HEREFORDSHIRE Badminton Association organised a trip for 16 teenagers, made up of tournament winners and promising young players to the All England Badminton Championships in Birmingham.
They were given a tour of the Arena, and two hours coaching by George Bevan, England Junior Coach.
The accompanying coaches were also given a number of tips to put the youngsters through their paces in the future.
After the coaching session Gail Emms, Olympic Silver Medallist and World Champion came to meet everyone and brought along her medals for the youngsters to hold.
She also answered some well-presented questions from the group.
Emms has recently retired and now promotes badminton around the country with the aim to produce Olympic medallists at the 2012 games.
Unfortunately, this year at the All England there were no English finalists and China made a clean sweep of the whole tournament.