Saturday 24th August dawned early for members of Birkirkara Badminton Club who gathered at Pretty Bay B’Bugia to put up courts on the sandy beach to organise the first-ever Beach Badminton event in Malta. After so many hours of meetings and preparations throughout the summer, and having obtained the necessary permits beforehand, Birkirkara members went through their job to be ready to “serve off” by 1 am.
A lot of beach-goers and passers-by (even foreigners) joined club members in a morning of badminton fun-play and activities which went through until early afternoon, intermingled with a swim/dip in the waters of the picturesque bay. 3pm saw the start of the various competitions meant for various categories: beginners, youngsters and senior badminton players. In fact Birkirkara players were joined by members from the other badminton clubs on the island namely Msida Arrows, Paola BC and Shuttles BC. There was an atmosphere of fun and unity throughout – a good omen for badminton lovers.
The day came to an end with the presentation of the various trophies/tokens to the winners.
The success of this event could not have been possible without the help of the club’s sponsors: Smart Office Supplies Ltd of Qormi, Go & Fun (natural energy drink) and Polidano Press Ltd. Special thanks goes to Fun’N’Unity, all those who were involved in the organisation of the event and all the participants.