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YOUNGSTERS are celebrating the Olympics with an all day badminton tournament.

Havant Junior Badminton Club are hosting the event at Havant Leisure Centre and have invited companies to sponsor them.

It is expected to be popular with 100 players aged between seven an 16 taking part on June 10.

All volunteers who help run the club are members of Badminton England, the sport’s governing body.

Club coach Maggie Phillips said: ‘This will be our first tournament as a club and all the children are really excited – especially as it’s so close to the Olympics.’

Sponsorship money will go towards covering the cost of courts, trophies and refreshments of approximately £500.

In return companies who sponsor the event will receive advertising on posters and tournament entry forms to be distributed throughout schools and clubs in the south of the county.

To find out more call Mrs Phillips, the club secretary, on 07748 570560 or