Gold and Silver Medals for Nikki in Four Nations Para-Badminton Tournament in Scotland
Nikki Welch of Liskeard Junior and Inclusive Badminton Club has returned home victorious from the 4 Nations Para-Badminton Tournament held in Scotland. Nikki from Pensilva who has ADHD and a learning disability won a Gold Medal in the ladies doubles and a Silver Medal in the singles event. She also achieved 3rd place in the mixed doubles event.
Nikki was supported by The Anders Foundation who provided her with £250 towards her expenses. The Anders Foundation was formed as a legacy to Anders Nielsen who sadly lost his life in 2010. To celebrate Anders' determination to succeed and admirable work ethic, highlighted by the international success he achieved in his Badminton career, The Anders Foundation aim to support young people of all abilities, both disabled and able bodied, to achieve their sporting goals.
Nikki's aim now is to compete in the World Championships which have just been announced by Badminton England to be held at Stoke Mandeville Stadium in September, the birthplace of the Paralympic movement situated in Buckinghamshire. Nikki is also travelling to Wimbledon, London to compete on the 16 March in a para-badminton talent spotting tournament.
Liskeard Junior and Inclusive Badminton Club who are East Cornwall's only Premier Club are delighted for Nikki and aim do all they can to support her ambition to play at the World Championships. Her long term aim will be the Tokyo Paralympics in 2020 where Badminton will feature for the first time.
The Club are pleased to welcome Toby Bamforth to the team of coaches. Toby is a Level 2 coach with four year's experience of coaching with the Special Olympics which the Club has recently signed up for.
The Club would like to thank Rob Harrison of Cornwall Sports Partnership for his tremendous support and also East Cornwall Community Badminton Network together with Badminton England.
Liskeard Junior and Inclusive Club run the following sessions at Lux Park Leisure Centre on a Monday.
4.30 to 5.30 Junior Club
5.30 to 6.30 Junior and Inclusive Club
6.30 to 7.30 No Strings pay and play session
If you would like more information about Badminton in East Cornwall then contact either Jenny Marchant on 01579 346582 or Claire Reed on 07974966304.