LSBA Secondary Schools Finals

The results of this year’s LSBA Secondary Schools League Finals are as follows:

17 March 2015 U/14
Boys Region 1 Loughborough Grammar A 4 Girls Region 1 Loughborough High 5
Boys Region 2 Babington College 4 Girls Region 2 Leicester High 3
Boys Region 3 Kibworth High 4 Girls Region 3 Kibworth High 2
Boys Region 4 Ibstock 4 Girls Region 4 Newbridge 6
Winners Loughborough Grammar A 5 Winners Newbridge 5
2nd Place Kibworth High 3 2nd Place Loughborough High 3
3rd Place Ibstock 5 3rd Place Leicester High 6
4th Place Babington College 3 4th Place Kibworth High 2
18 March 2015 U/16
Boys Region 1 Loughborough Grammar A 8 Girls Region 1 Woodbrook Vale 7
Boys Region 4 Ashby 0 Girls Region 2 Sir Jonathan North 1
Boys Region 2 Babington College 1 Girls Region 3 Beauchamp College 7
Boys Region 3 Beauchamp College 7 Girls Region 4 Market Bosworth 1
Winners Beauchamp College 7 Winners Beauchamp College 4
2nd Place Loughborough Grammar A 1 2nd Place Woodbrook Vale 4
3rd Place Babington College 6 3rd Place Sir Jonathan North 4
4th Place Ashby 2 4th Place Market Bosworth 4
19 March 2015 U/18
Boys Region 1 Loughborough Grammar A 8 Girls Region 1 Loughborough High 8
Boys Region 3 Groby 0 Girls Best 2nd Leicester High B 0
Boys Region 2 WQE A 1 Girls Region 2 Beauchamp College 3
Boys Best 2nd Loughborough Grammar B 7 Girls Region 3 Leicester High A 5
Winners Loughborough Grammar A 6 Winners Leicester High A 5
2nd Place Loughborough Grammar B 2 2nd Place Loughborough High 3
3rd Place WQE A 8 3rd Place Beauchamp College 7
4th Place Groby 0 4th Place Leicester High B 1

Greg Howes

Leicester City Badminton Coaching & Development Officer

Chair, Leicester City Community Badminton Network

Match Secretary, Leicestershire Badminton Association

Match Secretary, Leicestershire Schools Badminton Association

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It’s an All Knighton Fields Final

Forty four children from four primary schools, Catherine Juniors, Knighton Fields, Stokes Wood and Thurnby Lodge, met recently to contest the third Leicester City Community Badminton Network badminton tournament of the season at Rushey Mead Secondary school.

Stokes Wood entered the first ever year 3 squad to play in these events and gave an excellent account of themselves despite not reaching the later stages. In the quarter finals Thurnby Lodge were represented by five pairs, Knighton Fields by two pairs and Catherine Juniors by a single pair. Top seeds Tom Platzer and George Blount from Knighton met Catherine Juniors top pair and trailed early on by 3 points. However, the Knighton pair rallied and won comfortably in the end. In the other semi final Knighton’s Troy Bradley and Malachi Phipps had a tremendous battle against Dylan Talbott and Milan Bilimoria from Thurnby Lodge edging them on the final point of the contest, and producing an all Knighton final.

In the final Platzer and Blount lived up to their top seeding by producing some fine attacking badminton and beating fellow school mates, Bradley and Phipps by 11-5.

Greg Howes

Leicester City Badminton Coaching & Development Officer

U13’s Match Report Leics V Yorkshire 1

U13 Shires League Inter-County Match Report

Leicestershire vs Yorkshire 1

15th March 2015

We knew this wasn’t going to be an easy match as Yorkshire have so many players to choose from but our kids had fighting spirit and wouldn’t let that put them off.

Mixed doubles

Mixed doubles first, Leicester came out with fighting spirit. Our 4 pairs went on knowing that this was going to be hard we played all of our first games unfortunately losing the 1st 3rd and 4th pairs to York but Ollie and Jess Rodgers had to be the highlight as both York and Leicester had won 1 game each it all came down to the 3rd game they were doing so well as it was 19-19 and then it got into the 20s 22-22, 23-23 as it got to 24-23 our players just lost out and it was unfortunate win to York 25-23.

Boys singles

Our players had to shake the mixed off them, and come on to the boys singles, first was Harry and Rowen against the Yorkshire top Seeds they did everything they could to win, unfortunately Harry came off losing the first and second games 21-11 21-12 to York. Rowen kept on fighting but it just wasn’t enough as this boy was very strong. Next up Ollie and Joe, Ollie went on having a quite tough boy he did all he could as he always has a fighting spirit in him to try and win every point he can. Unfortunately Ollie came off having lost 21-13 and 21-17 to York. Joe also had a tough game playing against a strong boy he unfortunately lost too 21-15 and 21-14.

Girls Singles

Can the girls do any better Tamsin and Izzy went on first as Jess R and Jess A had just come off from a hard mixed, hopefully we can get a win. Tamsin had a great game and fought her best and finally we have a win, with the score of 21-12 and 21-19, well done tamsin! Izzy in her first County game came out fighting hard but lost 15-21 and 6-21. Jess and Jess fort hard against there 1st and 2nd seeded players but unfortunately lost.

Boys Doubles

Harry and Ollie played both pairs trying to get revenge from the singles unfortunately these boys were a good pair and Harry and Ollie despite trying their hardest and not giving up, lost in a close game.

Rowen and Joe also played both pairs also trying to get revenge but these boys were also a good pair as they lost 21-10 and 21-15 to the first pair and 21-13 and 21-8 to the second pair.

Girls doubles

Jess and Jess went on trying to beat them this time round these girls were just too powerful and had lots of energy to keep going as so did ours but our girls unfortunately lost 21-14 and 21-16 to York that was the first pair. Second pair close games as it was another win to York losing 21-11 and 22-20 to York. Hope fully Tamsin and Sophie can win these 2 matches yes another win to Leicester as Tamsin and Sophie won against the second pair 21-19 and 21-13 to Leicester they also played against the strong pair and did so well to get 19 points off them 21-19 to York and 21-12 to York.

At the end of the day Leicester lost 18-2 but our kids did so well to get 2 games of them as they were so strong a very good fight and the team should be very proud.

U13’s Match Report Leics V Warks 2


Sunday 1st March Leic v Warwicks 2 at home

Players: Jess Rodgers, Jess Allen, Sophie Irvine, Tamsin Betts

Harry Claire, Ollie Brown, Rowan Clark, Joe Goodenough

First up was mixed doubles; Harry and Jess A won their first game 21/18 and their second 21/12. Ollie and Jess won their first game 21/14, the next one was lost 22/24 but they came back in the third game to win 21/12. Rowan and Sophie won 21/11 and 21/15, as did Tamsin and Joe 21/7 and 21/9.

Next up was the boy’s singles. Harry won his games 21/12 and 21/15, Ollie also won his games 21/17 and 21/17. Rowan and Joe both had to play 3 games but made comebacks in the third. Rowan’s result was 21/19, 17/21 and 21/19 and Joe’s – 21/5, then losing 16/21 and making a comeback of 21/2.

Up next was the girl’s singles. Jess Rodgers lost 9/21, 5/21, Sophie also lost 13/21 and 19/21. Jess Allen won 21/10, 21/7 and Tamsin won hers 21/14, 21/11.

Boy’s doubles were next and Harry and Ollie were first, they won 21/18, 21/11. Rowan and Joe lost their game 13/21, 9/21. Harry and Ollie won their second match 21/15, 21/15 as well as Rowan and Jo winning theirs 21/10 and 21/11.

Finally it was the girl’s doubles, Sophie and Tamsin won the first match 21/13 and 21/9 but lost the second despite making a comeback in the second game – 15/21, 21/19, 11/21.

Jess R and Jess A lost their first doubles 14/21, 21/15 and 15/21 and won their last match 21/14 and 21/6.

Overall Leicestershire were the winners beating Warwickshire 15/5.


A great days Badminton for the under 11yrs team .

The under 11yrs travelled to Sheffield this weekend to compete in the 2nd leg of the Primary Midway League.
They were standing in 4th position after the first league held in Nov. What a great days Badminton !!!

And what a difference 4 months makes , all the players have improved so much and after fighting hard and playing really well all day managed to come a very creditable 2 place.

They won matches v Yorkshire 8-2 . Cheshire 2nd team 8-1 . Cheshire 1st team 7-3. Derby 6-4 and had a very exciting match against the even eventual winners Warwickshire ending in a 5 all draw ,unfortunately loosing by 6 points, therefore just missing out on the medal places, ending 3rd overall .

We all agreed that the whole team deserved a great big pat on the back , they never stopped trying all day.

The team are looking forward to their next match v Warwickshire on April 19th. They are a lovely bunch of players and pleasure to be with.
The Team was : Owen, Luke, Ayush , Lewis , Tilly, Eve, Emily, Emma and Sophie.

Amie Hoult Team Manager