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.
Leicester City Badminton Coaching & Development Officer