Visiting team Robert Gordon’s University (RGU) 1st team walked away empty handed after University of Stirling’s Badminton 1st team kicked off their season with a victory. The Stirling team couldn’t have hoped for a better start to their British Universities and College Sport (BUCS) season after gaining promotion last year.
The 1st team were in impressive form as they won every match in their meet with RGU’s top side. Matches in the BUCS league normally consist of two men's singles, two women's singles, two men's doubles, two women's doubles and four mixed doubles matches. However, this was not the case on Saturday as RGU had one player unable to make the fixture meaning that only one women's doubles match and three mixed doubles matches were played on the day.
When asked about the forthcoming season, University of Stirling 1st team member David Delday said 'After gaining promotion to a higher league this season we are expecting a much tougher challenge. We have a strong side; the girls in particular are very strong. We have a good chance but we'll just have to take it game by game and see how we get on'.
He continued; 'Our squad is fairly settled now, we are not expecting many changes to be made and we are looking forward to what will hopefully be a successful year'.
The badminton club have a busy season ahead with BUCS league fixtures every Saturday, they will also be competing in the BUCS national championships in Nottingham in the coming months. In addition, they will be hosting a tournament at the university before competing in the Scottish Amateur Badminton Championships in March next year.
It was a successful start for one of the biggest clubs in the university. With the badminton club boasting over sixty members and with two teams competing regularly in the BUCS leagues it is a club with a bright future ahead of it.
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