On Tuesday 6 February, our junior and senior girls badminton teams travelled to the Leisure @ Cheltenham Sports Centre to represent Stroud District in the County Badminton Finals. Both teams played four matches against other Districts from the County. Each match comprised of two single games and three doubles games up to 21 points.
Our junior team, featured in the photo on the left below, convincingly won all their games against Deer Park and Wyedean Schools. They narrowly defeated the Stroud High School for Girls team, winning three of their five games. In the deciding match, against an experienced Cheltenham Ladies College squad, our team narrowly lost out, losing four of their games by only a few points.
Our senior team, featured to the right below, duplicated the success of our junior team; winning all their games against Wyedean and Deer Park Schools. They too narrowly won their match against Stroud High School for Girls, three games to two. In the deciding match they faced Cleeve School and unfortunately were defeated, four games to one.
At the end of the day both our teams were presented with runner-up medals in their age groups and so they came away with the knowledge that they arethe second best school teams in Gloucestershire. A great achievement and special thanks must go to Mr S Mc Ritchie for his excellent coaching throughout the year, supported by a number of our sixth-form students and Cath Chevin.