Suffolk Saxons are back for an exhibition match on 3rd December 2018 at the Ipswich Corn Exchange.
Led by Olympian and former British Champion Anthony Clark, the professional badminton team was originally formed by Abbeycroft Leisure and Suffolk County Council to play in the National Badminton League in the 16/17 season, and achieved some great results before Badminton England announced the league would cease with immediate effect in March 2017.
But Anthony will now be leading them once again in a one-off exhibition match against Loughborough and he's confident they will recreate the excitement and thrill of the former NBL matches at the Corn Exchange this December.
The Saxons will be putting out a strong team - including:-
Chloe Birch - read profile
Lauren Smith - read profile
Sean Vendy - read profile
Callum Hemming - read profile
Johnnie Torjuesson - read profile
The name Suffolk Saxons and the team's logo pays tribute to Suffolk's unique importance in the history of Anglo Saxon Britain. 1400 years ago, a great warrior was laid to rest in a 90ft ship at Sutton Hoo, in Suffolk, surrounded by extraordinary treasures. This king is widely believed to be King Raedwald, a High King of all the Saxon Kingdoms. His grave is one of the greatest archealogical discoveries in British history and the Suffolk Saxons will embody the spirit of this warrior king as they storm the National Badminton League this October.
Suffolk is dedicated to becoming England's most active county.