Cambridge Badminton scoops awards

The award-winning interclub team, Chris Patrick, Michael Burch, Ruslan Abd-Kadir, Pauletta Jones, Tina Skinner, Tracy Rowlandson, Margaret Shaw and Graeme Shaw.

The Cambridge Badminton Club has walked away with the major prize from the Waikato Badminton Association prize giving held Friday 10th November.

The team was awarded Badminton Club of the Year for 2017, beating 27 other clubs in the Waikato region.

The club – which is 100 percent volunteer-run – was awarded for their far reach across the community, from their open days, summer league and business house competitions where everyone is welcome, through to their free sessions and free coaching for all ages and abilities.

Also on the night, the club was awarded with the Volunteer of the Year Award, going to Marlene Thornton. Club Service Award went to Pearl Martin, who was also recently recognised at the Waipa Sports Awards with the Outstanding Service to Sport Award.

The Cambridge Badminton Club’s interclub team were also awarded with the Presidents Cup. The club has not had an interclub team for a number of years, and this year beat the existing winners who have won the cup five years running.

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