North Foreland Regional Badminton Association
Junior Player of the Year
2017 Winner Georgia Debling
The award this year has been given to Georgia Debling. She played a major role in organising the UV badminton demonstration – helping with planning, risk assessment, setting up and dismantling. As captain of our second U19 Inter-Regional team Georgia was a tremendous help to the other girls who were both playing in it for the first time against very strong opposition. (The UV reference relates to a session played in the dark with highlighted racquets and shuttles etc - exciting and hopefully to be repeated).
2016 Winner Rachel Napier
Rachel has been working with new and young players in the Thanet Area.
Rachel’s teacher commented “This season she has led her team to win the Kent
School Games U16 competition” “As the team captain she began taking on some
coaching, encouraging and motivating her players to follow the path she was
taking and improve both their game and their tactical understanding.” This
was done in free time on a voluntary basis.
2015 Winner George Hill.
George was awarded for his contribution to promoting
badminton at Manwood Club. George attended weekly to help the coaches by
demonstrating, helping with drills, playing in with newer players and in
particular, encouraging new older juniors. George successfully strengthened
the IR team and inspired others to follow him. George is known for his
patience and tactical skills.
2014 Winner Morrison Ayley.
Morrison won the award for promoting badminton in both his
school and local club. Morrison played in the senior and encouraged other
juniors to. In the junior club, regularly helping with demonstrations, he
put much effort into improving the technique and shot selection he had
learnt at County level to improve the skills of younger junior players.
Morrison is always ready to work with the players aiming to follow him to
2013 Winner Fern Jefferies
Fern worked hard to encourage more girls to play and then to
play hard. Fern used the skills she picked up at senior level to strengthen
their play and to get more playing in an assertive and confident manner.
Fern also worked to encourage the younger girls by helping with drills and
tactics at the junior club. Fern’s early involvement at senior level is a
positive spur to many other girls.
2012 Winner David Cooke
David worked within the junior club to encourage many
players to county training. David was keen to help with the coaching and
worked to demonstrate technique with new juniors of all ages. The juniors
were happy to watch and learn from him, especially when he was demonstrating
the harder shots, they also wanted to partner him and the braver ones wanted
to play against him whenever they could to improve their game.
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Last updated: 29 July 2018