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First Para badminton experience

Confusion for Para badminton players……………!

Sunday 29 June was an early start at Loughborough University for the Para badminton players. This was my first line judging duty for sometime. I was looking forward to experiencing a Para badminton tournament as I had heard so many good things about them. The atmosphere was relaxed but quietly competitive. Competitors from all over the world were warming up to get on court.

Para badmintonA little nervous as it had been a while since my last line judging duty on to court I went to call the side line for mixed doubles wheelchair event. In oar of the player’s movement around the court, mastering racquet and wheels, with body positions I never seen before I messed up my first call. The shuttle was clearly in. My arms went out but NO call. Spectators, umpire and players were certainly confussed.com for that I apologise. I was so embarrassed and muttered to myself to concentrate more on correct calls rather than allowing myself to get engrossed in the game. Needless to say that was the only mistake I made during the day.

If you fancy a spot of line judging the take a look at the website for  BLJA of E. It is a sneaky way of seeing great badminton close up.

For the results  and more information on Para Badminton click HERE.


Direct planet hit for youth theatre group….!

Birmingham Youth Theatre presents Return to the Forbidden Planet

Tonight at the Old Rep Theatre in Birmingham I witness a great performance by youth Scott Jennings. He took the lead role in the Youth Theatre’s production as Captain Tempest of the starship and a fabulous job he did to. Congratulations to the entire cast  as they sang their hearts out to give the audience their moneys worth (Great value by the way).

I amassed how Scott learnt the script of by heart, including the words to the songs and the dance routines. I would like to say that he gets moves and his energy to dance from playing badminton every Wednesday evening. Alas I doubt it. Youth is very much on his side. (Details of his badminton session can be found HERE).

Birmingham Youth Theatre have two more shows to produce tomorrow (including the matinee) if you are interested then tickets can be booked on line HERE or HERE. Alternatively check out the next production which is ‘The Snow Queen’ scheduled for November 2014.

Birmingham Youth Theatre

Birmingham Youth Theatre are always looking for talented young performers. So if your child shows talent and wants to gain some experience then contact Melanie Flint on 07972 095863 ans see their website. Auditions for the Snow Queen will be happening soon.