Well! What a year Shiregreen Sports Badminton Club has had.
It's been an amazing journey at the badminton club in 2018 and the club has gone from strength to strength. We've welcomed a bunch of new members to the SSBC family this year and together have worked hard to create a fun environment to play badminton and keep fit.
The SSBC committee would like to thank everyone who came down to a session throughout the year; without you the badminton club wouldn't exist.
Here's a bit of a recap of our amazing 2018 here at Shiregreen Sports Badminton Club:
Saturday club acquisition.
One of the first achievements of 2018 was the acquisition of the Parkwood Academy Saturday morning session. The club managed to secure this session off Parkwood School and moved it to the earlier slot of 10:30am - 12:30pm. The session has grown and grown in popularity and has boosted overall turnover at the club.
New website - www.shiregreensports.org.uk
Did you know? - Our website had a much needed update at the beginning of the year in order to increase online presence and be a source of information for current members and potential new members. If you’re reading this then you are looking at our new website, feel free to have a browse. Also while you’re at it check out our Instagram (which was started this year) - https://instagram.com/shiregreensports
New club kit
It’s been a few years since our previous club kit was released, and I’m sure members would agree that it was getting ready for a refresh. Courtesy of our friends over at ClubRackets.com we now have a new range of kit items available for members to purchase. We decided to go with Victor as the brand - a well known badminton equipment/clothing manufacturer. The club still continues to subsidise £10 off one club shirt per member per year. See the range of kit choices below. Get in touch with a committee member to order yours!
As an added bit of excitement over the normal badminton sessions week in - week out, we asked members to pair up and join us for a 2v2 tournament. The competition was fierce, with members upping their games to try and be the top pair.
We held a couple of tournaments towards the latter end of the year which were met with positive feedback from members. Rest assured we'll be putting more of these little tournaments on in 2019.
We started our first League Badminton campaign in October of 2018. We entered a Men’s team into Division 5 of the plastics league. We’re hoping to bring a competitive aspect to our club moving forwards, giving members a goal to work towards outside of just social badminton. We are looking to bring on a ladies team for next season, this may be in the form of a ladies/mixed/combined team.
Now slowly becoming a yearly tradition at the club our Charity Week 2018 was met with great generosity from our members. The club raised a whopping £581 in total for St Luke’s Hospice based in Sheffield. The club smashed last years total of £300 raised. Due to our efforts St Luke’s came down to a club night to do a big cheque handover and we were featured in The Star (see below for photos.)
So here’s to 2019
It’s onwards and upwards for Shiregreen Sports Badminton Club. Again - a huge thank you to members for coming down to club nights throughout the year and creating an environment to have fun and play badminton. Special thank you to the limited amount of committee members who work hard to make the club a success year in, year out.
Finally the committee would like to wish members a Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!