Welcome to the East Sussex Junior Badminton Association
End of season presentations.
Presentations were made at each squad to recognise various player’s achievements throughout the season. Presentations were made by our Chairman William Brown.
Eastbourne Squad player Finn Davenport was awarded the Allen Gales Award. This was the first time we have presented this award in recognition of our founding member and former treasurer/auditor, Allen Gales, who passed away in 2017. Finn was nominated and confirmed by the members of the committee and other coaches for his attendance, keenness and enjoyment of the game. Squad Coach Martin, assisted by Glen Lynam, ran a mini tournament where everyone received a prize.
Bexhill Squad player Thomas Marsden was awarded their ‘Player of the Year Award’. Thomas was nominated by the coaches for his eagerness to learn, attentiveness to coaching instruction and attendance.
Heathfiled had several presentations. Their ‘Players’ Player Award’, nominated by their peers, went to Thomas Neville and the ‘Coaches’ Player of the Year Award’ was shared by Georgia Thomas and Mark Saunders. The Kevin Marquis Award was presented to Katie Crouch for outstanding work, attendance, personality and her commitment to improve.
Chairman leads team to victory
Crowborough badminton player, ESJBA Chairman William Brown, Captain of the Sussex 065 Masters took his team to victory at the recent Badminton England Masters Challenge Tournament in Eastleigh, Hampshire. The team comprising of three players from West Sussex and three from East Sussex played four other Counties in their Division twice over the weekend, in which they won eight out of eight matches, only losing one men’s doubles and one ladies double from the total twenty-four games played.
ESJBA was the first ‘development’ group in the County and is now one of the largest in Sussex, providing a safe and professional environment for players that fall just below County acceptance. Each year many of our players go on to achieve the next step as a County player and some decide to continue their training with both ourselves and the Sussex county Juniors. ESJBA work closely with Sussex Junior Badminton and some of our coaches either work with or have worked with SCJB in the past.
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East Sussex Junior Badminton Association
ESJBA – OUR AIMS
ESJBA is a non-profit making organisation, run and organised by a management committee comprising of volunteers. We are affiliated to Badminton England. ESJBA incorporate the Districts and Boroughs of Wealden, Lewes, Hastings, Eastbourne, Rother, and Brighton.
ESJBA respond annually, both pro-actively and re-actively by meeting the fluctuating demands such as, numbers, ages and locations of young players within East Sussex.
The object of the Association is to encourage the development of badminton in East Sussex, and managing of its Squads. We also aim to support progression in badminton and ultimately this often means a player improving sufficiently to be selected for the Sussex County squads. Each year many of our players go on to achieve this next step and some decide to continue training with both ourselves and Sussex. We are there to provide the additional training with professional coaching for those players that require more experience and knowledge of the sport to pursue their ambitions.