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Chris and Gabby Adcock make perfect start in Dubai

Chris and Gabby Adcock made the perfect start to their BWF World Superseries Finals title defence with a comfortable victory over Japan’s world number 13 pair Kenta Kazuno and Ayane Kurihara. Showing all their world-class quality, the Adcocks took just 34 minutes to dispatch their Japanese rivals 21-15, 21-9 in their opening round fixture in Dubai.

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Lightning suffer shock defeat to Suffolk Saxons

Loughborough Lightning suffered a shock defeat at the hands of National Badminton League newbies Suffolk Saxons, who produced the mother of all comebacks to beat last season’s finalists 3-2. Almost down and out in both the fourth and fifth events of the night, the east coast outfit showed tremendous resilience to overhaul the Loughborough University

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centre:mk to host AJ Bell National Badminton League Final

centre:mk will host the AJ Bell National Badminton League Final – The Ultimate Smashdown – in February. The game-changing AJ Bell National Badminton League (NBL) will return to the scene of its first ever fixture after centre:mk in Milton Keynes was confirmed as the host venue for the season ending final – The Ultimate Smashdown –

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High Wycombe to stage Nationals

Badminton England has  announced that the 2017 English National Badminton Championships will be staged at Wycombe Leisure Centre in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire between 1-3 September. The Nationals, which have been held annually since 1964, will head to High Wycombe for the first time in its history, offering sports fans and families the chance to experience

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Heather Olver announces retirement

University of Bath graduate Heather Olver has announced her retirement from badminton after an excellent career which saw her win three Commonwealth Games medals and represent Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Olver studied Coach Education & Sports Development from 2004 to 2007, with her time at the University being bookended by two

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Lightning victorious on opening night of National League

Playing under their new name, Loughborough Lightning badminton franchise scored a decisive opening night victory in the AJ Bell National Badminton League, away at Surrey Smashers. After finishing runners-up for the second season in a row, Lightning who were formerly known as Loughborough Sport, travelled south to take on a strong Surrey Smasher side. After

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New AJ Bell NBL sides will help badminton profile

Birmingham Lions’ star Fontaine Chapman believes welcoming new sides into the AJ Bell National Badminton League comes at a pivotal time for badminton as season 3 of the UK’s first professional team league looks to further boost the sport’s profile after a brilliant bronze medal win in Rio. England’s top ranked singles player Chapman flourished

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AJ Bell extend title sponsorship of National Badminton League

Leading investment platform and stockbroker services provider AJ Bell have extended their title sponsorship of the National Badminton League (NBL) for a further two years as the UK’s first ever professional badminton league expands for Season 3. The renewed title sponsorship will see AJ Bell have a strong presence, including on and off court branding,

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