Welsh Universities Badminton Development Group

Posted by Rob Short at 02:04 on 1 April 2015

Welsh Universities Badminton Development Group

Welsh Universities Badminton Development Group

Badminton Wales is delighted to announce the formation of a development working group which will look to develop badminton in the Welsh University sector. This initiative has arrived as a result of an initiative to hold an inaugural Celtic Cup event involving Scotland, England, Ireland and Wales. Unfortunately for various reasons the new event will not happen until 2016 but there was clearly an energy and desire amongst the organisers to continue to work together to grow badminton amongst the sector as a whole. 

The group consists of:

Fiach O'Rourke (Chair)

Nic Strange (Coach)

Stuart Vanstone (Head of Sport at Cardiff University)

Lucie Gwilt (Badminton Wales Events Officer)

The first challenge for the new group will be to rearrange the postponed Welsh Universities Cup which they hope will be held on April 25/26 at Talybont.

Eddie O Neill commented:

“there is a real energy in the group and a desire to develop a sector which is sending clear messages that they are keen to develop badminton. I look forward to watching this grow over the coming months.”