Birch hoping to cause an upset

Badminton ace Chloe Birch is out to turn Scottish dreams into a nightmare when takes on home favourite Kirsty Gilmour in Glasgow today.

Competition organiser Mohammed Kabir Sharif with the finalists

Badminton stars battle it out

A badminton doubles competition held at Preston’s College proved to be an enormous success.

Badminton ace Chloe Birch

Birch in revenge mission

PRESTON’S Chloe Birch admitted revenge was on her mind as she helped Loughborough Sports to a 4-1 victory over Team Derby in the AJ Bell National Badminton League on Monday night.

TOURNAMENT SUCCESS: Players at the Preston event

A home win for pair

There was a home victory at the Preston Badminton Doubles Championships.

Former badminton star Gail Emms

Gail is guest of honour at city’s sports awards

Olympian Gail Emms MBE will visit Preston in March to speak at the Walker Smith Way Preston Sports Awards,

FINAL LINE-UP: From the left, runners-up Tom Reid and Azam Sharif, event organisers and winners Kabir Sharif and Nabeel Naban

Doubles final split family loyalties

It was a case of ‘daddy rules’ in the Preston College Open College Badminton Doubles Championship last week.

Chloe Birch

Chloe’s Pan-gs of regret over exit

Preston’s Chloe Birch admitted it was a job well done after progressing to the quarter-finals of the English National Badminton Championships in Manchester.

Preston student Jenny Salisbury at the Olympic Games this summer

Meet Mrs Mop

There can’t be too many occasions when a person has found themselves ‘living the dream’ while mopping the floor.

No quarter given: That's Chloe Birch, who reached the quarter-finals

Education in Badminton

Preston-born Chloe Birch is the first to admit she was taught a lesson at the English National Badminton Championships in Bolton – but she’s vowed to continue her fast track through the ranks after impressing again.

Full of promise: Tom Usher in action

FWP support young badminton star

He’s only been playing the sport for 18 months – but Preston schoolboy Tom Usher is already becoming a winner on the badminton court.

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