Posted: Tue, 14 Mar 2023 14:00
Congratulations and thank you to every school that attended the Team Leicestershire U18 Badminton County finals which have been held at Babington Academy during February and March. More schools have engaged in these competitions this year than ever before, meaning we've had to run two separate boys and girls competitions, which is fantastic! The quality of badminton on display both evenings has been outstanding, and all involved have commented on the great sportsmanship across all the teams.
The boys finals were incredibly close, with the top 3 teams all tied in terms of wins and games, they could only be separated by points won. The winners finishing with 120 points, the runners up on 118, and the bronze medallists on 117. Several matches went right down to the wire, eventually ending 21-20 points.
The final standings for the U18 Boys were:
- Wigston College
- Beauchamp College
- Bosworth Academy
- Leicester Grammar
- Iveshead School
There were also some really tight games in the U18 Girls Badminton finals a couple of weeks later. For this competition teams played a round-robin format meaning that got to play all the other teams. Again, all competition managers, school staff and spectators were really impressed by the high-level badminton on display. There was some great tactical play and some clever shots to manoeuvre opponents all over the court. Throughout all the matches there was some fantastic teamwork, especially during the doubles matches. What really stood out was the respect for each other, with many examples of players congratulating their opponent on a good shot.
The final standings for the U18 Girls were:
- Wigston College
- Lboro High
Our thanks to Greg from Leicestershire Badminton Association, Babington Academy for hosting and the staff and players of all schools who competed.
We hope everyone thoroughly enjoyed the occasion and we look forward to welcoming you along to another Team Leicestershire event in the near future.
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