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LATEST : Unsung heroes to be recognised at National Badminton Awards

BADMINTON England is delighted to announce the staging of the inaugural National Badminton Awards, to take place during the week of one of the world’s most prestigious badminton events, the Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships.

The event, in association with Wedlake Bell LLP, recognises the Players, Coaches, Volunteers and Clubs who have made an outstanding contribution to badminton in England over the past 12 months.

Nominations for all the award categories are now open and are as follows:

  • Club of the Year (sponsored by Perkins Slade)
  • Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Yonex)
  • Young Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Yonex)
  • Young Coach of the Year (sponsored by Bluegreen Design)
  • Coach of the Year (sponsored by Marketing Birmingham)

For further information on how to make a nomination for an award, please go to www.badmintonengland.co.uk/awards , complete the form and return it no later than 1 February 2013 to nationalbadmintonawards@badmintonengland.co.uk.

Adrian Christy, Chief Executive of BADMINTON England, said of the awards “We are absolutely delighted to be able to stage such an event and I am grateful to our partner Wedlake Bell LLP and all the award sponsors for their generous support.

"We have just come out of a year where the profile of the unsung heroes of sport as well as those coaches and athletes who are so integral to success, has never been higher.

"The judging panel will have a tough task in selecting the winners because there are thousands of people involved in English badminton, at all levels, without whom we would never be able to do what we do as a sport - the National Badminton Awards gives us the opportunity to say a huge thank you and show our appreciation".

The winners will be selected by the Awards Panel and receive their awards at a celebration lunch being held at the world famous International Convention Centre, Birmingham on 8 March 2013.