Source: Loughborough Lightning

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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Source: Badminton England

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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Source: Alan Spink

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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Source: GB Badminton

Inaugural GB Para-Badminton squad unveiled

GB Badminton is delighted to today announce the nation’s first ever GB Para-Badminton squad as attentions turn to Para-Badminton’s debut as an official Paralympic sport in Tokyo 2020. The GB Para-Badminton squad features nine players representing four classifications, which is likely to be where players representing ParalympicsGB in Tokyo are selected from. After finishing second

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Rio 2016: Team GB – Badminton Round Up

Rajiv Ouseph booked his place in the knockout stages of the men’s singles competition at Rio 2016 with a confident victory over Japan’s Sho Sakaki yesterday (Sunday). The 29-year-old eight-time national champion from Hounslow advanced with a 21-15, 21-9 win over world number 25 Sakaki, avenging his quarter-final defeat at the 2015 Yonex All England

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Rio 2016: Doubles delight for GB

GB’s mixed doubles pair Chris and Gabby Adcock and men’s doubles duo Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis recorded thrilling three-set victories over seeded pairs on the second day of the badminton competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games yesterday (Friday). The Adcocks defeated fourth seeds and London 2012 bronze medallists Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna

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Badminton Stars off to a flying start in Rio

Rajiv Ouseph and Kirsty Gilmour (pictured above) got GB’s Rio 2016 campaign off to a good start after recording victories in their opening singles group matches on Thursday (11 August). Ouseph, making his second Olympics appearance, beat Petr Koukal of Czech Republic 21-14, 21-18, to secure Team GB’s first badminton win. The 29-year-old dominated proceedings to

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