DMU’s Badminton society has put together its first ever charity event in the form of a doubles tournament on Tuesday 14th March, 17:30 at the QEII Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre.

The society is raising money for the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS), who team up, form partnerships and help sport and disability organisations to help disabled people become more active and keep active. The run several programmes, including GOGA (Get Out Get Active) which supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together.

The tournament will have group stages and then proceed onto knockouts. The winning doubles duo will each get a gold card which means free entry to XY every Wednesday Injunction for the rest of the year. Second place win XY Injunction wristbands, and third place win gift vouchers for food and drink.

Rackets are provided for the players, and it costs £2 per person to enter. You do need to have a
doubles partner and a team name, and the maximum number of teams is 50 – so make sure you join in! You can join the Facebook event here “DMU Badminton Doubles Charity Tournament” or RSVP to, with your team name and you and your partners names.

Amanda, a member of the ladies badminton team and the health and safety officer of the society, said: “Make sure you wear full sports kit and understand the badminton rules. All abilities are welcome! The tournament is just for fun and it really is for a good cause. Though once you’re out of the competition, you don’t need to just leave as our coach is happy to teach you some of the key shots to help your future badminton performance and give some helpful advice.”

The badminton team will be umpiring and giving advice to players about the sport.

If you don’t want to play, you can go along and spectate; donations from spectators are appreciated.

There will also be a cake stand and a raffle, with strips priced at £1.

This is a charity event not to miss – make sure you come to the QEII Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre at 17:30!