New sports club inaugurated

COMMUNITY BACKING... Mayor Cr Kim O'Keeffe inaugurated the new Shepp Feathers Badminton Club at the Shepparton Stadium last Saturday. Photo: Supplied.

A MULTICULTURAL community in Shepparton has formed a sports club to encourage Shepparton’s multicultural residents to develop physical and mental wellbeing, as well as their sporting skills.

Last weekend, Greater Shepparton Mayor Cr Kim O’Keeffe inaugurated the Shepp Feathers Badminton Club at the Sports Stadium with around 125 attendees.

Along with O’Keeffe, Council’s active living manager David Booth, Shepparton Badminton Association secretary John Pettigrew, and Shepparton Malayalee Association secretary Norvin Antony have all thrown their support behind the new club.

Shepp Feathers are a not-for-profit affiliated with Badminton Victoria and they currently have 200 members who play badminton together in an environment that is culturally supportive.

Club executive committee member, Antony Jones said that memberships have been closed due to the high volume of applicants. Memberships will open again after the season end in June 2022.

Until then, the Shepp Feathers will hold weekly coaching sessions for kids, weekly practice sessions for adults, interclub tournaments, and regular competitions for members across all age groups.

To stay involved with the Shepp Feathers Badminton Club, go to their Facebook page www.facebook.com/sheppfeathers or email [email protected]

COMMUNITY BACKING… Mayor Cr Kim O’Keeffe inaugurated the new Shepp Feathers Badminton Club at the Shepparton Stadium last Saturday. Photo: Supplied.