Following the Covid19 outbreak, badminton was suspended for parts of 2020 and 2021. Thankfully, we have now returned to play, following government, Badminton England guidelines and respecting the rules of our host, the Kensington Leisure Centre.
Currently, sessions are for members only, pre-booked, and played in bubbles of 16. Once government restrictions are lifted, due in July, we will be able to get back to fully normal sessions; will then welcome visitors again and will also resume coaching.
Black Lives Matter – LYC totally supports the objectives of the global Black Lives Matter campaign. Discrimination and violence against people of colour anywhere in the world is appalling, as is the disproportionate impact coronavirus has had on BAME communities. We remember that the gay rights movement was born at the Stonewall Inn, New York, in June 1969, when, led by Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera (black & latino trans people), gays rioted and fought back against the authorities who were persecuting them. As Marsha said “How many years has it taken people to realize that we are all brothers and sisters and human beings in the human race?” Sport has a great power to bring people together, and we will continue to strive to provide an inclusive supportive safe community at LYC where everyone can thrive.