Congratulations to Polam Hall School, who competed in the National Schools Championships Finals weekend at Centre Parcs Nottingham over the weekend of May 9th and 10th. Following their first season competing in the D&DBL Ladies division Polam took 8 girls to compete in both Key Stage 3 and 4 events. In KS4 Polam faced Camborne (Cornwall), King Edward VII (Yorkshire) & eventual winners Upton-by-Chester (Cheshire). On Sunday the KS3 team played West Kirby Grammar School (Liverpool), Bournemouth School for Girls, Ecclesbourne School (Derby) & Hymers College (Hull). Overall Polam finished 8th and 9th, a tremendous achievement considering over 1500 schools enter the competition. Their teacher Mr Wilkinson says the competition was "an excellent learning experience" and the girls "should take much confidence int he fact they were able to compete" before adding that they are "looking forward to next year hopefully improving even further and make it to the National Finals again!"
The Final league tables are now published, the final results are on the Latest Results page. Congratulations to Richmond who have won Mixed A & B, Mens A and Ladies and tied top in Mens B with Hummersknott A.
All Clubs should have received details of this seasons Presentation Evening. This year the event will be a Race Night, further details can be found on the Events & Activities page. Hopefully all clubs will attend and enjoy the evening.
The Darlington & District Badminton League was founded around 1950 and currently has 38 teams representing 14 Affiliated Clubs spanning an area from Wensleydale to Durham.
We are always looking for new players and teams to join the league.
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