Leeds United Foundation lead on badminton programme..

Pupils aged 8-11 at Leeds Primary Schools have benefitted from a specially designed course that has enabled them to learn and develop their multi sports skills as well as football and take part in an organised badminton tournament.

The tournament, organised between Badminton England and the club’s Foundation, saw 20 primary schools from schools across the Bramley area of Leeds take part in a special badminton festival delivered by the Leeds United Foundation. The tournament saw the participants develop their skills, communication and saw them get to experience sport in a competitive environment.

The festival formed part of the Foundation’s Premier League KICKS programme which is in place to let children experience different sports including badminton, boxing, table tennis and netball under fully qualified Leeds United coaches.

Thanks to the work and commitment from the club’s Foundation, by the end of the academic year more than 600 children will experience badminton with many filtering through to clubs.

Michael Kinsey, Premier League Programme Manager, said: “Here at the Foundation we work to provide sport that is all inclusive and the PL Kicks programme is an excellent example of that.

“The badminton tournament was a huge success with hundreds of pupils taking part from different schools in Leeds. It is a fantastic example of different organisations coming together to deliver sport for the local area. Thanks to everyone involved. “

Now, the Foundation and Horsforth Junior Club are preparing for badminton sessions which will be held every Tuesday 7-8pm at Horsforth High School. For more details please contact Michael Kinsey on