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There are invariably a lot of things going on at all of our clubs, here are some of the things that have happened recently;

April 9th 2014

St. Georges day tournament. 

Won by Phil Darlow and Joe Bartholomew, beating James Spencer and Kai Osborne-Taylor in a closely fought final. Well done to the victors !

May 9th 2013:

St. Georges day tournament. 

Won by WK and Ashley Lovell, beating James Spencer and Ramesh Singh in a 3 set final thriller. Scores were 21-14, 17-21 and 21-13.

May 18th 2008:

Colmers Open Junior singles tournament, May 18th 2008

We are holding our third open junior singles tournament for U11, U13, U15 and U17 children, and following the last two years of tournaments this is likely to be another highly successful event. Last year around 70 children took part. The tournament is open to all children from around the region under the age of 17, whether county players or not. There are categories for boys and girls in each age group, with prizes/trophies for 1st and 2nd in each age category.

April 24th 2008: Richard Sham and Kerry O'Shea win the clubs' annual St. Georges Day doubles tournament, beating Sam Roberts and Suzanne Preen in a gripping, nerve racking final with the rest of the club members cheering on.
May 13th 2007:




Junior singles tournament, May 13th 2007

We held our second open junior singles tournament for U12, U14 and U16 children, and this once again proved to be popular and a great success. Trophies and medals were awarded to 1st to 4th in each group. Here are the results:

Under 12 boys
 1st - Sam Upton
2nd - Peter Karra
3rd - Justin Hsu
4th - James Darlow
Under 12 Girls
1st - Megan Griffiths
2nd- Katie Ellithorn
3rd - Lily Southall
4th - Monica kulkarni
Under 14 Boys
1st - Michael Powell
2nd - Adam Bowater
3rd - Edward Bull
4th - Vinnay Mistry
Under 14 Girls
1st - Evie Hamar
2nd - Helen Duan
3rd - Sophia Ingleby
4th - Lisa Karra
Under 16 Boys
1st - James Hendy
2nd - Jack Davies
3rd - James Lancaster
4th - Adam Bowater
Under 16 Girls
1st - Tahlia Balfe
2nd - Evie Hamar
3rd - Bradie Taylor Booth
4th - Stacey Horne
April 2007: Darren Cahill and Wayne Ketcher win the annual St. Georges Day tournament, beating off tough competition from other club members.
Nov 2006:

Awards for All lottery grant, Nov 2006

The junior badminton clubs have been awarded a lottery grant of 5399. This is a fantastic boost to our clubs and will help to place coaches on courses, buy equipment and re-develop this web site, as well as a few other things. This was a result of several months of behind the scene effort, and reflects the ongoing popularity and success of our junior clubs.

May 7th 2006:

Junior singles tournament, May 7th 2006

We held our first ever open junior singles tournament for U12, U14 and U16 children, and this proved to be a great success, with children from all over the region taking part. Prizes and certificates were given for winners, runners up and semi finalists. We are hoping to hold an open junior doubles tournament in May 2007, watch this space for further details nearer the time.

May 2006: The Cradley mens team win promotion to Division 1, after coming second in Division 2 for the 2005-6 season. Click here for photos of the evening.
April 2006: Glen Spencer and Mark Wright win the clubs annual St. Georges Day trophy, coming through the group stages to finally beat Phil Darlow and Tahlia Balfe in a gripping final.
March 2006:

Silver Clubmark accreditation, 22 March 2006

Our South Birmingham Junior Badminton Club and Junior colts club were awarded the Silver Clubmark Accreditation in March, and this is a fantastic achievement. There are very few badminton clubs in the Birmingham area with this award, let alone in England as a whole. We have had to meet a lot of criteria to attain this status: ensuring coaches are qualified and CRB checked as well as placed on key courses, demonstrating we are developing badminton in the community, investing in the children and club members, linking with parents, schools, Birmingham Sport, Badminton England and other institutions, as well as a host of other things. This is recognition and reward for the hard work going on behind the scenes.

January 2006: New after school junior club, January 2006

This is a project set up in conjunction with Colmers School, to meet the demand for more junior badminton at Colmers. The after school club runs every Tuesday 3.30-5pm during school term. It is mainly for Colmers children (although may well be extended to other schools in the area as part of Colmers Sports College status), and predominantly aged 13-14 years. Allan Ho is the main coach for this club.

April 2005:

Lee pleased as punch !


Lee Machin and Darren Cahill won the annual Colmers Farm St. Georges trophy for 2005, picture left shows Lee receiving the trophy from Phil Darlow, club coach. This is the third time Lee has won this prestigious club trophy, and clearly a reflection of the quality of his partner each time !  
September 2004:

Sam Roberts remains U15's County Champion for 2004-5, beating David Farebrother in the final. Sam also won the doubles with Richard Sham, also a member at Colmers Farm. They beat Richard Bowater and Pavinda Poonian. Sam has been a member of the Sunday junior club since the age of 8, progressing to the Thursday colts at the age of 12, and has been a full time member of the adults since the age of 13. He can beat many of the adults ! Winning this championship reflects his dedication and enthusiasm, it is a great boost for Colmers Farm B.C, and hopefully testimony to some of the coaching he's received. Congratulations once again !


June 2004:

The Cradley mens team win Division 4 in the 2003-4 season. The team consisted of our county juniors or 'colts', and won the achievement award for their efforts, being the only 'junior' team in the division.. Click here to see some photos of the Cradley presentation evening, held on June 19th 2004. A few other club members went along, not only to see the presentations but also to meet Simon Archer, our local Worcestershire hero ...............!