Raw Success at recent Inter PC in Manchester

WMPC sees RAW Success with a Silver.

The PC entered two teams into the Inter PC in Manchester. For the last few years the WMPC have entered several teams into the event held over two days for the various Badminton England levels in each Performance centre. The levels being Raw, developing and Emerging.

This year was no exception. The PC sent two teams in this category. Team 1  Dan, Zafer, Rahman, Joe and Sana.Team 2 Abdur, Arush, Vaibhav, Rhea and Reva.

Format was 5 games per match, each game going to 21 plus setting, with the game order being Singles, Doubles, Singles, Doubles,Doubles. Each match would produce a winning team. All of the teams were split into groups. Team 1 in a group of three and Team 2 in a group of 4. Depending on the position achieved in the first round groups, this dictated the on which group each team went through to in the next round and consequently which position each team played for.

Team 1 first round was in a group of three teams, of three groups.. Team 2 was a similar format three groups but consisted of 4 teams..

Let pay begin. Not know what the strength of the opposition it was hard to pick the right team for each match. But saying that the idea was not necessary to win each match.(although it would have been nice), the idea is to give each player match experience. So teams picked giving each player at least one singles game.

Team 2 had some really tough opposition, the first round saw some close game wins 22-20, 21-19 and some close losses, 19-21,21-23, 21-23. They all fought for every point and concentration was key. A couple of the players I have not seen for a few months and was really impressed on their improvement. It was great to see. They got through to the second round to play for positions 4-7. Sadly the opposition were strong so we got 6th place. They did really well.

Team 1 again had some tough opposition, but managed to finish the first round as top of the group.So the second round saw them playing for one of the medal positions so RAW success was almost guaranteed. They had a sit off for the first round and watched Cumbria fall to a strong Potteries team. We played Cumbria next and bat them. So now playing for Gold or Silver the pressure was on, in what was effectively the final. The two singles games did not go as well as hoped, with heavier that expected defeats. They redeemed themselves in the first doubles. With two doubles left to play and the games score at 1-2 down we needed to win both to get gold. 17-21 saw the Potteries take the match 1-3 with the last game still to play. A close with 21-19 left Team 1 with a 2-3 defeat and Silver. Well done all on your RAW success. I hope you all enjoyed the experience.

 

Less than 1 week to go

Countdown – less than 1 week to go……… Limited places left!

1 weekLess than 1 week and it is here. In fact just a matter of days. The WMPC Summer Camp 2016 starts August 8th. Full details were released back in June for badminton enthusiasts who want to maintain their badminton over the summer.
West Midlands Performance Centre hosts their annual four week programme for badminton players. This year guest coaches include Tracy Dineen former England International player along with Fontaine Chapman current England International Player. Their sessions should not be missed. NOT booked yet then click HERE. Four weeks crammed full of badminton coaching to help you improve your game. Sessions include footwork to music, ‘S and C’ (strength and conditioning) and nutritional information for the die hard players. Loads of routines, techniques, skills, tactics and games (singles and doubles) for all.

 

Countdown continues less than 1 week to go so BOOK NOW HERE. Even though the Summer Camp starts Monday 8th you can still book on IF there are places left.

Less than 2 weeks to go……!

Countdown – less than 2 weeks to go……… Limited places left!

Less than 2 weeks before the Summer Camp 2016 starts. Information was released in June about the summer camp for badminton enthusiasts who want to continue their badminton this summer.2 weeks
West Midlands Performance Centre hosts their annual four week programme for badminton players. This year guest coaches include Tracy Dineen and Fontaine Chapman. There sessions are not to be missed so book your places HERE. The four week  programme is looking crammed full of badminton ‘hints and tip’ to help you improve your game. With footwork to music, ‘S and C’ (strength and conditioning) and nutritional information for the more serious players. Plenty of routines, techniques, skills, tactics and games both singles and doubles for all.

Summer 2016 - youtubeSome of last years players made the following comments about the camp.
Andy Wainwright (Emerging sessions four days a week). Joe and Keerti (Potential-Raw sessions two days a week). The event is hosted at the University of Birmingham, Munrow Sports Centre.
ForzaWM are sponsoring the FREE shirts this year. Part of the new 2016-2017 range of products. Deadline for FREE shirts – Friday 29th July 2016

Countdown continues less than 2 weeks to go, complete the booking form HERE.

3 weeks to go……..!

The WMPC Countdown – 3 weeks to go……… Have you booked your place?

3 weeks remaining before the WMPC Summer Camp 2016 starts. Details were in June 3 weeksabout the summer camp for all badminton enthusiasts who want to improve there badminton this summer.
West Midlands Performance Centre are hosting their annual four week programme for badminton players. This year the WMPC have invited a guest coaches varying the sessions delivery some.
All details including days, dates and times can be found HERE. The four week  programme is looking crammed full of badminton ‘stuff’ to help you improve your game. With footwork to music, ‘S and C’ (strength and conditioning) and nutritional information for the die-hard players. Of course there are badminton routines, techniques, skills, tactics and games both singles and doubles for all.

Summer 2016 - youtubeComments were made by players who attended last years camp. This is what they said.
Andy Wainwright (Emerging sessions four days a week). Joe and Keerti (Potential-Raw sessions two days a week). The event is hosted at the University of Birmingham, Munrow Sports Centre.
Bookings confirmed before the deadline – Friday 29th July 2016 – entitle the players to a Forsa shirt from the new 2016-2017 range of products. Free shirt supplied and printed by ForzaWM.

Countdown has started with only 3 weeks to go to the summer camp, so complete the booking form HERE.

4 – 3 – 2 – 1 Countdown

The WMPC Countdown to the Summer Camp 2016.

countdown - summer 2016

Places are limited so BOOK NOW

Countdown of 4 weeks until the WMPC Summer Camp 2016 has started. Details were released last month about the badminton camp for all badminton enthusiasts who want to improve there badminton this summer. West Midlands Performance Centre hosts a four week programme for badminton players. Details of dates and times can be found HERE. All in all, the four week programme is looking crammed full of badminton stuff to help you improve your game. Such as With footwork to music, strength and conditioning and nutritional information for the die-hard players. Then of course badminton techniques, skills, tactics, routines and games both singles and doubles games for all. WMPC have invited a few guest coaches to vary the sessions a bit.

Summer 2016 - youtubeCheck out comments from players who attended last year.
Andy Wainwright – Emerging Session four days a week,
Joe and Keerti – Potential (Raw) Sessions – two days a week.

Countdown has started so complete the booking form available HERE for the summer camp. Hosted at the University of Birmingham, Munrow Sports Centre.
Bookings confirmed before the deadline – Friday 27th July 2016 – entitle the players to a Forsa shirt from the new 2016-2017 range of products. Free shirt supplied and printed by ForzaWM.

Summer 2016 – Badminton Camp

The WMPC proudly present their Badminton Camp for the Summer 2016.

Summer 2016Long awaited details have now been released for the Summer 2016 Badminton Camp. There are sessions for all badminton enthusiastics who want to improve there badminton over the Summer 2016. August sees a four week programme for badminton players. Details of dates and times can be found HERE. With footwork to music, strength and conditioning and nutritional information for the die-hard players. Then of course badminton techniques, skills, tactics, routines and games both singles and doubles games for all. WMPC have invited a few guest coaches to vary the sessions a bit.

All in all, the four week programme is looking crammed full of badminton stuff to help you improve your game.

Summer 2016 - youtubeHere are a few comments from last years participants.
Andy Wainwright – Emgerging Session four days a week,
Joe and Keerti – Potential (Raw) Sessions – two days a week.

 

Booking form are available on line HERE for the Summer 2016 Badminton camp, hosted at the University of Birmingham, Monrow Sports Centre. Four week programme in August.
Bookings confirmed before the deadline – Friday 27th July 2016 – entitle the players to ab Forsa shirt from the new 2016-2017 range of products. Free shirt supplied and printed by ForzaWM.

Pink shuttles, powerplay = NBL

Q. Where n when can you find Pink shuttles?

A. Birmingham, NBL Finals Day 8th May 2016.

With cheerleaders, pink shuttles, Powerplays, quickfire scoring, and tie-breaks, the AJ Bell NBL is all about badminton as a great value entertainment.
So, join fans who love the drama to watch top class players like Team GB stars Chris Adcock and Rajiv Ouseph, who want to get you on the edge of your seat!
Finals Day sees the league’s top 4 teams featuring top England stars and European talent go head to head in an all day shoot-out to be crowned league champions.
Loughborough Sport, Birmingham Lions, University of Nottingham Badminton and reigning champions Team Derby head to the Barclaycard Arena with hopes of winning badminton’s newest piece of silverware…but who will be last team standing at the Ultimate Smashdown? 

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Birmingham Lions are through to the NBL Finals on Sunday 8th May 2016. The finals are held here in Birmingham at the Barclay Card Arena,  Tickets are available HERE. Dont miss out on some exciting badminton action. Support your local team in your favourite sport.
Birmingham Lions have been indebted to Fontaine Chapman and Toby Penty this season, with the franchise’s men’s and women’s singles both securing a 4-1 win-loss event record.  However, the doubles pairings haven’t fared as well, as all three pairings finished the season with a losing ratio. In front of a home crowd and with the likes of Heather Olver and Sarah Walker expected to line up, they will hope to come to the party.
Season 2 of the AJ Bell National Badminton League (NBL) reaches a thrilling finale at the Barclaycard Arena on Sunday May 8. With the new Power9 scoring expect quickfire action, PowerPlays, timeouts and sudden death tie-breaks as the league’s top four teams go head to head to be crowned champions.
There’s two Play-Offs and a Championship Final to enjoy so it really is the Ultimate Smashdown. Who will be last team standing? Purchase your All Day ticket for easy access to 10 hours of top class, live action and great value entertainment.

Massive Congratulations

Congratulations to PC players at the Nationals…………..!

Players from the West Midlands Performance Centre receive congratulations as they step up to collect their medals from Nathan Robertson. This weeks Under 15 England Nationals Championships 2016 at Redbridge Leisure Centre saw players from the PC collect silver and gold medals. Well done. Check out the full results HERE.

Kiara Henry (WMPC player) and Abbygael Harris win silver medals in the level doubles. (Photos supplied by Kiara’s dad).

Asmita Chaudari (WMPC player) and her level doubles partner Hope Warner win the gold. (Photos upplied by Asmita’s mom).

Asmita Chaudari (WMPC player) and her mixed doubles partner Harry Huang win the gold. (Photos upplied by Asmita’s mom).

National Medals

Kiara and Abbygael

 

National Medals

Asmita and Hope

National Medals

Asmita and Harry

Performance Centre win 19 Medals

Medals keep coming to the Performance Centre. This season has seen a grand total (that we know to) to date, of 19 medals.  It is fantastic when you think that some of the players are playing in some tournaments that are the age group above them and they still come back with a medal. Now to ‘name and shame’ thoses medal winners read on.
Medals wonJoe Ball
– Leicestershire U15 Bronze – Bronze medal in Boys Doubles
Elizabeth Hambling
– Leicestershire U15 Silver – Silver medal in Girls Doubles
– Worcestershire U17 Bronze – Silver medal in Girls Singles
– Warwickshire U17 Bronze – Silver medal in Girls Singles, Bronze in Girls Doubles
– WMPC U15 Bronze – Silver in Girls Doubles
Victoria Liang 
– Worcestershire U17 Bronze – Gold medal in Girls Singles
– Warwickshire U17 Bronze – Gold medal in Girls Singles, Silver in Girls Doubles
Selina Liang – Warwickshire U17 Bronze – Bronze medal in Girls doubles
Asmita Chaudhari – Warwickshire U17 Silver – Gold in Mixed, Silver in Singles
Kiara Henry – Leicestershire U15 Silver – Gold in Girls Doubles
Ryan Quek – Milton Keynes U19 Gold – Bronze medal in Boys Doubles and Mixed Doubles
Chris Maneffa
– WMPC U15 Bronze – Bronze in Boys Singles, Silver in Boys Doubles
– Herefordshire U15 Bronze – Bronze in Boys Singles
Matthew Bickerton – WMPC U15 Bronze – Silver in Boys Doubles
Apologies for any names missed off the above list. If you have won a medal and it is not on the list then please send me the details and I will make amends.
19 medals in total!   Absolutely amazing – well done to all the PC players. WE have still got the second half of the season to go, will there be more medals won?
Send details to Stephanie Cartwright-Randle stefcr@live.co.uk

Developing Team 2 – Manchester Inter PC

Did the Developing Team 1 and/or Team 2 follow in the Raw Teams footstep from yesterday?

As with the Raw yesterday we were hoping that this year the DEV groups would yield success for the WMPC. This year we entered two DEVELOPING teams on Sunday 12th July.

Team 1 – Amy Gravett, Kiara Henry, Selina Liang and Ed Groves.
Team 2 Sam White, Chris Maneffa, Joe Ball and Matt Bickerton.

Same Rules as yesterday players ranked in singles ability (see Raw Teams HERE) etc. The start was scheduled for the same time as Saturday, but with less teams, start of play was a little more laid back. Most of the players being a little older meant the early start was not so much of a shock to the system and players were keen to get on with it.
Team 1 with 4 in the group saw opponents Potteries, Cumbria 1 and Bolton. Match results saw 3-2, 1-4 and 0-5. Team 1 was first up whilst Team 2 spectated and supported big style. It was commented on my other teams how good the support and encouragement from the side line was.The first two games we’re hard fought. Evey point was worked hard for and won. They went in to the last game needing to win to stand a chance. However, one of the team members fell ill and was unable to play. With a team member down it was impossible. We changed the team round and other team members played knowing that their scores would not count but still they played and played well. Doing themselves proud. At the end of the match it was time to go home and they could travel home knowing they had played some great games.
Team 2, their draw saw Cheshire 2 (an all girls team), Bolton 1 and Merseyside. Match results 5-0, 5-0 and 3-2. First up Cheshire, the girls played well and pushed the lads hard. The lads kept their cool, stayed focused and although the girls battled for every point the strength of the boys prevailed for the win. Bolton saw some closer scores with one game going to 23-21, well done Sam and Matt. All on the last game as Merseyside had also won two matches. If we won this one it was though to the play offs. Everything to play for. Joe was up first and wow what a singles game. Two points one way, two points the other way, 20 all. Every point counts Joe was just pipped 23-25 a well played game from both sides long rallies, waiting for the right moment and the right shot to win the point. Chris and Sam up next they stayed focused to win 21-15. Matt up next for the second singles, a whippet springs to mind running from side to side to get each shot back. Worth every step to deservedly take the win at 21-19. Joe and Sam up next a good game but the opponents experience partnership shine through to win 15-21. This left the match at 2 games all. Everything was on the last end. Chris and Matt stepped on to court, everything to play for. The first half saw the lads 6-11 down, but a quick pep talk and they went out all guns blazing. Long rallies with Matt on the floor diving for the shuttle to get it back. What team work and determination fighting for every point to triumph with a fabulous 21-17 win. Team managers shock hands with the comment of ‘that match could have been the final’. Everything that you wanted to see.

Team 2 Deserved Broze

Team 2 Deserved Broze

So through to the play-offs, if nothing else we are guaranteed a Bronze, first up the lads meet Cumbria. Very close games put us 2-1 up. It was all on the doubles we just needed one game. Two very close games, losing both to 19 and 16. Overall 2-3 to Cumbria. Now to redeem ourselves taking on Manchester. Although after two games we were 0-2 down both games lost to 19. So not a lot in it really. I think the early start and long hard matches were starting to take its toll. Lost the next two games but Matt and Chris fought back in the last game to make it 1-4. So Bronze it was, well deserved I thought. Well done lads and thank you for making my job easy. So proud of all of the teams. Both of the Raw teams and both of the Developing teams. Heres to next year.