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Badminton Alpha are delighted to announce the new and continued Sponsorship of the following players for 13/14 Season

Devon Minnis

Devon has represented England five times over the last couple of seasons, the first time mixed doubles at the Aros Cup in 2012

In the UK Devon has won Silver in the Singles and Bronze in the Doubles at U15 Nationals 2012. Reached Semi Final in Doubles with Sophie Brealey at U17 Nationals 2013

Devon in sixteen and has competed successfully against Seniors players with her partner Sophie Brealey and has achieved the following ;-

  • Tees Valley Senior Silver – Ladies Doubles semi finalist
  • Yorkshire U19 - Ladies Doubles semi finalist
  • Durham U19 – Ladies Doubles Silver

Sophie Brealey

We are pleased to add Sophie, Devon’s doubles partner to our sponsorship programme for this season, Sophie has achieved some excellent results in U17 tournaments.

  • Derbyshire Senior Restricted Singles winner
  • Anglia 17 Silver Doubles winner & Singles runner up
  • Lancashire U17 Silver Doubles & Singles Runner up
  • Tees Valley U17 Silver Singles winner & doubles runner up
  • Nottingham U17 Silver Mixed winner

Sophie Brearley and Devon Minnis Doubles

  • Tees Valley Senior Silver – Ladies Doubles semi finalist
  • Yorkshire U19 - Ladies Doubles semi finalist
  • Durham U19 – Ladies Doubles runners up
  • U17 Nationals - Ladies Doubles Bronze Medal

Holly Newell

Holly has 7 years of experience competing in badminton which has seen her collect a number of sporting titles including U15 British Champion two years running (2012 & 2013) and U15 Mixed British Champion (2013). Winning her first senior title at the Glasgow Championships 2013, ladies singles.

Holly won U15 Girls singles & Mixed doubles in the first Glasgow International Youth Badminton Championship (2013).

Holly has competed in many overseas competitions which resulted in her capturing her first International title at the IV Youth Competition in Austria, Spain (U15) winning singles & doubles and the OLVE Jot badminton tournament achieving a bronze medal (U15).

Last year she competed in the UK School Games (2012) winning a bronze medal in girls singles.

Holly has most recently won the Scottish Junior U19 title in Girls singles and runner up in doubles in 2013.

Leon Griffiths

Badminton Alpha are also pleased to continue our sponsorship of Leon Griffiths who successfully won the World U13 Racketlon title last year in Sweden and will be competing again this year to defend his crown. Leon also competes on the Badminton England circuits around the country.

Lucy Wilkinson

Four Home Nations Para Badminton

  • Welsh Tie - September
    • Silver in Mixed doubles
    • Silver in Level doubles
  • Scottish Tie - February
    • Silver Mixed Doubles
  • English Tie
    • Gold Mixed doubles
    • Gold in level doubles

Lucy has represented England at the World Dwarf Games held in the USA in 2013 where she achieved Bronze in level doubles.

Ebbisham Performance Centre Players

Badminton Alpha also sponsor players from FZ Forza sponsored Ebbisham PC, Matt Tung and Gareth O’Brien who both compete on the Badminton England circuits in their respective age groups.

BadmintonAlpha Sponsorship News 2011/2012.

In addition to our current BadmintonAlpha Gold Players, Sarah Gray (Sx), Anna Showan (Ha), Tara Bali (Ha), we are delighted to have joining our Forza Badminton Team for the new Season, Helena Cable (Ha), Devon Minnis (Nk), Thomos Whiteman and Katie Whiteman (Gwent). Anna has had a great winning start to the 2011/12 Badminton Season, by winning the gold medal at the Island Games (see Annas’ Blog). All the Girls and boys are in action across the Country and I am sure there is more to come.

Badminton Alpha and Forza are always looking for Juniors to sponsor. If you feel you would like to join the Badminton Alpha Forza team please contact through our contacts page and tell us something about yourself.

Bernard Lynch said:

"This is exciting times for us, Badminton Alpha have been searching for the right people and we are delighted with our choice of players who share the same values and passion for the sport as Badminton Alpha and Forza. We believe these new Gold players  will be a great addition to help promote our brand awareness around the circuits and online.We look forward to a long successful relationship with all our players"

FZ Forza Celebrates its 20th Year and makes a move on China!

FZ Forza was founded in 1990 by Mark Christiansen, starting from a small base in Northern Jutland. FZ Forza has grown to a well respected player in the Badminton world, with the emphasis on quality. The brand has grown to be one of the leading in Europe and still rising , more and more Asian countries are asking for the Danis design sportswear.

FZ Forza are now looking to expand into the biggest Badminton Market in the world,China. They attended the Beijing Trade Fair, the only non Asian country to do so. Badminton is tremendously popular in China, as all the attention at the Fair confirmed. This will make the long term investment pay off for Forza.

Research makes FZ Forza Rackets Even Stronger

Thanks to Forza working with Aalborg University (one of the leading experts in graphite technology) Forza will be introducing multi walled carbon nano tube into the new titanium N-Forze series of badminton rackets. Tests show this will make the rackets stronger and more hard wearing than ordinary rackets

This, along with the SPS 96 hole provides outstanding shuttle contact by placing the strings closer together. SPS will be available in the top models Kelvar N Power series, in the Titanium 550 / 500 VS S and N-Forze as well as the N lite series.

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