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Get Involved: Superstars 2011 at the Sainsburys UK School Games
Badminton England’s Superstars of 2011 began their September with a bang at the Sainsbury’s UK School Games, which came to Sheffield this year.
The Superstars once again endured three hard days of officiating, but for the ones who attended Gateshead in 2010, the days were not quite as long!
The athletes and officials experience a daredevil opening ceremony which was held at the Motorpoint Arena which included free running, BMX tricks, acrobatics and fireworks all under one roof. The games were officially opened by Paralympic gold medallist, Ellie Simmons MBE.
The officiating began Friday morning, with the intensity of the matches far greater than some of the Superstars had ever experienced before it was a great eye opener to them, but all of the Superstars excelled themselves even going back for more on the Saturday and Sunday!
The badminton was held at Sheffield’s English Institute of Sport, which also housed volleyball and fencing so the Superstars also got to watch and experience other sports during the weekend. Aside from officiating when not on court the Superstars took every opportunity they could to play a little badminton themselves!
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Get Involved: Events
If you are interested in volunteering to be a Young Official at a Badminton event then take a look at the Young Official Events document below and get in touch with the Young official Coordinator for your county or the Tournament Organiser.
Get Involved: Young Official Coordinators
The role of the Young Official Coordinator is to help you, the Young Official to get involved in officiating at events in your county. We currently have 18 counties with a Young Official coordinators in place, all of which are CRB checked and their contact details can be found below.
|Isle of Man||Kerry Penswickfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Isle of Wight||Kathryn Arnold||Kaz_a17@hotmail.com|
Get Involved: Line Judging
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Get Involved: Umpiring
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