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Club news and updates. Thanks to Ian for providing the timeline of events.

Support Ian’s Marathon

19th January 2018

On Sunday 22nd April 2018 Ian will be running the Virgin London Marathon to raise money for the National Deaf Children’s Society.

About The National Deaf Children’s Society


The National Deaf Children’s Society is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.

The National Deaf Children’s Society was founded in London on 15 December 1944 by a handful of parents of deaf children concerned about the impact of the 1944 Education Act on their schooling.

Their visions and values reflect the fact that they remain essentially a parents’ organisation, dedicated to the needs of all deaf children, their families and carers. They provide a seamless service supporting families with deaf children from birth to 25.

Things you should know

  • There are over 45,000 deaf children living in the UK.
  • 90% of deaf children are born to hearing parents with little or no experience of deafness or knowledge of how to communicate with a deaf person.
  • Four babies are born deaf every day.
  • 40% of deaf children have additional needs.
  • 57% of deaf children failed to achieve 5 GCSEs (including English and Maths) at grades A* to C in 2013, compared to 30% of other children.
  • Without the right support, deaf children and young people are vulnerable to isolation, abuse, bullying, poor self-esteem and low levels of achievement.
  • Research suggests that more than 77% of school-aged deaf children in the UK attend mainstream schools where is no specialist provision and in which they may be the only deaf child enrolled.
  • Deafness is not a learning disability. There is no reason why the majority of deaf children should achieve any less than hearing children.
  • Deaf children need to be able to communicate effectively, access information and influence the world around them by any appropriate method whether through sign language, oral communication or a combination of approaches.

Visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com to donate

Thank you for your support,

Ian

Xmas Tourney Winners

22nd December 2017

Congratulations to Lee and Craig on winning the Xmas club tournament. Commiserations to runners-up, Mads and Tim. Thanks to everyone who turned up to play.

New blood

5th October 2017

While we may have lost a few good players over the summer, we’ve also gained some new blood.
Welcome to Chris ‘Crispy’ Perera, Matthew Daer, Dave Wheeler and Yiu Jun Cheung (AKA Alex). May your strings never snap.

Club news 2017

20th September 2017

  • Jan 2017
    Ladies A & Mixed A pull out of respective Div 1 sections due to player shortages
  • March 2017
    In Cardiff League, Men’s D finish second in division, Men’s B & C both finish 4th in their divisions, Ladies B finish 3rd. Men’s A relegated.
  • April 2017
    Swansea Men’s A secure status in Division 1, Swansea Men’s B secure promotion to Div 1
  • May 2017
    Swansea Men’s B win title for Division 2 unbeaten.
  • May 2017
    Ian steps down from leadership roles of Club. New Committee appointed: Byron (Chair), Pei (Sec), Christina (Treasurer), Craig (Fix Sec, Alan (Club Captain). Team of Year Swansea Mens B, Captain of Year Mads Bak, Player of Year Liam Mo, Terry Clifford Award Steve Manley.
  • July 2017
    Ladder matches start. Dave Buick (founder member) leaves Club to rejoin Vale.
  • August 2017
    Mixed and Ladies sections of the Club have been withdrawn from Cardiff due to lack of numbers. Conclusion of ladder matches.
  • September 2017
    Teams picked for Swansea and Cardiff. First match of Swansea Div 1 , A v B (a’s winning 8-1), first defeat for Swansea B since formation. Ian (founder member of Club) announces retirement from league badminton at end of season.

Summer Ladder

11th September 2017

Ladder results below. Was the ladder a success? Maybe. Maybe not. I think we’d do it differently if we do it again. B

Craig / Byron
Doc / Jamie
Matt / Nog
Mads / A N Other
Steve / Mo
Tim / Dave Morgan
Chris P / Matthew
Alan / Gregg
Tom / Lee
Vaz / James
Liam / Dave Lewis
Ian / Eddie
Simon / Howard
Dave Jones / Russell
Pei / Sam
Gareth / Kevin

Fees are now due

31st August 2017

Adults: £175 annually. £55 Quarterly.
(Includes £12 Badminton Wales Affiliation fee + all match fees).

Juniors: £85 annually. £25 Quarterly.
(Includes £6 Badminton Wales Affiliation fee + all match fees).

Note: Some members are still owing their last quarter (June/July/August).

Phoenix Awards 2017

20th May 2017

Congratulations to our members honoured at the 2017 AGM.

  • Liam Mo – Player of the year.
  • Mads Bak – Captain of the year.
  • Swansea B – Team of the year.
  • Steve Manley – Awarded the Terry Clifford Memorial Trophy for being possibly the most kind hearted person at the club.

Club News 2016

5th December 2016

  • Jan 2016
    Mixed B & C teams both win in GW Cup to set up all Phoenix Semi Final
  • Feb 2016
    Welsh Vets: Chris Rees 3 titles, Lindsay Richards 3 titles, Len Field 2 titles
  • Feb 2016
    Swansea Men’s A win promotion to Div 1 with 2 games left to play
  • March 2016
    Cardiff Mixed C relegated by conceding 2 matches
  • March 2016
    Cardiff Men’s A secure promotion to Div 1, Cardiff Ladies Div 1 preserve their status in Division 1,
  • April 2016
    Cardiff Mixed A secure promotion to Division 1, Cardiff Ladies B secure promotion to Division 2, Swansea Men’s B secure promotion to Division 2. Cardiff Men’s A & Swansea Men’s A finish respective seasons undefeated. Mixed B defeat Mixed C 7/2 in GW Cup Semi Final. Ladies B win Div 3 title.
  • May 2016
    Cardiff Mixed B secure title in Div 3, also lose in Final of GW Cup 5/4 to Ystrad A. Men’s C stay up in Division 4 by 4 pts. Men’s D finish 3rd in Division 5. Entered additional development team in Swansea for 16-17 season.
  • June 2016
    Team of Year (Cardiff Men’s A); Captain of Year (Pei); Player of Year (Caitlin Rees/Dave Cooper).
  • July 2016
    Club Tournament Winners Craig Roberts/Steve Manley beating Richard Burgum and Mat Obaid in final. Team Tourney winners: Mads/Mat/Dave C/Jamie/Howard/Pei/Christina/Liam
  • Dec 2016
    Club Tournament winners Alan Rodgers/Dave Morgan beating Craig Roberts/Vas in final
  • April 2016
    Swansea B team gain promotion to Div 1, A team consolidate status in first division. Cardiff Men’s A, Ladies A and Mixed A all relegated from Division 1. Men’s B and C teams both finish 4th, mens D team finish 2nd. Ladies B finish in top three, Mixed B finish 6th. Men’s C Swansea finish in top three.
  • May 2016
    Swansea B win title undefeated in league.
  • Sept 2016
    New team Swansea C entered Swansea league for development of players.
  • Dec 2016
    Club Tourney won by Alan Rodgers & Dave Morgan beating Vas & Craig in final.
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