Over the past three years the development of strong junior and intermediate sections has been a
priority for Melton OGs Badminton Club building on its historic traditions of developing the sport across the Melton area.
In addition to having strong attendances at the junior and intermediate sessions held at Long Field
Academy on a Monday night the Club has been taking the sport into local schools. In the run up to Christmas over 200 students attended a series of coaching sessions held at Somerby, Swallowdale, Ab
Kettleby, Scalford and Long Field schools and the New Year will see further sessions take place across the Melton area. Any students seeking to develop their skills further can then feed into the
junior and intermediate coaching at OGs club nights.
Commenting on this rapidly developing area for the Club, OGs Chairman Steve Mitchell said “ We are
fortunate in having three qualified coaches, Linda Hallam, Trevor Sanders and Mike Bennet, who are prepared to devote countless hours to ensure the next generation of badminton players are well
coached in every aspect of the game. As well as teaching them the core skills of the game we are keen to see their leadership qualities develop where appropriate.
We have received tremendous backing from both Badminton England and Leicester-shire and Rutland Sport
who recognise that with children now having a wide choice of activity available to them badminton has to compete for their attention. Likewise Clare Marlow, School Sports Development Manager for
Melton schools has been instrumental in helping us develop a good working relationship with local schools.
We are now in the fortunate position of being able to offer local students a seamless transition from
junior level through to adult badminton at our Long Field base where both the coaching and playing conditions are of a very high standard.”
Any parents or children seeking further details of the coaching available at Old Grammarians should in
the first instance visit the Club website on www.meltonogbc.co.uk
Interested in learning to play badminton? Why not come to Melton Old
Badminton Club (OGs) COACHING NIGHTS at LONG FIELD ACADEMY in
Melton. We are the oldest established club in the Melton area and whether you are a
beginner or have played badminton in the past you will receive both a warm welcome and expert coaching at OGs.
Date to be confirmed
Date to be confirmed
Full 8 sessions if prepaid will be £20 , otherwise £3 per night.
Longfield Academy Sports Hall, Ambleside Way, Melton Mowbray
These sessions will again be run by our Badminton England qualified coaches Linda Hallam and Trevor Sanders
If any of the sessions are cancelled due to school exams in the sports hall we will let you know
Looking forward to seeing you all,
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU TO OUR CLUB
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