History
Clevedon Feathers Badminton Club

History

Founding members of the original Clevedon Feathers in 1972

Clevedon Feathers was formed in 1972 as a direct result of daily coaching sessions for local ladies at the old Youth Club in Chapel Hill (now long gone), their enthusiasm transferred to many of the husbands and mixed doubles was added to the Ladies doubles coaching.

 

Two clubs emerged - Swiss Valley (no longer playing), and the other Clevedon Feathers.

 

The club moved to Clevedon School and matches were shared between the school and YM Hall in Marson Road.

 

Later St Brandons became the venue, but since closing returned to Clevedon School Sports Centre as it known today and play on Monday 8-10pm with home matches on Friday nights.

 

Feathers first entered a team in Division 9 of the North Somerset Badminton League in 1975 winning all their matches, and gaining yearly promotion to Div 4 where it 'paused' before settling in Div 3 for several seasons.

 

Clevedon Feathers Badminton Club in 2012

The late 80's were spent in the top half of Div 2 before breaking through to Div 1 in 1989 and becoming Champions in the mid 90's.

 

Throughout the years many club tournaments have been played and the social side of the club has seen Football, Cricket and Netball matches, along with treasure hunts, visits to the zoo, quiz nights, rounders, games and skittles evenings as well as a few weddings!

 

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