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Sporting Person: CARTER, JUNE, Badminton
Carter Portrait
Type Sporting Person
Person Details CARTER, JUNE
Sport Details Badminton
Member of the Sporting Hall of Fame Yes
Biography A badminton racquet was rarely out of the hand of a young June Carter (nee Turnbull) whose parents were caretakers at the Broadmeadow Showground, the then home of the Demons junior Badminton team.

At the tender age of eight June was already playing alongside her brothers with the Showground Demons and at ten she had won five NSW State titles in two age groups.

In 1958 she paired with June Walsh (nee Smailes) in Adelaide to win the Australian Open Ladies Doubles defeating Australian rep Joy Twining and J Turner. At the same tournament she also won the junior ladies singles.

In 1960 at the Australian Open in Melbourne she repeated her success with Hall of Fame member June Bevan to win the ladies doubles again and also won the junior mixed doubles with Ted Harvey.

In 1961 at Newcastle she was a pivotal member of the only NSW team to this day to win the Ede Clendinnen Shield for the supremacy of Australian badminton.

In 1963 June's careered was capped with her selection in the Australian team to play in the Whyte Trophy series against New Zealand, at first named as a reserve she was rushed into the team to replace injured Novocastrian June Walsh.

On return from New Zealand June was married and celebrated by winning the Triple Crown at the NSW Open Championship.

In the 1970's June returned to National and State tournaments and competed successfully, recapturing her triple crown in 1974. In all June represented NSW on 14 occasions between 1958 and 1979 and was the holder of several Australian and NSW junior and senior titles
Achievements 1958 - Australian Ladies Doubles

1958 - ,, Junior Titles Singles

1960 - ,, Ladies Doubles

1960 - ,, Junior Mixed Doubles

1961 - NSW Team member, Clendinnen Sheild winners

1963 - Australian Whyte Trophey team member

1964 - Triple Crown NSW Open

1958/79 - NSW team member on 14 occaisions

1974 - Triple Crown NSW Open
Carter in Action
Carter in NSW team on the right
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