Friday 15th December 2017

South East Serves Up Badminton Ladder Launch

Stirling climbed three places after beating QMU in a hard-fought South East Badminton Ladder opening fixture. The University of Stirling are now in 2nd place, moving above 3rd place Queen Margaret University.

Stirling climbed three places after beating QMU in a hard-fought South East Badminton Ladder opening fixture. The University of Stirling are now in 2nd place, moving above 3rd place Queen Margaret University. Stirling dominated in the Men’s Singles, Doubles, and Mixed legs of the fixture, however QMU’s women put in strong performances winning in both the Women’s Singles and Doubles matches. The fixture ended with an 8 – 4 victory to away team, Stirling, at Musselburgh last week.

Regional Ladders are a new competition format launched by SSS in September this year with the aim of providing effective competitive opportunities which prioritise increasing student participation in sport. Each region was consulted on which sports would benefit from additional activity for development teams, with the South East opting for Badminton, Basketball, Women’s Hockey, and most recently Netball. Click HERE for further information on the SSS Regional Ladder format and to take a look at current South East Ladder standings.

We caught up with Laura Stansfield, Development Squad Captain at University of Stirling Badminton Club, to hear her thoughts on the South East Badminton Ladder.

“The idea of the ladders is great and I can definitely see the benefit it has on my team. They really enjoyed [the match] and it was definitely worthwhile.”

Cameron Giblin, Queen Margaret University Badminton Club President added his thoughts on the fixture.

“Our players really enjoyed the competitive aspect as well the relaxed atmosphere that was helped by Stirling’s approach to the game.

[The Ladder match] was really good and actually close right up until the mixed doubles. The game was really friendly and I’m sure everyone enjoyed playing.”

 

The next South East Badminton Ladder fixture saw West Lothian College take on Edinburgh College on Wednesday 13th December. An impressive squad of West Lothian College students met some tough but friendly competition, with the match ending in a victory to Edinburgh College who secured their position at the top of the table.

Stay tuned for plenty more action in 2018!

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