Take a look at how Suffolk Saxons’ remarkable first season in the AJ Bell National Badminton League has unfolded

Suffolk Saxons' Joel Douse, right, engages in net play with Bristol Jets' David Jones. Photo: Simon

Suffolk Saxons' Joel Douse, right, engages in net play with Bristol Jets' David Jones. Photo: Simon Lee Photography - Credit: Archant

It really has been an exciting ride for fans of Suffolk’s professional badminton side this season – and it is not over yet.

Suffolk Saxons' women's doubles duo of Sarah Walker (nearest) and Julie Finne-Ipsen in action away a

Suffolk Saxons' women's doubles duo of Sarah Walker (nearest) and Julie Finne-Ipsen in action away atTeam Derby on Monday, January 23, 2017. Photo: Simon Lee Photography - Credit: Archant

The Suffolk Saxons were only announced as one of two new teams in the AJ Bell National Badminton League around year ago, but on the eve of their last game of the regular season they are still in with a chance of making the end-of-season showpiece final.

The top two sides play off against each other for the title and any of the sides from fifth upwards in the table can qualify depending on results next Monday, February 6.

The Saxons have the advantage of a home tie against University of Nottingham – also chasing a final spot – and are likely to be roared on by a near-capacity crowd at Ipswich’s Corn Exchange as they look to make their debut season an even more historic one.

Take a look at our timeline below of how the Saxons’ remarkable first season in the NBL has unfolded – then book yourself a seat at what promises to be an exciting clash against Nottingham.


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