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Lothian Disability Badminton Club Host Riding of the Marches Festival

Lothian Disability Badminton Club Host Riding of the Marches Festival

A day of badminton took place at Musselburgh Sports Centre on Saturday 14th November in support of Musselburgh Riding of the Marches Year of Sport.

In the morning, over 40 participants enjoyed playing Badminton taster sessions including fun games with the Lothian Disability Badminton Club and East Lothian Badminton Club players and coaches.  Sessions were open to all players with or without a disability and their parents and helpers.  

The afternoon featured a more competitive atmosphere where teams of mixed ability/ disability participants battled it out in a closely fought and thrilling display of team badminton.  Lothian Disability Badminton Club and East Lothian Badminton Club were both exceptional in their support and contributions on the day.  The event featured Scottish National Team Players and National Coaches from as far afield as Ayrshire who came along to support the competition.  Despite this fierce competition it was Musselburgh duo, Fiona and Neil Cameron’s team ‘Smashers’ who emerged as eventual winners.

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Lothian Disability Badminton Club Making History!

Lothian Disability Badminton Club Making History!

Wednesday 21st October 2015 – Meadowbank Sports Centre

Lothian Disability Badminton Club (LDBC) smashed their way through history as they competed at the first Lothian League fixture of the season, creating a memorable night for all involved with the club. This is the first time LDBC have entered into the league, pioneering as the only disability badminton club to ever play in this mainstream competition.

The club players have never experienced a team event in a mainstream environment before now, therefore proving a big night for the boys but ultimately a fantastic showcase for the club and disability sport.

The 1st fixture saw LDBC v R(D)SVSVets, where team LDBC came out on top, winning convincingly 13 games to 5.   The chosen team for this match consisted of Bobby Laing, Colin Leslie, David Purdie, Adam Linton Main, Jamie Munro and Captain Alan Oliver – whose support and encouragement for the team was invaluable.

The league fixture saw our men’s team of 6 being divided into three pairings: Leslie with Purdie, Linton Main with Munroe and Oliver with Laing. Each pairing played 3 doubles matches on the night with two of pairings bringing home maximum points.

Massive congratulations to the team on the night and the club as a whole.  LDBC continue to break new ground across disability badminton & sport in the Lothian region and continue to introduce new dimensions to the club.

LDBC have 4 fixtures to play later on in the year and into 2016 – keep up the hard work guys and I’m sure the club will continue to grow in stature.

Emma Foley

Lothian Disability Badminton Club

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LDBC to hold Come and Try session on Saturday 14th March

LDBC to hold Come and Try session on Saturday 14th March

Lothian Disability Badminton Club (LDBC) are holding a ‘Come & Try Taster Morning’ on Saturday 14th November at Musselburgh Sports Centre and would like to welcome potential players of all ages and disabilities to come along and try the sport.

The club are celebrating the Riding of The Marches Festival in Musselburgh and are keen to invite new players along to get involved with Badminton.  This event will follow a similar format to the Lothian Schools Disability Badminton Festival, where the morning will be filled with fun skill based stations introducing players to the sport and the club.  The details of the session can be found below –

When: Saturday 14th November 2015 (10am – 12noon)

Where: Musselburgh Sports Centre, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 7AS.

Who: Players of all ages with a physical or learning disability.

For more information contact Emma Foley on: 07534 143274 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Lothian Schools Disability Badminton Festival

Lothian Schools Disability Badminton Festival

Once again, Meadowmill sports centre welcomed a number of young people from across the Lothian region for the annual Schools Disability Badminton Festival held on Wednesday 30th September.

The event provides school aged young people the opportunity to try badminton, introducing them to the sport in a fun and engaging way.  Around 40 young people enjoyed the half day event, which was again delivered by Lothian Disability Badminton Club (LDBC) coaches and volunteers, as the club continue to strongly support the events within the LDS calendar of events.  Players from the club, Ross Foley and Colin Leslie led various aspects of the session before providing the young participants with an excellent demonstration of Para Badminton as the two played a small match – displaying the skills they recently showcased at the World Para Badminton Championships in England, where they proudly represented Scotland.

Christine Black, East Lothian Badminton Development Officer, took the overall lead on the session as schools from Edinburgh (Kaimes, Pilrig Park and Towerbank PS) and West Lothian (Cedarbank) travelled to the region and enjoyed a fun packed morning of Badminton with some showing real potential as players for the future.

If you are interested in disability badminton, please contact (LDBC) Head Coach Lyndon Williams on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07846 275132.

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Lothian athletes selected for the Scottish Disability Sport Academy 2015

Lothian athletes selected for the Scottish Disability Sport Academy 2015

Congratulations to the Lothian athletes recently selected for the Scottish Disability Sport Athlete Academy for 2015 - highlighted below:

Archery               Nathan MacQueen (West Lothian)         

Badminton          Fiona Christie (Edinburgh)

Badminton          Colin Leslie (Midlothian)

Swimming           Stephen Clegg (Edinburgh)

W/c Basketball    Robyn Love (Edinburgh)                          

The Scottish Disability Sport Athlete Academy is a support structure for talented athletes who have the potential to progress onto World Class Performance Programmes (WCPP).  The academy offers financial support at an integral stage in an athlete's development and underpins the sportscotland institute of sport (SIS).

SDS has a strong working relationship with Scottish Governing Bodies of Sport (SGBs) and we invite nominations from them for our Academy.  Athletes are selected based on strict criteria relating to performance levels, attitude to training and commitment to their sport.  Each athlete must be eligible to compete for Scotland and have aspirations of reaching podium level for Great Britain. 

Gary Fraser, Scottish Disability Sport, commented: “It is an exciting time to be involved in performance disability sport, and the standard of athlete that has been selected for the SDS Athlete Academy indicates a promising future for Scottish para athletes competing on the international stage.  This year’s Academy is the largest to date and this growth can be attributed to the increased focus from SDS, and other SGB partners, in developing performance pathways.  The SDS Academy, as a support mechanism, comes in at the right time in an athlete’s journey, and provides a much needed sustenance en route to WCPP level.”

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Para-sport Stars - Club for young people with a physical disability.

Para-sport Stars - Club for young people with a physical disability.

Friday saw the first session of the Para-sport Stars programme at Forrester/St Augustine's Community Sports HUB, giving the young people in attendance the opportunity to try badminton and athletics.  The two hour session was led by local club coaches with extensive experience in disability sport, with the young people playing badminton for the first hour before breaking to resume with a second hour of athletics.

The Para-sport Stars programme is open to school aged young people with a physical disability, aiming to provide a taste in a range of sports before signposting them to clubs in sports they have particularly enjoyed.  The programme will also include sessions in wheelchair basketball, judo and fencing.

These session are completely free for young people and run from 2pm - 4pm every Friday until 19th June.  Although the programme is based in Edinburgh, we would certainly welcome young people from additional local authorities across the Lothian region.

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to register then please contact Edinburgh Leisure on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0131 458 2167.  

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ParaSport Stars - Sports session for young people with a physical disability

ParaSport Stars - Sports session for young people with a physical disability

ParaSports Stars - a sports club for athletes with a physical disability.

Lothian Disability Sport are working in partnership with Edinburgh Leisure, Edinburgh Active Schools and Scottish Disability Sport to offer an exciting opportunity for school aged young people with a physical disability from the Edinburgh and the Lothian region.

These sessions will begin on Friday 24th April at Forresters/St Augistine's Community Sports HUB, Edinburgh (2.00pm - 4.00pm) and run every Friday until the end of the school term - a 9 week programme.

During the 9 week programme, Athletics, Badminton, Wheelchair Basketball, Judo and Fencing will be delivered from a number of experienced coaches.

If you are interested in this opportunity and to book a place on this programme, please contact Edinburgh Leisure on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0131 458 2167.

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