Members of the ActivLives ‘Inclusive Badminton’ group, who play weekly in Ipswich, did all of us proud as they flew the flag for the Eastern Region recently, at the National Special Olympics Badminton Tournament held at the University of Wolverhampton Sports Campus in Walsall. The team of 12 players from Suffolk, did a brilliant job of representing our county and region, winning a total of 13 medals across the range of singles and doubles events. “The opposition was often tough, and it certainly wasn’t all plain sailing for our team, but they all stuck to their task brilliantly throughout the two days of competition”, said Mike McCarthy, from SO Suffolk and ActivLives. “All of our players were a real credit to Special Olympics Suffolk and ActivLives”.

A big ‘thank you’ to the volunteer coaches and great supporters who made the weekend possible. ActivLives continue to deliver the weekly inclusive sessions in Ipswich. These sessions are run by ActivLives, in partnership with Special Olympics Suffolk.