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Team Leicestershire Badminton

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About Team Leicestershire Badminton

School Sport Association Lead – Carole Spencer

Email – spencer5525@btinternet.com

The Team Leicestershire Badminton County Finals were held at Babington Community College from 27th Feb-2nd March 2017. The winners and runners up were:

  • Key Stage 3 Girls - Winner = Loughborough High School, Runners Up = Newbridge High School
  • Key Stage 3 Boys - Winner = Newbridge High School, Runners Up = Manor High School
  • Key Stage 4 Girls - Winner = King Edward V11 College, Runners Up = Leicester High Schol
  • Key Stage 4 Boys - Winner = Ashby School, Runners Up = Babington Community College

The winning teams will now go on to represent Leicestershire at the Regional round of the National Schools Competition, at Loughborough Leisure Centre on 16th March 2017.

View the photographs taken at the Finals by visiting Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport's Facebook page!

For all information regarding Team Leicestershire Badminton, please see the attached Team Leicestershire Badminton Booklet.

Also below, you will find the Leicestershire Badminton Association 2017 newsletter, packed with all things badminton and well worth the read.

National Success for Leicestershire's Badminton Juniors

Leicestershire's junior badminton players have recently completed their most successful season ever, with teams at all 4 junior age groups reaching the Finals of the annual Shires League, which is the most prestigious team event in the junior competition calendar. This league sees counties from all over the UK field teams of 4 boys and 4 girls at U12, U14, U16 and U18 who then compete throughout the year in regional groups with the top 8 counties contesting Finals Day at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

With Finals Day for each age group being held throughout May, the U18 team finished the season in 8th place while the U12 youngsters, some of whom are as young as 9, improved on this to end the season in 7th place. Having faced a very tough group round which saw losses against top teams Yorkshire and Warwickshire, the U16 team did fantastically well on their Finals Day to improve their overall finish from 10th place to 6th

With just the U14 team to play their Finals, hopes were high that they could finish even higher, having been unbeaten throughout the season and lying in 3rd place in the League table going into the last day's play. They beat Cheshire 15-5 in Round 1 before winning a very close rubber against Hampshire which saw the teams tied 10-10 on games won, with Leicestershire going through to the last round by just 2 points! With just Yorkshire left to face, the team repeated their group stage 13-7 victory of earlier in the season, this time winning 12-8 to take the title for the 2016/17 season – a truly historic win as this is the first time a Leicestershire team at any group has lifted the Shires League title!

Looking good for the future as well, the under 11yrs Primary Midway team won Silver in Yorkshire.

Congratulations to all the players!

2016-17 Team Leicestershire Badminton County Representatives

Under 14yrs County Team: Won 20 - 0 v Derbyshire

Under 16yrs County team: Won 19 - 1 v Worcestershire

Under 18yrs County team Won 12-8 v Derbyshire

Under 17yrs North Midway team in 1st place after the first leg.

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