On Tuesday 28th September 2021, the first Mid Sussex League match of the season was played at Portslade Leisure Centre and it was wonderful to see competitive badminton back in action. Brighton Valiants hosted the first Mid Sussex Mens Combi Division 1 match against a young and energetic team from the Triangle Tornados. I’ve had the pleasure of playing with all the players in both teams and I knew the stage was set for a thoroughly enjoyable match. The first blood went to the Tornados, with their first pair beating the Valiants first pair 2-1. Next came a victory for the Valiants, with the second pair beating the Tornados’ second pair by 2-0. At 1-1 it was all to play for with 4 more games to come and plenty more action in store. The scores were pretty close throughout the following games, however the Valiants found their rhythm and fought hard to eventually secure themselves a well deserved 5-1 victory. It was a great evening and it left us in no doubt that returning to competitive badminton is something that has been sorely missed and is always a very exciting pastime.
Congratulations must go to Wendy Adams, Brian Hobbs and the Triangle Tornados squad for their efforts and for securing the future of their club, an important resource for high quality Sussex Junior Badminton! If you’re a junior looking to excel you can find their contact info on their club page here.
Congratulations Brighton Valiants and here are a few images from the match.