Badminton team Suffolk Saxons announce 17-year-old Fee Teng Liew as latest player to join squad
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Suffolk’s professional badminton team will travel to Loughborough on Monday with a new face among their ranks after signing up another new player.
The Saxons have added 17-year-old Fee Teng Liew to the team ahead of the fixture in the AJ Bell National Badminton League (NBL) next week.
The teenager from Milton Keynes, who has played badminton since the age of seven, has won medals in junior categories at the European Championships, was a semi-finallist in the Senior National Championships aged 15 and was selected for the U19 World Junior Championships in Peru last year.
Anthony Clark, head coach for the Suffolk Saxons, said: “Fee Teng is very talented, she’s small but explosive and what she lacks in height she makes up in speed and determination.
“She’s a very good defensive player, aggressive and certainly one to watch out for.”
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Liew joins the team after its first ever win in the NBL at home to Surrey Smashers earlier this month. The Saxons are second after two fixtures in the six-game league.
The club is laying on free travel to the away game against Loughborough Lightning on Monday.
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The Saxons have also announced a new partner to help them raise the profile of the game in Suffolk.
Suffolk Sport, the county sports partnership, has produced a community development plan to ensure there are appropriate opportunities for people to play badminton in Suffolk, be that at school, in a leisure centre, village hall, club or part of a performance centre.
Ben Jackson for the organisation said: “It was great to see Suffolk Saxons perform so well in their first home fixture and record a win in front of an enthusiastic Saxon crowd. Our aim is to use this momentum to inspire people to get involved in the sport, be that recreationally or competitively.”
Tickets are on sale for the Saxons next home fixture at the Ipswich Corn Exchange on 5 December, via the box office www.apps.ipswich.gov.uk or by calling 01473 433100.