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11th February 2009

Paula chases more glory

Mansfield Woodhouse wheelchair badminton player Paula RobinsonMansfield Woodhouse wheelchair badminton player Paula Robinson will be chasing more international glory in the English leg of the Four Nations Disability Badminton Championships at Liverpool's Greenbank Sports Academy this weekend.

Last November, she entered the Ireland leg of the tournament and won two golds in the Women’s Singles and Mixed Doubles.

Looking forward to the weekend, Paula said: “West Nottinghamshire College have very kindly sponsored myself, to attend the England leg and future tournaments in Great Britain, for which I am truly grateful.

“All the disabled players have been given two free tickets to go to the final match on the Sunday. We’re hoping that the able bodied players will come to observe the disabled players!”

To help Paula and others prepare, Nottinghamshire Wheelchair Badminton club staged the first squad training cell for wheelchair players at the Ellis Guilford Sports Centre, Nottingham, to give disabled players an opportunity to improve their standard of play and game.

The club had players attend from different parts of the country, and the training weekend was well attended and very successful.

Elaine Spray, Badminton Development Officer, organised the weekend and invited specialist coach top disability coach Lyndon Williams, who is at present working in Scotland, to come to Nottingham to run this specialist weekend.

The players worked hard on different routines both on wheel work, and performance play to improve their stamina, and standard for the games which will run alongside the Badminton European Games in Liverpool.

Source: Ashfield Chad, Mansfield

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