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Badminton Doubles Tournament

Posted on: January 19th, 2012 by Nathan Reid

Active8 Sheffield will be hosting our first ever Badminton Doubles Tournament for clubs in the local area.

The full day event will take place at Tapton Community Sports Centre on Sunday 19th February 2012. The hours of play will be 10:30am – 4:30pm. Registration for the event will be between 10:00am – 10:15am.

The format of the tournament will be round-robin based with teams being split into groups and the top 2 from each group proceeding into further rounds. Registration forms will be provided for teams who express their interest by 1st February 2012. The tournament will be played using yellow plastic ‘Yonex 300’ shuttlecocks.

As mentioned the event will be for adults only (16+) and for doubles teams (two males, two females or two mixed in any proportion). Badminton Association of England rules shall apply in all games.

The entry fee will be £10 per player (£20 per doubles team).

Light refreshments are provided on the day, with tea and coffee available at a small cost.

Trophies and prizes to be won for winners and runners-up including a club boxercise session (up to 30 people), a free meal for the winning doubles pair at Bishops Coffee House and Bistro plus a bottle of wine and a 7-day pass for the winning doubles pair at the Livingwell Gym at the Hilton Hotel.

Contact Lee or Steve on 01142402308 or e-mail for more information.

Active8 New Year 6-a-side Football Tournament

Posted on: January 12th, 2012 by Nathan Reid

On Monday 9th January 2012 Active Sheffield hosted their second 6-a-side football tournament in as many months at Tapton Community Sports Centre. Again the event ran as smooth as expected and was an enjoyable evening for all who took part.

Due to last minute drop-outs only four teams managed to make the tournament but this took nothing away from the passion and excitement that came along with the event. After a somewhat slow start from both teams, Richard Brand’s Winn Gardens VI and Robert Dale’s Royal Standard FC made their way into the final and competed in a classic showdown. Do not let the 0-0 finishing scoreline fool you as this match possibly contained more chances than all of the preceding games combined. These included numerous saves from both goalkeepers, not to mention an open goal opportunity fluffed.
With the game ending in deadlock, a penalty shoot-out took place and was eventually clinched by Winn Gardens VI in sudden death as, after a Royal Standard miss, Nathan Reid slammed the final spot-kick into the top corner to make it 4-3 and claim the title.

Phillip Jarvest’s St Thomas Crookes FC finished in a close 3rd place after they deservedly defeated Jonathan Roper’s Side in a 3rd and 4th place play-off 6-2. The well organised outfit rushed into an early lead and then made it impossible for their opponents to get back into the game.

We would like to take the time to say well done and thank you to everyone who took part and look forward to seeing you in future events!