Welcome to the East Sussex Junior Badminton Academy
End of Season Presentation:
At the last training session presentations were made by Chairman, William Brown. Awards were presented to:-
Group 1 Squad Player of the Year – Zhan Phoa
Group 2 Squad Player of The Year – Elsie Byrant
Group 3 Squad Player of the Year – Blake Hawkins
Overall Squad Player of the Year – Amber Seymour
The two prestigious awards raised in honour of previous Committee Members.
The Kevin Marquis Award went to Amber Seymour and the
Allen Gales Award went to Elizabeth Hutchinson.
Bronze for Elizabeth
Elizabeth Hutchinson entered the recent Essex Bronze
Junior Open Tournament with Kent partner and secured the Bronze Award in U13 Mixed Doubles
After being given a really tough draw against the Number 2 seed and finishing 3rd in his group – Blake managed to recover extremely well and made it all the way to the final of the plate where he managed to gain the Boys Singles Plate Silver Medal.
Kent Futures – A few of our ESJBA juniors take extra training with Kent based club AIT, which allows them to gain entry into Kent competitions. With very few opportunities in Sussex this has been a great chance for these youngsters to improve their skills. Amber Seymour (with partner Millie Mugridge) won gold in both the u-16 singles and doubles; and Elisabeth Hutchinson, (Sussex County Junior), won gold in the u-14 doubles and silver in the u-14 singles.
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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End of Season Presentations
Coaches take Disability Course in Canterbury
Pictured at the recent Kent Futures competition are Amber Seymour (with partner Millie Mugridge) won gold in both the u-16 singles and doubles; and Elisabeth Hutchinson, (Sussex County Junior), won gold in the u-14 doubles and silver in the u-14 singles.
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 Academy 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.
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