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Rossendale Badminton League

Established 1953

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Blackburn Seniors are running a friendly informal summer league that’s open to players from any league/club.

-Teams of 4 players
-2 men and 2 ladies per team
-Try where possible to keep the same team for the full league, although subs can be used when required.
-No entry fee.

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Steve, Betty and George will be stepping down from their roles with Rossendale Badminton League at the forthcoming AGM.

They have independently come to this decision during the Covid lockdown in 2020; but wished to make sure the league was up and running before announcing their intentions.


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My Health Update

To all Rossendale Badminton League Clubs and individual members this is an update on my ongoing battle with Covid 19.

After some dark days under the fantastic critical care team at Royal Blackburn Hospital and the ongoing care on Covid recovery ward B18 I am now back at home with my loving family c…

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Christmas Greeting

At the end of this terrible year in our sport the committee would like to extend the season's Greetings to all our members and hopefully we can look forward to a better and safe 2021, and back to Badminton in September for the start of a new season.

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Juniors Grant Boost

The league would like to thank Val Bertenshaw from Goodshaw Badminton Club who applied for a grant from Badminton England towards restarting Junior coaching, Val's request was granted and the league have received £270 to go towards court costs, and shuttlecocks. This money should cover the juniors c…

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Coronavirus Update

With the ongoing coronavirus problems the League has decided to cancel the presentation evening provisionally booked for the 23rd October, with a Goverment limit of no more than 30 at an event and the latest local lockdowns imposed it would have been impossible to stage the event. And with ongoing c…

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Ian Mawdsley

It is with great sorrow that league has been informed of the very sad death of Ian Mawdsley  who passed away on Sunday 20th September after a very short battle with Cancer.

Ian had been a member of the league for a great number of years playing for Helmshore and Rising Bridge and he will be grea…

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1st & 2nd Division Tiles announced

 After all the unplayed match results have been taken into account Blackburn Seniors A retained their 1st Division title, with Oakgate A taking the runners up position.

In a close run 2nd division tile race Blackburn Seniors B were the Champions and promoted to the 1st Division, 3 points behind …

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Final League Tables

Hi all hope you are all keeping safe and well, by now all Secretaries / Captains will have received an email with our explanation of  the final league tables which are now on tables page, we have used Rule 33 to calculate all unplayed matches. where a team has played another team once the score from…

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Coronavirus Update

Hi all Sorry for the recent breakdown of updates for the website, I have been indisposed for a week but am now ok and all aspects of the website will be brought up to date as soon as possible.

After the Goverments latest bullitans and rulings on the Corona Virus outbreak The Committee have had to m…

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New leagues sorted

The leagues for next season have been sorted with the three teams leaving the league we are left with 17 teams 8 in Div1 and 9 in Div2

Blackburn Seniors C&D will be renamed Blackburn Seniors B&C Rising Bridge B will be renamed Rising Bridge

Goodshaw A are relegated to the 2nd Div. Independents…

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THREE Teams withdraw from 1st Division

Three teams have withdrawn from the 1st division leaving the league with 17 teams, Last season's runners up Riverside plus Blackburn Seniors B and Rising Bridge A, The reformed league set up will be announced early next week.

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League Founder Passes Away

It is with regret we have to announce that a former founder of the Rossendale Badminton League Carl Collinge passed away on 26th June from Kidney Cancer and associated complications. Carl played for St.Johns at Cloughfold and in later Years with Goodshaw. Sympathies go to his family.

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Former League President Passes Away

Former League President Joan Davenport has sadly passed away at the age of 98, Joan had also been Secretary and Treasurer of the league over a long association with our league, formerly a resident of Stubbins Joan was living at Crawshaw Hall in Crawshawbooth, Joan was a stalwart at St.Phillips badmi…

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Presentation Evening

The Presentation evening was held at Haslingden Cricket Club on Friday 10th May where 80 people attended. The main trophies were presented by League President Peter Wood, and the Tony Frost Sports Awards were presented by Mrs Maureen Frost, wife of our late chairman Tony Frost. The sports award winn…

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It has been decided that due to the delicate state of some of our perpetual trophies, that at the end of the presentation evening ALL perpetual trophies will be retained by the league, this will save the league having to charge individuals / Teams for repairs should any of the trophies become damag…

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John Culshaw Tournament

The annual John Culshaw Tournament will take place on Sunday 28th April at Norden Sports Centre, Rishton, BB1 4ED from 10am-3pm.

Teams consist of: 2 men, 2 ladies and the tournament is handicapped.

You will play a mixture of men's, ladies and mixed doubles throughout the day.

To tournament is op…

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Fearns change their Name

The oldest Club in the League Fearns Badminton Club have changed their name to Accy Flyers 

New Team

Blackburn Seniors have entered a fourth team in the second Division. this brings the total number of teams in the League to 20. Due to this new entry last season's Second division runners up Independents declined the chance of promotion to the first division so Transport who finished bottom of the 1…

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Dance Report

90 People attended the annual Presentation Evening at Haslingden Cricket Club the evening went down well with those who attended enjoying the disco and buffet super.

‚ÄčThe Tony Frost Sports Awards were presented by Maureen Frost Tony's widow, the winners were

1st Division Sports Lady - Amanda…

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