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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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