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B&NES Schools U14 and U16 Boys Badminton Winners 2014

The U14 and U16 boys badminton teams fought off strong competition from Beechen Cliff, Broadlands, Chew Valley, Norton Hill, Wellsway and Writhlington to take the B&NES Schools U14 and U16 Boys Badminton Winners titles.

The U14 ‘A’ team of Adam Squires, Alfie Prescott, Zak Elley, Max Davis and Jack Bardzil showed great skill and determination to finish top of their group and then go on to win the final match against Wellsway to take the title.

The U14 ‘B’ team of Patrick Fountain, Dillon Pike, Louis Walton, Scott Taylor and Jacob Cross also did well, finishing in third place overall.

The U16 team of Joe Prescott, Ben Richards, Paddy Haresnape, Max Workman and Theo Box were undefeated in their event, beating several county level players from Norton Hill and Writhlington on their way to taking the title.

Ralph Allen School will be representing B&NES at the County Finals of the West of England Sainsburys School Games with the ambition of reaching the South West Regional Finals in March next year.

Mr Hancock, badminton club coach at Ralph Allen, added “Our U14 and U16 players have really worked hard and made excellent progress this year. They have all performed exceptionally well in the National Championships and taking both of the B&NES titles is a superb achievement.”