Medals at National Schools Badminton Championships

 Our Under 14 and Under 16 boys’ and girls’ teams took part in Badminton England’s National Schools Championships Finals last weekend. Hosted at the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes, this was Pate’s first year of fielding teams for this competition, with excellent results.

The U16 girls’ team took Silver medal at the event. Three of the team are Year 10, so they are already looking forward to returning and taking

on the challenge again next year. Our U14 team, comprising of two Year 7s, a Year 8 and Year 9 student, finished 4th after a very tense and close play off.

The boys’ teams similarly really enjoyed their final challenging games, with the U14s placed 4th and the U16s finishing 6th respectively.

Congratulations to all of our players – for all four of our teams to finish within the top 6 schools in England is a remarkable achievement.  Our thanks to Badminton England for running such a professional two days of tournaments, and to all the teams we played throughout the competition; it has been a fantastic experience for us all.  We look forward to building on these successes next year.