Secondary Badminton Competition

15 Nov Secondary Badminton Competition

The Havering Schools Badminton competition took place at Hornchurch Sports Centre on Wednesday 14th November and Thursday 15th November. It was the girls on Wednesday and boys on the Thursday. On each morning it was the year 7/8/9 teams competing and then the turn of the year 10/11 teams in the afternoon.
As it happened it was a clean sweep for all four events with Coopers being the winners in each competition.

The first event to take place was the combined year 7, 8 and 9 teams. There were 9 teams taking part. The competition started with three groups of three and then progressed to knock out rounds giving all teams a final position. The Coopers A team of Amelia Ngooi, Isabella Uzal, Chloe Brand and Ruby Foley were unbeaten and took the top spot. In the afternoon 7 teams competed in the older girls event. This time the competition started with two groups and again progressed to knock out rounds and a final. This time Coopers A had to play Coopers B in the final and despite the B team winning one rubber it was the A team of Chloe Taylor-Downes, Ella Madle, Grace Griffiths and Evie Smart  who were crowned champions.

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The first event on the Thursday was the biggest competition with 10 teams taking part. Again two groups played out before cross over semi finals and further matches took place. Yet again it was another one two for Coopers with the A team of Patrick McLean-Tattan, Simon Hill, Connor Bailey and Henry Hammond victorious.

The last event was the older boys. Coopers A dominated all the way to the final. The other half of the competition was much tighter with Campion edging out Emerson Park A literally by a couple of points to reach the final. Despite Campion’s strongest endeavours the Coopers team of Liam Burton, Alex Chau, Callum Cheung and Anthony Weingarten took the title.

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A really good couple of days of badminton and a great experience for many having their first test of competitive play.