Team Leicestershire juniors Tom Cowperthwaite and Hritika Modi were competing in this yearly event for the 3rd time and were joined for the 2017 event on September 3rd by Issy Paterson-Watts and Hritika’s dad Vish! The Friendship Challenge was established in memory of Jonathan, who was a keen badminton player and coach who died tragically in a car accident. The tournament is now part of a programme of events to raise funds to promote badminton and encourage more young people into the sport.
This year’s event attracted a number of mixed teams from Coventry, Birmingham, Leicester and Stratford and included a variety of age groups. After a fantastic day’s competition against some very experienced players, “Team Foxes” collected the trophy as the well-deserved winners!