Gwent youth badminton has re-started at Ebbw Vale on a Saturday morning at Ebbw Vale sports centre from 10.00-1.00 each week. The squad is now up to 32 players from 8-19 ( though there are still a few spaces if you have someone you think maybe good enough for a trial).
The squad have been buoyed by a magnificent home win against Guernsey in the summer, when a youthful Gwent side surpassed all expectations to win 31-14 in the annual match.This was despite several injuries and two late replacements!
This season the county is entering the English youth county championship. (the shires league), for the first time at U17 level and we have Avon, Shropshire and Devon at home, and Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester away. Devon will be favourites to win this league being ranked fourth in England last season. The Devon home match will be on Saturday 28th. November from 10.30-2.00 should anyone want to support.
Anyone who wishes to either give a hand on a Saturday or suggest a player would be more than welcome!
Chris and Alison Pritchard