As part of the Olympic and Paralympic legacy, the Join In campaign along with David Moorcroft travelled across the whole of the UK to visit clubs and events to celebrate the success of the 2012 London Games and to honour some of Sports unsung heroes. One of their last stops was Musselburgh Sports Centre on Tuesday 3rd September 2013 to visit Lothian Disability Badminton Club.
David presented an award on the night to Christine Black, for her continued work in the development of Disability Badminton and another award went to Ross Foley for his commitment and attitude to the club and for setting such a great example to all.
The 4 Nations Para-Badminton series includes events in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
At each event, all the sports classes recognised by BWF are included as well as a category for those players with a Learning Disability. Entries of around 100 players are recieved at the majority of events and now with the sport gaining Paralympic status, there is a steady stream of new players entering the events.
ParaBadminton is fun and exicting to be a part of, all involved really enjoy every minute. Having achieved Paralympic statuts, the sport is developing more and more. We hope to see new players taking up badminton, having fun and loving it too. Coaching at its finest, with 2 ParaBadminton players integrating with Scottish National Junior Players.