The 2017 Shepparton Badminton Veterans' Team Classic has been another great success. Our third running of this event went even smoother than last year and, mercifully, the temperatures were much lower too. Forty teams of 320 players enjoyed some very hard fought points and exhausting games.
Our local entries missed out this year; the quality of the opposition was outstanding, but it was a valuable experience and much fun was had by all.
The Shepparton Badminton Association would like to thank all players and clubs for their support of our tournament, the first of the Victorian Badminton Veterans' year, travelling far and wide to compete in the heat of summer; a testament to the standard of this series.
Thank you to Robyn Pettigrew, Alan Humphries and all committee members for their help over the weekend putting on such a fantastic event for our association and Shepparton.
Special thanks to Sandra Dodd and the catering team, Tom and Kyleigh from the Shepparton Sports Stadium, Greater Shepparton City Council, the Goulburn Valley Grammar School, Rhonda Cator, and, Mike Scandolera and Sportsmans' Warehouse for their support of this event.
And of course, a massive thanks to Bev Trollope and George McDonald and the Victorian Badminton Veterans Association for their assistance in running this brilliant tournament.