Jane Webster

Jane Webster married name Jane Sutton is a retired English badminton player noted for her strong and consistent shot-making. Though competitive at a world-class level in singles, her greatest success came in doubles competition.

Jane Webster
Medal record
Representing  Great Britain
World Games
Silver medal – second place 1981 Santa Clara Women's doubles
Representing  England
World Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Kyoto Women's doubles
Uber Cup
Silver medal – second place 1984 Kuala Lumpur Women's team
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1978 Edmonton Team


She won the 1980 IBF World Championships in women's doubles with Nora Perry. The same year they also won the 1980 European Badminton Championships, and in 1981 they captured the All England Doubles title. Webster and Perry were silver medalists in defense of their title at the then triennial World Championships in 1983. She won the English National ladies doubles title in 1978-79 with Gillian Gilks and the 1981-82 and 1982-83 titles with Nora Perry. Webster also won the English National Ladies Singles title in the 1981-82 season, her best in singles which included victories in the Dutch Open and the Indian Masters Invitation. Webster shared the Japan Open Ladies Doubles Title in 1982 with Nora Perry. Her last major title before retiring was the 1984 Indonesian Open ladies doubles crown, again, with Nora Perry. She represented England 85 times in international team matches.

Major achievementsEdit

Rank Event Date Venue
World Championships
1 Women's doubles 1980   Jakarta, Indonesia
2 Women's doubles 1983   Copenhagen, Denmark
European Championships
2 Ladies Singles 1978   Preston, England
1 Women's doubles 1980   Groningen, Netherlands
2 Women's doubles 1982   Böblingen, Germany
All England Open
1 Women's doubles 1981   Wembley Arena, Wembley, London, England