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First match away against Staffordshire U18

Worcestershire U18 AWAY V Staffordshire U18
Sunday 29 October 2017

As all County Junior Shires league matches, the away fixture at Staffordshire required the usual four girls and four boys for the team.
The fixture being at the end of the half-term week provided normal team selection with several absentees. Eventually with only 48 hours to go a team was finalised. But not for long. With less than 24 hour a sprained ankle mean we were now down to three girls. So with only three girls Staffordshire were already 4-0 up, as no player the games were conceded. Luckily Staffordshire found an extra girls who kindly agreed to play for use (even thought the points would not count) and it was hr birthday. So happy Birthday and and a big thank you to Shruti Deshprender.

So Worcestershire’s U18 away fixture saw not only a age young team but an experienced young team. Most parents had travelled to spectate and encourage they child to play well. The final score of 18-2 does not unfortunately give you a true picture of the 6 games that were closely lost with 17, 18 and 19s. IF these games had of gone our way, it would have made the final score so much closer.

All of the mixed pairing when stepping on court had never played together before, certainly not under match conditions. But each mixed pair worked hard together and communication between the couples was flowing.
Singles. The boys found it a little harder than the girls. Their rallies were longer and each point was fought for and well deserved, unfortunately the crucial shot going Staffordshire’s way. The girls for the majority of games closer results and saw Emily C, give Worcestershire their first game. GO Emily C……..well played and fantastic determination. Sophie played well moving the opponent around but missing out on the winning shots. Emily M did herself proud, returning to county juniors and with almost no match experience, thrown in at the deep end, way to go Emily and thank you.
Moving on the the level doubles. Ethan and Charlie played extremely well together, narrowly losing 19 and 19 to their equal pair. Well played the two of you. Matt and Zak for their first time on court together facing the first pair of Staffordshire a strong and positive first outing where they grew in confidence ready for the second pair. Their game against the second pair saw Worcestershire’s second win. Well done Matt and Zak.
Sophie and Emily C, again a new pairing saw respectable scores but unfortunately the oppositions experience paid off.
A special thanks go to Emily M who relatively new to the county stood up to the challenge and also moms and dads for taking on the M5 roadworks.

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June 2017 – Junior Badminton Tournament

June 2017 - Junior badminton tournamentJunior Badminton Tournament on Sunday 25 June 2017

This tournament is about giving young badminton enthusiasts somewhere to compete in badminton. In some cases young players have been playing badminton with family, joined a small club but have not yet had the opportunity to find out how good they are. Well on Sunday 25 June 2017 they can strut their stuff on court. They can compete against other young players of the frame of mind. They can put in to practice what they have learnt. They may win some, they may loose some, in some cases there may even be tears,but they will play to win.

june 2017 - junior badmintno associationWorcesterstershire School Badminton Association is supporting the tournament. There will be medals for each age group. There will be many coaches in the room and players from junior clubs across Worcestershire. Players who enjoy their experience and/or do well may want to take their game to the next level. There are clubs locally that may fill that need and/or the local Performance Centre (West Midlands Performance Centre), backed by the sports governing body Badminton England. If the young badminton players who participate are keen then they may want to train a little harder and join the Junior Badminton County scene. The Junior County trials are set for Sunday 16 July 2017, full details are TBC.

Full details of the Junior badminton tournament on Sunday 5 June 2017 can be found HERE. Aong with a poster for your school and an entry form for the tournament.

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