Photo Credit: Badminton England President of Yonex Mr Hayashida the Championship.

Arena Birmingham recently marked its 25th anniversary of hosting the prestigious Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships.

Following five days of badminton action earlier this month (14 – 18 March), the Championship’s Chief Executive, Adrian Christy, and the President of Yonex, Mr Hayashida, were each presented with a commemorative gift from the Arena.

Phil Mead, Managing Director for NEC Group Arenas said: “We have a fantastic relationship with Badminton England, and to be in our third decade of hosting what is the world’s oldest badminton tournament, is a phenomenal achievement for both venue and the city of Birmingham. These Championships continue to be a highlight in our sporting calendar, and I look forward to their return in forthcoming years.”

The 2018 Championships will return annually to the venue until at least 2021.

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