Wotton students come up trumps in Gloucestershire school badminton games
12:51pm Saturday 8th March 2014 in News
WOTTON students wowed at a Gloucestershire school sporting event.
Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School (KLB) was one of four Gloucestershire schools to go through to the next round in the ninth Center Parcs National Schools Badminton Competition.
Organised by Badminton England, this is the largest schools badminton competition in Europe with over 35,000 teams competing.
Teams from KLB competed against athletes from across Gloucestershire in the regional rounds.
Both the KLB year 7, 8 and 9 girls and boys teams and the year 10 and 11 girls team came second place in their groups.
Players from KLB won the year 10 and 11 boys group and will progress to to represent Gloucestershire in the South West Regional Finals on Thursday, March 13 at Exeter University alongside the victorious teams from the other three age groups.
Badminton England workforce officer Chris Corke said "It is brilliant to see so many young people enjoying competing in this great event. It just goes to show why badminton is the most popular racket sport in England.”
The competition is part of the Sainsbury’s School Games, a £128million Lottery and Government funded initiative to build on the legacy of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics by motivating and inspiring young people to take part in competitive school sport.
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