At Newtown Motors, we’re big believers in contributing to our local community. As such, we’re proud to be supporting the next generation of badminton players in Wales.
We’ve been long term supporters of Newport Junior Badminton Club, initially sponsoring some of the largest tournaments in Wales which helped to raise valuable funds to start the club. In the 18 months since the club was founded, there's been rapid growth. There are now over 20 children who regularly attend training whilst over 100 children have tried their hand at the sport thanks to the club.
Due to this strong growth and demand, the club is proud to be launching its first junior team, with sponsored t-shirts from none other than ourselves! The club will be debuting their new shirts during their first friendly match against one of South Wales' strongest junior teams, Penarth Juniors, in just a few weeks. Club chairman, Mark Thomas, commented, "The children have been so excited to receive their team shirts ready for our first match. We are very grateful to Newtown Motors for their support, without which none of this would have been possible."
Over the summer, the squad will be training in preparation for the new season, ready to enter tournaments and junior leagues. Newport Badminton already has four players in the Gwent Squad and they are currently aiming to get a player into the Welsh squad. Our Nissan Sales Manager, Neil Williams, commented, "We are delighted to be part of the growth of badminton participation in Wales, and now helping the team to become part of the performance pathway in Wales."