U14 Boys' Badminton
U14 Boys' District Badminton Winners
On Tuesday 17 December 2019, the Cirencester Deer Park School U14 Boys Badminton team won the Cotswold District Badminton Tournament.
Deer Park and three other local schools - Kingshill, Sir William Romney's and Farmors - played 5 games against each other:
- Seed #1 Singles
- Seed #2 Singles
- Seed #3 & Seed #4 Doubles
- Seed #1 & Seed #3 Doubles
- Seed #2 & Seed #4 Doubles
The games against Farmors were particularly nail-biting as we won by three games to two. At one stage, both schools had 2 games apiece, meaning that the final game was extremely important... Sam K and Riley W won this game 11-10, winning the fixture by 1 point! As the overall winning team, our U14 Boys Badminton team have qualified for the Gloucestershire County Badminton Tournament on Tuesday 4 February 2020.
The team played exciting high intensity badminton throughout. #1 Seed Sam S showed great guile and variety with his advanced shots and won all of his Singles games, allowing the team to go ahead in every match. Our #2 Seed Riley W showed excellent defensive skills combined with effective smashes and clears. #3 Seed Alex D showed excellent overhead drive shots to return the shuttle quickly and pressurise his opponents and Sam K, our #4 Seed, showed superb clearing ability and advanced jump smashes.
Mr Cumming said “This was an impressive performance from the team. They showed excellent determination and wide range of shots to both in attacking and defensive situations. I was particularly impressed with our pupils characters especially against Farmors where the matches were extremely close and required real mental toughness and focus."
Alex D said “It felt amazing to win, especially against Farmors because they were really good and close games. I am really looking forward to the County final in February!”