Prizes for New Deer badminton players

The winning New Deer badminton players
The winning New Deer badminton players

The badminton season at New Deer finished recently, and trophies were awarded to the junior members.

A strong volume of participants meant that the players were divided, according to level of skill and experience, into two leagues.

The outright winner of the A league was Ewan Bloomfield, closely followed by Brandon Anderson. First in the B league was Ross Chalmers, with Bryce Cassie in second place.

Sessions will resume once again in the Public Hall on Mondays, immediately after the October holidays,from 7-8pm, and cost £1.50.

Pupils from P5 to S2 are invited to attend. A spokesperson said: “At the moment the group is dominated by boys, and it would be great if more girls could come along.”

Seniors re-start on the same day, and it is hoped that sessions will run at the usual time of 8-10pm. The cost for this is £3 per evening.

The spokesperson pointed out that for the seniors, the price andthe time is currently under review, saying: “The number of adult players has been slowly dwindling, which is very worrying.

“We are encouraged by the number of enthusiastic younger players coming through, but we need the over-fourteens to come and join us.”

She pointed out that all ages and abilities will be made most welcome. Anyone interested in finding out more can phone Susan Fowlie on 01771 644251 or Ian Bruce on 01771 644705.