A coach from Stamford is over the moon after being given an award by Badminton England.
Gordon Young, of Waverly Place, Stamford, has received the English Badminton award for long-standing exceptional service to the sport.
Gordon, who has been coaching in the Stamford area since 1972, said: “I’m very pleased as I’ve never heard of it being given to anyone else.
“I came here with the air force in ‘72 and I’ve been coaching for years. Anyone who has picked up a racket around here has probably had something to do with me.”
Gordon still coaches at Stamford Endowed Schools and has trained many county players over the years. He says he loves the sport as anyone can play and it is particularly suitable for families.