Often children are concerned about playing tournaments - getting started in can be tricky if they are worried that the don't have the experience to go straight into a Circuit, or even a Forza tournament.
Colchester & East Essex Badminton Federation have had the excellent idea of running a 'Level 1' tournament. Level 1 events are aimed at school or club players with limited competitive experience. Entries will not be accepted from previous winners or pool winners at 2* events or anyone that has played in national age group tournaments (Gold, Silver, Bronze). Entries are based on school years instead of U13/U15/U17 so children are more likely to be competing with players their own age.
Entries close on Friday 15 January, so if this sounds like a good opportunity for your child to get a taste of competitive play, then please download the entry form.