Central Smash In2 Badminton Festival

The fourth Central Smash In2 Badminton Festival was held on Sunday 2nd June at Grangemouth Sports Complex. The festival was to encourage more junior and adult players to play badminton in the Central area and this time the event added both social and competitive junior events.

The junior event had an hour coaching with local top coaches Andy Cooke, Craig Young and Rita Yuan Gao before the doubles tournament. The Social and Competitive event took the format of a doubles challenge for all players over the age of 14.

In total 85 players registered for and took the part – 35 children in the junior section, 25 players in the social section and 25 players in the competitive section.

Many of the players commented that they would like to play in future events and would recommend the event to other players in their clubs.


Junior Section Winner: Fraser Banks (Doune)
Social Section Winner: Alistair King (Perth)
Competitive Winner: Angus Meldrum (Ayr)

Many thanks for the support to Falkirk Community Trust for providing the Sports Hall and special thanks to the local coaches Andy Cooke and Craig Young who provided some top quality coaching feedback to all the junior players.

Many thanks to all volunteers’ parents for helping out with the junior event and to Badminton Scotland for providing prizes for the juniors and the winners of the social event and the competitive event.

Many thanks also to all the volunteers from the Central Badminton Association (CBA).

If you are interested in becoming involved with the CBA please contact centralbadders@gmail.com