someone to take over, so as long as I’ve got arms and legs, I’ll just carry on because I just love the sport.”

 

As you have seen I’m well now and back in business-Peter.

Although everyone can’t make it on a club night, things are going well and we are seeing new faces.

I’m still waiting to get operation done.i hope they haven.t forgotten me!!

Badminton sessions are going well through the Summer Holidays,but we are not on Friday 24th August as it is a holiday weekend.See you soon.

 

We are on every Friday through the Summer Holidays