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Badminton club makes a racket with new sporting equipment

The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) has provided the Cowal Badminton Association with funding towards new sporting equipment following its latest round of Community Fund awards.


Founded in 2017, the SSC Community Fund provides valuable funding to groups that promote health and wellbeing within their local communities. Nominated by John Stirling, Vice President of the club and Marine Operative at SSC’s Ardyne site at Toward, Cowal Badminton Association received a £250 donation to cover the costs of rackets and shuttlecocks for their new practice nights. 

Cowal Badminton Association was founded almost 100 years ago, arranging competitive badminton tournaments and providing coaching to young people and adults in the local area. The club plays a vital role in bringing the community of Dunoon together by offering weekly social events that are inclusive to all. 

Development Coordinator at the Cowal Badminton Association, Craig Anderson, said: “The funding from The Scottish Salmon Company has enabled us to purchase new rackets and tubes of shuttlecocks, which our members will be able to use. We hope this will remove a barrier to new members joining, as they will no longer have to provide their own equipment. On behalf of the team, we thank the Scottish Salmon Company for its kind donation.”

Su Cox, Communications and New Business Development Director at The Scottish Salmon Company, said: “The Scottish Salmon Company is committed to supporting local communities where our team live and work, particularly those which share our values of promoting health and wellbeing. We hope our donation to the Cowal Badminton Association will encourage more people to take part in the sport.”