Doug Gill Trophy

Formerly known as the “Newcastle Closed”, the Doug Gill Trophy is a Hunter Badminton members’ only competition… and it also doubles up as our annual club championships.

The event was re-named back in 2005, after the unfortunate passing of one of our most well respected and long serving members – Doug Gill.

Doug was a competitive player on the court, however it was his kind hearted nature, unselfishness behavior and overwhelming commitment to the club and juniors that made him a local legend.

This event hosts all five badminton’s disciplines – MS, WS, MD, WD and XD and offers 4 grades – A, B, C and D.

This is the one event of the year that you want to win!

Winners not only collect items such as – trophies and prizes but all our champions get their names placed on the Doug Gill Trophy perpetual honor board.

This honor board is displayed at the end of our hall and provides bragging rights for the elite of each division, for years to come….