P&D Badminton Association President Honoured

Ian Brown’s immense contribution to badminton in Perth & District and far beyond, was recognised at this week’s meeting of the Perth & District Badminton Association.

Ian chaired the Annual General Meeting of the Association for the final time, before stepping down as its President. Ian has been a member of the Association’s Committee for 45 years, 25 of those as President. He has been a driving force in ensuring that the annual Scottish National Badminton Championships have now been hosted in Perth for many years.

Badminton has benefited from Ian’s talents not only in the Perth area however. He continues as a member of the Committee of the Midland Badminton Group, is a former President of Badminton Scotland and served as BADMINTONscotland​’s Company Secretary for 26 years.

Ian has also been a key part of major badminton events, including last month’s hugely successful BWF Badminton World Championships in Glasgow.

His achievements have not gone unnoticed and earlier this year, Ian was awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

In light of all of that, the Perth & District Badminton Association was delighted to appoint Ian as its Honorary President, maintaining their longstanding links.

Ian was presented with a gift from the Association by new President Ross Paterson.

Child Protection Workshops

Please see the following info from the Sports Development Team:-

We have had several requests to hold additional Child Protection workshops for clubs in P&K.

We have taken the request on board and the dates for the next additional courses are as follows:

Safeguarding and Protecting Children
Thursday 18th May, 6:30pm – 9:30pm at North Inch Community Campus

Children First In Safe Hands
Thursday 25th May, 6:30pm – 9:30pm at North Inch Community Campus

If you wish to book on either of the above courses please complete the application form and email it to training@liveactive.co.uk If you have any queries please contact Head Office on 01738 454625
SCUK Courses Application

A reminder to all PACES Accredited clubs that your club is allocated 3 Free Places Per Calendar Year.

Please note our courses section on the website for alternative dates or courses:
Live Active Courses

New Junior Badminton Club

Glenearn Badminton Club is launching a new badminton club in Perth for 13 to 17 years olds. The new club will meet on Mondays, during school term, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at Perth College UHI. They hope to begin this month.

Please contact them at info@glenearnbadminton.co.uk for an application form to join the new club.

More information is available on their website at www.glenearnjuniors.co.uk and they also have a new Facebook page – Glenearn Junior Badminton Club

New Venue for local clubs Glenearn & Taybank

This Monday (9 January) will be the last club night at Glenearn Community Campus for Glenearn Badminton Club.  Although sad to be leaving a venue that has served them so well, as the club continues to grow, they are moving so they can increase the number of courts they have.

From Monday 16 January, the club will meet at the new Academy of Sport & Wellbeing at Perth College UHI from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.  Glenearn Badminton Club will take four courts and meet alongside Taybank Badminton Club, who will take two courts.

Glenearn’s new junior club will meet from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, prior to our adult club.

Note that pay and display parking charges apply at Perth College. 40p for up to four hours. Sorry but the Club unable to do anything about that!

Anyone who attends the Monday sessions at Glenearn Community Campus is welcome to come along to the sessions at Perth College. Anyone new who would like to join the sessions should contact the club at info@glenearnbadminton.co.uk – please do not turn up without contacting them in advance. That is to ensure player numbers are manageable.

Academy of Sport & Wellbeing, Perth College UHI