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Antrim to host Irish Para Badminton Championships

17 May 2016

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Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg welcomes competitors Chris Stewart and Niall McVeigh to Antrim Forum ahead of the Irish Para Badminton Championships. They are joined by Craig Farrell and David McGill of Badminton Ireland and William Martin, President of Ulster Badminton.

Antrim Forum is set to welcome over 150 athletes from 28 different countries as they travel to take part in the 2016 Irish Para Badminton Championships.

Organised by Badminton Ireland, the five day event will take place from 22-26 June and will form part of the Badminton World Federation Para Circuit.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg comments; “I am delighted that our Borough has been chosen as the venue for this prestigious and high profile event. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the outstanding facilities at Antrim Forum and the surrounding area. We look forward to welcoming visitors from as far away as Hong Kong, Brazil and Sri Lanka and wish competitors and organisers every success”.

David McGill, Tournament Director comments; “Badminton Ireland are delighted to once again host the Irish Para-Badminton International. The feedback from last year’s inaugural event was very positive and we look forward to welcoming players from all over the world for the 2016 event in Antrim”.

This is only the second year of the event and host country Ireland hope to continue their successes, having scooped a total of five medals last year.

The event is open for spectators to come and watch. For more information please contact Badminton Ireland on T. +353 (0)1 839 3028 or log onto www.badmintonireland.com