Badminton club in Winchester celebrates success

Date: Thursday 25 August 2016

WEB - Hampshire Badminton Sponsorship

After receiving a generous £6,000 sponsorship donation from us last year, the Westgate Performance Centre and Hampshire County Badminton based in Winchester has gone from strength to strength!

The Westgate Performance Centre and Hampshire County Badminton, teaching badminton to children aged from six through to adults, have celebrated a number of successes in the last year.

 The Performance Centre has received a Tier 1 accreditation – one of only three performance centres in the county to have received the top accreditation – while the Hampshire County Senior Team 1 is also in play-offs in a bid to make a return to the Premiership.

 Ten-year-old player Michael Pang has also been invited to his first U13 England camp, joining U12 Sam Jones, who regularly attends the England Camps, and England Programme players U14 Annie Lado and U18 Max Flynn. All players train nearly every day of the week at Westgate Performance Centre.

 Kathryn Hurrell, Head Coach for Hampshire County Badminton Juniors, and Coaching Co-ordinator for Westgate Performance Centre, says: “We have had a very successful year with many outstanding achievements. The support we have received from Taylor Wimpey has contributed significantly to this, helping both the players and coaches, by providing new equipment and opportunities to help us to continue to improve and keep working towards our next goals.”

 Our sponsorship paid for brand new hooded tops and T-shirts adorned with the Taylor Wimpey logo, as well as an array of new equipment, including swiss balls, heavy rackets, therabands and skipping ropes.

 The money is also helping to pay for one of the coaches to attend the English National Series to support and coach performance centre players.

 Emma Jones, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey West London, says: “We are so pleased to hear that Westgate Performance Centre and Hampshire County Badminton have made fantastic progress with the help of our sponsorship deal – we’re really proud to be working with such a high-flying club!”

 Fiona Creed, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties, adds: “We’d like to say a big congratulations to all of the staff, coaches and players for their achievements over the past year – it is a true testament to their hard work and dedication.”

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