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Rossendale Badminton League

Established 1953

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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 & Accy Flyers B are promoted to Div 1

Div 1 Accy Flyers A. Accy Flyers B. Alpha Whitworth. Blackburn Seniors A. Broadway A. Independents. Oakgate A. Transport.

Div 2 Blackburn Seniors B. Blackburn Seniors C. Broadway B. Brunlea. Edenfield. Goodshaw A. Goodshaw B. Oakgate B. Rising Bridge.

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Three teams have withdrawn from the 1st division leaving the league with 17 teams, Last season's runners up Riverside plus Blackburn Seniors B and Rising Bridge A, The reformed league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

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.

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 badminton club always on hand for a brew during matches in St.Phillips Church Hall. For the few that will remember Joan and want to attend the funeral it is at St.Phillips Church at 11.00am on Monday 24th June, any donations to St.Phillips Church. A Donation has been sent on behalf of all league members.

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 winners were as follows.

2nd Division Sports Team Blackburn Seniors D

2nd Division Sports Man Nigel Holt Goodshaw B

2nd Division Sports Lady Rebecca Grimshaw Blackburn Seniors D

1st Division Sports Team Transport

1st Division Sports Man Jack Savin Transport

1st Division Sports Lady Choi Davidson Riverside

After the presentation a splendid buffet was enjoyed which was followed by a disco.

A raffle raised close to £200 with several donated prizes.

Flowers were presented to Margaret Wood wife of our President, To Maureen Frost, and Betty Bayes Vice President.


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 damaged.

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 open to anyone, not just Blackburn League players.

To enter a team, please contact either Rick or Claire E. The closing date is Wednesday 24th April.

The cost per team is just £28. Thats only £7 per player for 5 hours of badminton!! 

Many thanks



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 1st Division last season will remain in the top division

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.

​The Tony Frost Sports Awards were presented by Maureen Frost Tony's widow, the winners were

1st Division Sports Lady - Amanda Hodkinson Blackburn Seniors B

1st Division Sports Man - Darren Veevers Transport

1st Division Sports Team - Blackburn Seniors B

2nd Division Sports Lady - Janice Schofield Independents

2nd Division Sports Man - Connor Bell Blackburn Seniors C

2nd Division Sports Team - Blackburn Seniors C

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      W/C Monday 10th February 2020 

Imperial Consultants Cup Semi Finals


Sunday 8th March 2020 (Now Confirmed) 

Individual Handicap

Haslingden Sports Centre

10.00pm Start


Thursday 12th March 2020 (Now Confirmed) 

Team Handicap Final

Haslingden Sports Centre

7.30pm Start


Friday 15th May 2020    

    Presentation Evening  

    Haslingden Cricket  Club 19.45 Start


 Thursday 4th June


    Annual General Meeting 

    Haslingden Cricket Club 8pm Start 


    Thursday 6th August


    Fixture Meeting 

    Haslingden Cricket Club 8pm Start