May 15, 2015 by Carole Spencer
Under 12ys Team Travel to York and get Silver Medal!!!
6 boys and 6 girls travelled to York to take part in a singles and doubles tournament on the Saturday and a team tournament on the Sunday.
What a weekend of badminton, all the players did themselves proud trying their hardest against some tough opposition. Five out of our six girls are under 11 and will be eligible to play in this event next season, they played the hearts out and never stopped trying all day. Tamsin did well getting through to the Quarter finals as did Tom but unfortunately losing to the more experienced opponents. In the doubles event it was fantastic to see all 3 boys’ pairs reaching the semi-finals. Unfortunately Tom and Danny came up against the number 1 seeds, the boys played well, but lost the game to a very strong pair. The second semi was an all Leicestershire affair partnerships of Owen and Tom v Luke and Rowan, a nail biting match for everyone, Luke and Rowan came out as winners and then had to take on the number 1 seeds, the lads worked hard and gave them a good game but lost 21- 15 So ended up as silver medallists. Tom, Danny, Owen and Tom all received Bronze medals.
Day 2 was the team tournament, all fired up the team got off to a flying start, taking the first 2 matches against, Yorkshire 2nd and Cheshire. The 3rd match was against Yorkshire 1st which they knew would be tough, the managers really had to get their thinking caps on to try and win this match, and they were so close but lost the match 4-3. The next 3 matches all went our way which gave the team a well-deserved Silver Medal.
It was a great achievement as 7 of our players will be eligible to play in this age group again next season.
The Team :
Sophie Watson, Tamsin Betts, Emma Thornley , Tilly Dale , Emily Gallacher and Eve Durrance
Rowan Clark, Owen King, Danny Beynon , Luke Hoult, Tom Williams and Tom Patterson – Watts .
Team managers – Mark King and Anthony Clark