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West Norfolk Junior Badminton endure tough start to new season

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As with many other clubs, West Norfolk Junior Badminton has had a difficult start to the new season.

Unable to use its regular base of KES Academy, the development squad was able to secure courts at Alive Lynnsport from October, to enable some players to return.

Due to Covid-19 regulations, the squad has had to reduce numbers per session.

West Norfolk juniors group 1 (42962052)
West Norfolk juniors group 1 (42962052)

However, several members have been able to play at clubs like YMCA Juniors or West Norfolk Academy run by WNJB committee members and coaches Janis Baker and Ben Watts respectively.

Level two coach, Ben Watts has taken over as head coach and is assisted by Level one coach and top county player, Jess Bateman.

The groups are based on age and ability, and training includes technical skills, fitness work and match practices. Players are invited by junior coaches to attend the development squad training.

As players progress, coaches from the squad and clubs recommend them to the Norfolk Junior County Association assessments.

Squad manager Roger Cetti and Coach Norma Bowen will assist at training sessions to ensure all Badminton England and Lynnsport Covid safety rules are met. The club is grateful to Russen and Turner, property experts, for their continued support.

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