We are sad to share the news that Roy Breare, known to many in the Blackburn league, passed away recently.
The League send its condolences to Karen Breare and family.
We are sad to share the news that Barbara Meadows, known to badminton players in the league as Bunty, passed away yesterday.
She played in the Blackburn League for many years, always with a happy smile, and she continued to play and coach when others had long retired.
The League send its condolences to Martin Meadows and family.
The League has now finished for the season and we look forward to the Presentation night on 28 April 2023 at Blackburn Golf Club.
Tickets are £5 per person and request for tickets should reach Fix Sec ( Peter Wright) by no later than 20 April.
All Clubs should support this event as fate would have it each club has a trophy to collect.
The Annual Blackburn Badminton League Presentation Night this year will be held on Friday 28 April at Blackburn Golf Club, 7.30pm for a 8pm start.
There will be a potato pie super with a vegetarian option, Raffle, Quiz and of course the presentation of cups and trophies for Division 1 and 2 league winners, plus tournament winners and runners up. Not forgetting the sporting player and club award.
The cost is £5.00 per person, what a bargain for a Friday night out.
Please support this event!
It is with great sadness the League has been informed of the passing of Roland Holt.
Players who have competed in the Blackburn Badminton League for many years will remember Roland, he was a very talented player with a fantastic personality.
He will be missed.
Roland Holt – Obituary
Roland sadly passed away in Royal Blackburn Hospital on Sunday 8th January at the age of 73.
Devoted husband of Pauline and loving father to Daniel, Andrew and Amanda. Treasured by his family and much admired and respected by all his friends.
Roland began his career at Howard and Bullough in Accrington. He went on to run his own electrical and building services company before returning to full time education and obtaining a degree in electronic engineering at the age of 40. This allowed him to pursue his dream of travelling the world working as a field engineer. Finally, from 2002 – 2007 he was landlord of the Old House at Home pub in Rawtenstall.
He was a talented badminton player and played competitively in the top divisions of the Accrington, Blackburn, Manchester and Rossendale leagues for approximately 30 years, winning many trophies along the way.
The funeral will be held at Goodshaw Baptist Church, Burnley Road Crawshawbooth, BB4 8BS at 1pm, Tuesday 24th January, followed by interment at Rawtenstall cemetery and a celebration of life at Rawtenstall Cricket Club.
Family flowers only – Donations gratefully received to Alzheimer’s Research UK using the following justgiving.com web page.
The tournament week is approaching, this will consist of Ladies Doubles, Men’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles.
Both dates will be at Norden and any player registered with a club in the league is eligible to play.
Monday 13th feb 8-10pm singles and mixed.
Wednesday 15th Feb 7-10pm any leftover singles/ mixed games and levels.
£6 per player to enter.
Entry is by e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org