Our Fourth Form Badminton Team competed in the National Schools Championships Finals on Sunday April 17 2016.
700 schools entered the competition, with just nine schools reaching the last stage so to make the national finals was a highly impressive result.
The boys started the group stages with an impressive 5-0 win over Laurence Jackson School. They then faced a tough match against Reading School, which they lost 5-0. Reading School, however, went on to win the competition without losing a game. During the interval, the boys enjoyed the opportunity to rally with former Olympian Anthony Clark.
In Round 2, the boys had two extremely close matches against Tapton School and The Coopers' Company and Coborn School to finish sixth overall and exceed their initial seeding. The boys played in a very sporting manner throughout the entire tournament and thoroughly deserved their success.
The team consisted of Leon Zhu, Arin Mital (Year 8), Oliver Medley, Mike Catt and Tom Chambers.