Search is on for new ta­lent

Open night to at­tract next gen­er­a­tion

Lennox Herald - - SPORT - Carla Tal­bot

Loch Lomond Bad­minton Club are hop­ing to get more peo­ple in­volved in the sport.

Play­ers young and old are wel­come to the club for their in­for­ma­tion even­ing next week to en­cour­age more peo­ple to take up the sport.

Coaches will be at the event at the Vale of Leven Academy on Tues­day to an­swer any ques­tions about the club and a ju­nior ses­sion will also be held, al­low­ing chil­dren to try the sport for free.

The ju­nior sec­tion has plenty of space this sea­son for any chil­dren in­ter­ested in play­ing.

There is coach­ing avail­able at the club for ju­nior and adult play­ers with the fo­cus on help­ing play­ers progress their skills and knowl­edge of the game.

The club was formed in 2009 with the aim of get­ting more peo­ple in­volved in sport and pro­vid­ing coach­ing to help chil­dren, young peo­ple and adults progress their skills.

Alan Craw­ford, who coaches at the club, said: “Bad­minton is an ex­cel­lent sport for all ages and abil­ity lev­els.

“In terms of coach­ing the fo­cus has al­ways been on the ju­nior sec­tion with the aim of de­vel­op­ing the sport from the grass­roots level.

“The adult sec­tion has al­ways been more about so­cial bad­minton with mainly games be­ing played through­out the even­ing.

“How­ever, coach­ing is avail­able for those that would like to re­ceive some ad­vice.

“This year we are also look­ing to in­tro­duce some fit­ness ac­tiv­ity into the adult sec­tion for those that would like to work on key bad­minton move­ments.

“The adult sec­tion also pro­vides an ex­cel­lent path­way for the older chil­dren to progress from the ju­nior sec­tion as they de­velop as play­ers.

“We are un­for­tu­nately the only club in West Dun­bar­ton­shire and as a re­sult we are hop­ing to grow and de­velop fur­ther this year.

“We are in­ter­ested in hear­ing from any­one that is in­ter­ested in play­ing or coach­ing bad­minton.”

The club meets each Tues­day at Vale of Leven Academy. The ju­nior sec­tion is de­liv­ered from 6pm un­til 8pm, with the adult sec­tion (16 years+) be­ing held from 8pm un­til10pm.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the club and any coach­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties email lomondbc@out­look.com or find them on Face­book.

Great sports Young mem­bers of Loch Lomond Bad­minton Club

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