SUCCESS STORIES

Alex Lane wins 2nd English National Singles Title

Strong performances from many junior players who we have supported Rory Easton, Ethan Van Leeuwen, Estelle Van Leeuwen, Harry Huang, Annie Lado. Results can be seen at https://be.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament?id=36CF44B3-7765-46C9-9085-8059D570287D Read More

JUNIOR TO SENIOR SUCCESS

One player whom we supported as a junior at the Wimbledon U19 Gold event when he was just 15, was Anders Antonsen from Aarhus in Denmark – he swept aside all opposition to win the boys’ singles and took home all of our prize money. Last weekend he contested his f Read More

CONGRATULATIONS TO MARI AKHURST

Our congratulations to Mari winning team silver in Rotterdam, Holland, where she represented Great Britain in the British Equestrian Dressage team in the European Championships Read More

CONGRATULATIONS TO JACK SHEPHERD

On winning his second ParaBadminton World Mens’ Singles title in the Short Stature Class in Basle Switzerland on the 25th August. Now for Tokyo 2020! Read More

INDIVIDUALS / ORGANIZATIONS HELPED BY THE ANDERS FOUNDATION JULY 2018 – JULY 2019

1. ASSISTED 8 PROMISING YOUNG ENGLAND PLAYERS TO TRAVEL TO INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENTS / PARABADMINTON TOURNAMENTS / AND WITH THEIR COACHING. 2. MARIE DURWARD-AKHURST TO PARA DRESSAGE EVENTS 3. ANDERS NIELSEN CHALLENGE MILTON KEYNES 2018 AND 2019 (JUNIORS V Read More

Congratulations to Mari Durward Akhurst who is now the top GB Grade 1 Rider in the FEI world rankings for a second year running!!

Mari has also moved up to 13th in the world in her' grade. ''I am so excited to say that I am joining the World Class Programme Podium Potential squad in January 2020. I had a taste of the expertise at the beginning of this week and it was amazing. They were all ver Read More

UPDATE FROM MARIE DURWARD-AKHURST - JULY 2019

Marie Akhurst writes: I have just returned from Hartpury after another fantastic show. I came 2nd in the Team Test and Individual Test to a Brazilian Rider and then managed to win the freestyle by 2%. With the 4* and 5* judges I had some really good marks. All mi Read More

SUFFOLK SPECIAL OLYMPICS DOUBLES BADMINTON EVENT MAY 2019

Youngsters from the Wimbledon Racquets and Fitness Club took part in the Suffolk Special Olympics, they came back with a gold and a silver. Coach, Lorraine, said they were very proud to wear their Anders T shirts and thanked the Anders Foundation for making such a di Read More

UPDATE FROM MARIE AKHURST - 30 APRIL

Waragem, Belgium - CPEDI3*; what an incredible experience my first International abroad. It was a massive competition with 23 countries present and 92 riders competing. It was definitely the competition to be at!! I could not be prouder of my horse, Sky, who took e Read More

UPDATE FROM MARIE DURWARD-AKHURST - 27 MARCH 2019

I competed my young horse (Bear) at the weekend and he scored 71.1% and came 1st; this shows that our hard work over the winter months has paid off and what an exciting prospect he is. It was our first competition of 2019, so a great start. I will now be concentrating o Read More

U19 DERBYSHIRE GOLD 19/20 JANUARY 2019

The Anders Foundation supported the event again this year, a good entry was received with many exciting games.

Results:

MS W Neil Bahbuta RU Jack Taylor

WS W Pamela Reyes RU Alexandra Oprisan

MS W Alex Green/Cholan Kayan RU Neil Ba Read More

2018 YEARLY UPDATE FROM MARIE DURWARD-AKHURST

Wow I wasn’t sure we could better 2017 but we certainly have done! Dreams have come true this year and it really does show that perseverance and hard work pays off. None of what I have achieved would have been possible without my amazing support team, my family and al Read More

WIMBLEDON U19 BADMINTON TOURNAMENT

The 2018 Wimbledon U19 Gold Badminton Tournament took place at the Wimbledon Racquets & Fitness Club on 13/14th October. Once again it hosted the cream of English youngsters and the standard of play reflected the quality of the players. The star of the show was Har Read More

VISIONS BADMINTON ACADEMY

Sue Williams writes... Thank you so much for supporting us this year with our inclusive badminton sessions. These sessions run on a Sunday and are for all school children in the East Devon area. For some of these players it is the only club outside of school t Read More

MARIE DURWARD-AKHURST

Once again our congratulations to Marie on retaining her National title.

Marie writes on the 21st September:

I am very tired but delighted to say Sky and I became Para-Dressage Grade 1 Gold National Champions again today retaining our title Read More

BECKY TURNER

Silver for Becky and Team GB at Downs Syndrome Swimming World Championships On the 19th July Gloucester City swimmer Becky Turner travelled to Truro, Nova Scotia in Canada to represent Great Britain at the 9th Downs Syndrome World Swimming Championships. During the Read More

ANDERS FOUNDATION UPDATE SINCE JUNE 2017

The Anders Foundation has assisted the following charities, events and individuals since June 2017: Badminton
1. Dee Weiner and John Hooper to attend the Special Olympics in Sheffield
2. Training: England U16-U19 players versus former English senior Read More

MARIE DURWARD-AKHURST

An update from Marie from the Hartpury international festival of dressage July 2018: Yes I beat Sophie Christensen who has represented GB at the Paralympics and is a triple gold medallist. I also won the freestyle on the last day. It was an amazing week. It’s an Read More

BECKY TURNER

The Anders Foundation is delighted to support Becky Turner GB Downes Syndrome swimmer in her quest to win medals at the World Championship in Canada July 2018. Swimming at her first world championships - Becky is in middle lane. Flying the Union Jack at the world Read More

MARI AKHURST DURWARD

Mari Akhurst Durward has just been selected to represent Great Britain in July with her horse "Sky" at Hartpury Equestrian Centre, Gloucestershire, at the Hartpury 3* International. Mari recently came second behind the triple Paralympic Gold Medalist at Wellington Read More

EMMA STONER

The Anders Foundation is helping Emma have regular individual coaching as she has progressed so well within our Talent Spotting Sessions over the last few years. The 2017-2018 badminton season has ended on a high note for para-badminton player Emma Stoner. Having b Read More

WORLD SCHOOL GAMES 2018

Westgate School World School Games 2018 Pune – India Team : Leah Allen, Tash Lado, Megan Thomas, Angie Wong Coaches : Kat Hurrell & Rob Wylie From the 18th to the 25th of April 2018 The Westgate School badminton team were given the opportunity to re Read More

MARI AKHURST DURWARD

Last year: I came 4th at the Winter Para Dressage Gold Championships with Sky, a wonderful achievement considering my trainer had been ill and I had to find a new trainer at very short notice. Qualified and competed both horses at the Gold Semi Finals. Got sel Read More

EMMA STONER

Emma Stoner 12 years SL3 Player selected for Surrey U14 First Team Report by Lorraine Brydie Disability - Badminton coach at Wimbledon Racquets & Fitness Club Emma joined our weekly disability badminton sessions, at the club, when she was just 8 yrs old. At th Read More

THE WIMBLEDON U19 BADMINTON TOURNAMENT

Sponsored by The Anders Foundation The Wimbledon U19 Badminton Tournament sponsored by The Anders Foundation took place at the Wimbledon Squash & Racquets Club on the 9th and 10th of September The results were as follows: Men’s singles winner, Harry Hua Read More

SPECIAL OLYMPICS NATIONAL GAMES

Both John Hooper and Dee Weiner from Exeter, participating in Badminton events, were successful in the Special Olympics National Games at Sheffield in September 2017. John won gold in his singles, silver in mens' doubles, and gold in mixed. Dee won 1 gold and Read More

MARI DURWARD-AKHURST

Para Dressage Rider who is hoping to compete in the Tokyo Olympics MARI WRITES: Friday 15th September 2017: LeMieux National Dressage Championships 2017- Gold Para Dressage Championship Lost for words..... A dream come true!! Today me and Sky became Read More

JAMIE JESSUP

Jamie Jessup, a member of the Wimbledon Racquets & Fitness Club, despite defying medical science and his parents being told after he was born, to take him home to enjoy him as he wouldn't live past the age of 3 months, had a life saving Organ Transplant, and has been a Read More

2017 SUCCESS STORIES

IN 2017 WE HAVE HELPED THE FOLLOWING: The St. Ives (Bingley) Riding for the Disabled Bedford and District Handicapped Riding Association Wimbledon Racquets & Fitness Club to purchase a ramp allowing wheelchair players easy access to the Badminton Courts. Read More

MARI DURWARD-AKHURST

Para Dressage Rider who is hoping to compete in the Tokyo Olympics MARI WRITES: Hartpury Festival of Dressage - CPEDI3* Team Test-Day 1 The boys did good today!! Massive thanks to my super support team and super trainer Rob!! 2nd place and 70% with Mr Read More

PARA-BADMINTON TOURNAMENT

The Anders Foundation sponsored the Surrey Open Para Badminton tournament at the Wimbledon Racquets & Fitness Club (SW19) on Saturday 18th March 2017. It was a great success with thanks to the following for their organizing skills: Carol Bilton, Lorraine Brydie, Ju Read More

PARA DRESSAGE RIDER - MARI DURWARD-AKHURST

The Anders Foundation is helping Mari reach her goal of a place in her Grade 1 Dressage event for the Tokyo Olympics, 2020. MARI WRITES: I am a Grade 1 (new grades for 2017) Para Dressage Rider; I have cerebral palsy that affects all four limbs and has left me Read More

WIMBLEDON U19 BADMINTON TOURNAMENT 2016

17-18 SEPTEMBER 2016 AT THE WIMBLEDON RACQUETS & FITNESS CLUB SPONSORED BY THE ANDERS FOUNDATION

Our thanks again to the organizers, Val Andrews and Jenny Lacey.

EVENTS WERE WON BY:

Boys' Singles: Johnnie Read More

WELSH 4 NATIONS PARA BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIP

Shaz Barnes writes after The Anders Foundation helped her purchase a new sports wheelchair: I attach some photos of the chair being 'christened' at the Welsh 4 Nations Para Badminton Championship in August 2016, winning 2 silver medals. The following photo shows Read More

OWEN KILBURN - UPDATE JULY 2016

I've just had a couple of Tournaments, the UK 4 Nations Championships and the International Irish Open. In the 4 Nations Championships I won Gold in the mixed doubles and came 3rd in the mens' doubles but had to pull out of the singles due to illness. At the I Read More

VISIONS INCLUSIVE BADMINTON CLUB

Visions inclusive badminton club in Exmouth, Devon is run by former England Badminton player, Sue Louis Williams. The below is written by Sue: Our inclusive sessions are going really well; we are always full and have now designed our own awards for our players Read More

BEDFORD & DISTRICT HANDICAPPED RIDERS ASSN.

Bedford and District Handicapped Riders Association (BDHRA) was formed over 53 years ago and provides horse riding as therapy to disabled children and adults in Bedfordshire. Receiving no state funding they exist entirely from donations and charitable gifting. Over Read More

INAUGURAL DEAF & SEN BADMINTON FESTIVAL

22 JUNE 2016 AT WIMBLEDON R&FC SPONSORED BY THE ANDERS FOUNDATION Pupils from Blanche Nevile School, North London and Oak Lodge School for the Deaf, Balham, this week, took part in the above event. It was aimed at youngsters with a hearing impairment and/or Read More

ALEX LANE

Our congratulations to Alex Lane on a great season reaching his first National Mens’ singles final and being selected to represent England in the Thomas Cup in China. The Anders Foundation has supported Alex Lane for two tournaments in 2016 and will continue supp Read More

CARES4KIDS UPDATE

The Anders Foundation, together with Cares4Kids support the Talent Spotting sessions for young people from 8 – 18 years with disabilities. We are always looking for more participants and please contact The Anders Foundation if you wish to join us at the Wimbledon Read More

OWEN KILBURN

Owen also competed in the 4 Nations in Scotland where he won a Gold in his mixed doubles and 3rd in singles. He says his next aim is to achieve a medal in the European Championships in November 2016. Well done to him too. Read More

DAVID FOLLETT

David Follett for whom the Anders Foundation recently helped buy a new sports wheelchair has just let us know he returned from the 4 Nations in Scotland with 3 silver medals. He feels his new chair has helped improve his game. Well done David – onwards and upward Read More

TALENT SPOTTING SESSIONS

Talent spotting sessions for disabled youngsters aged 8-18 years. The Talent Spotting sessions at Wimbledon Racquets & Fitness Club sponsored by The Anders Foundation and Cares4Kids continue on a regular basis. We are trying to increase numbers but once the fo Read More

WELL DONE EMMA STONER

Emma is a disability badminton player with great potential. She is only 10 years old and entered her first able-bodied competition, the Surrey Under11B girls tournament and was awarded the Silver medal. Emma has a SL3 classification which only requires her to play Read More

DAVID FOLLET

David Follet is a member of the Devon Racqueteers wheelchair badminton club. The Anders Foundation has just helped David buy a new wheelchair and hope it will help him reach his goal - to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Good Luck David! FROM DAVID: Read More

WIMBLEDON U19 TOURNAMENT 2015

Sponsored by The Anders Foundation

The Wimbledon Under 19 tournament 12-13 September held at the Wimbledon Racquets and Fitness Club, had participants from Denmark, Scotland and England.

Our thanks again to the organizers, Val Andrews a Read More

JAMIE JESSUP - UPDATE

WORLD TRANSPLANT GAMES AUGUST 2015 MAR DEL PLATA, ARGENTINA I'm glad to say I managed to bring home 2 world medals for Team GB this year, a Silver in the singles and a gold in the Men's Doubles! I am so thrilled with the results that I got, words cannot describe h Read More

OWEN KILBURN - UPDATE

4 NATIONS PARA-BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIPS – ENGLISH LEG, SHEFFIELD, JUNE 13TH – JUNE 14TH A quick update on how I got on over the weekend at the Welsh leg of the 4 Nations. I finished 3rd in the WH1 singles and runner-up in the wheelchair mens doubles losing 19-21 Read More

HARRY KEIGHLEY

The Anders Foundation is helping Harry with his riding activities this summer. His Mum writes: Thank you very much for the generous donation you have kindly sent for Harry's riding activities during the summer. He absolutely loves riding and I attach some photos Read More

DEVON RACQUETEERS PARABADMINTON CLUB

The Anders Foundation is supporting the Club with equipment for the 2015 season. Read More