Hamper Warehouse is clear on top of Great Southern badminton ladder

GREAT SPORT: Hamper Warehouse's mother/daughter ladies doubles combination Nina de Brequet lunges forward to play her shot with Jannette Novice in support at Great Southern badminton.
GREAT SPORT: Hamper Warehouse's mother/daughter ladies doubles combination Nina de Brequet lunges forward to play her shot with Jannette Novice in support at Great Southern badminton.

The Great Southern Badminton Association has now completed more than two thirds of the minor round season, with each team having played all other teams twice.

The ladder is taking shape and all seven teams are still capable of finishing in the top four position for a finals berth.

Hamper Warehouse are the clear front-runners on 48 points with 12 wins and only one loss for the season so far.

Fleurieu Milk Company are sitting in second place with seven wins and 28 points, only one win clear of Victor Podiatry Centre and Stanvac Korean Autoparts currently occupying third and fourth on the ladder where both teams have six wins and 24 points.

One win outside the top four are Tonkin's Sports and OJ Computers, equal in fifth and sixth position with five wins and 20 points.

Current wooden spooners McDonald's V.H, won an important match this week against an under strength Tonkin's Sports to move to four wins and 16 points keeping their slim finals chances alive.

So with six rounds left to play any team can still make the finals, the key to success for all teams is regular player availability.

Round 15 saw a combination of school holidays, some team members out with the flu, a minor injury and the added curve ball of the occasional no show to keep the match organisers on their toes. The teams who are able to regularly field a full strength list of original team members will be in the best position to secure a finals berth.

Results for this week saw Hamper Warehouse cruise to a percentage boosting win against Fleurieu Milk Company, Stanvac Korean Autoparts finished 44 points ahead of OJ Computers and McDonald's V.H secured a 70 point win against Tonkin's Sports.

The Great Southern Badminton Association is open for social badminton at The Investigator College Victor Harbor Campus Performing Arts and Sports Centre every Tuesday night between 6pm to 9pm.

The Great Southern Badminton Association also has a BWF Shuttletime accredited coach available to offer assistance and answer any questions about footwork, grips and game tactics.

Badminton in the Victor Harbor region began in the mid 1950's and it is a fun sport and the GSBA accommodates for all ages, skill levels and abilities including special needs.

The GSBA prides itself on being an inclusive, social and welcoming organisation, providing a sporting experience that the whole family can participate in together.

The GSBA looks forward to a continuing bright and successful future in the Victor Harbor region, providing an enjoyable sporting experience for the community.

New members are always welcome. Call Tim on 0431 041 666 for any inquiries.

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