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Revised session times at Crosfields School from Tuesday 18th April

New sessions times for Crosfields School only- check your invite for your individual details:

 

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Starting from Tuesday 18th April all sessions will now start at 6.30pm and for Mon, Tues and Wed will finish at 8.30pm.

 

Thursday:

Raw Performance 2 session will start at 6.30pm and finish at 8.00pm

Developing & Emerging will continue from 8.00pm to 10.00pm.

 

Friday:

Match play for those involved :

1st session :  Raw Performance 1 and 2: 6.30pm to 8.15pm:

2nd session : Developing & Emerging: 8.15pm to 10.00pm.

Israeli U15 International and U19 International Series Tournaments, 23rd-25th of March 2017

International Success for Alex & Toby

 

After playing singles and doubles at U19

as well as at U15, the boys hard work and effort was rewarded as they fought throughto win the U15 doubles 21:10 21:17 against a pair from Cyprus.

Congratulations on your success!

                       Wycombe U19 Bronze

Gold, Sliver and Bronze medals for Berkshire in the Wycombe U19 Bronze on the 4th of February.

 

Both Gold and Silver medal were courtesy of Berkshire boys in the mixed doubles. After winning all of their matches the number one seeds Mattie Tennant-Smith paired with Gunjan Randhawa (Middlesex) met Toby Dillingham and Serena Farrelly (Surrey) – a last minute pairing - in the final. In a well contested final the number one seeds, [2 years older and higher ranking] managed to secure Gold, with Toby and partner gaining Silver medals.

Earlier, Ben Hudson secured Bronze in boys singles. After getting through his box he narrowly missed out on making the final in a really close semi-final.

U16 Shires League

The U16 county team had a great 14-6 victory over Oxford on 29th January.

Oxford had a couple of England boys but our team were too strong for

them overall and got the match win. All of our boys and girls played

really well and everyone got at least one win. Well done guys!

 

U14s Shires

Our U14s had a tough match recently against Hertfordshire but came away with a very well deserved 10-10 draw.

The Under 14s had a comfortable win against Avon, winning 15-5.  This was a great result especially considering it was the first time the team had played together and that for some it was a Shires League debut  .. Jo Clark

 

 

 

East London U14s

Well done to Ethan who won a Bronze in the Doubles and a Silver in the Singles

Badminton Nationals Competition Sept 2016

Congratulations to Dillon who became National U11s Champion. A great achievement

 

A fantastic result for Lucy who was the Silver medalist and runner up in the U19 Nationals. Lucy also reached the quarter finals in the ladies doubles.

 

 

 

 

 

Well done to all our other players who achieved entry to the National Competition, Adam Weston, Mattie Tennant Smith, Toby Dillingham, Alex Dillingham, Sofie Chong, David Ng, Ivan Tan, Anoushka McIntosh & Luke Weston. Everyone performed really well (most were a year young and still got out of the 1st round box).

 

Berkshire win Silver at U13 Shires League Final

The Berkshire U13’s Shires League (national inter-county tournament) team this seasons did exceptionally well being one of only two teams to win all of their 6 Shires League matches over the season. This qualified them to go directly into the Shires League Finals, held on the 22nd of May at Aldersley Leisure Village (Wolverhampton), along with 7 other county teams. 
 
Exceeding expectations they won their first two matches against Kent (15-5) and Surrey 1 (14-6). In the final they just lost out to a good county team from Hertfordshire - although a number of the games were close and could have gone either way.
 
So a huge well done to the Berkshire U13 Shires League team for winning Silver Medals: Toby, Alex (who were 2nd and 3rd respectively as the players across all counties with the best results in the League), Lukas , Luke , Jolyon , Anoushka, Hannah, Sanjana, Lily and Vidisha. Many thanks and well done goes to coach Scott Ellis for his captaincy of the team throughout the season.

Inter Counties Tournament (ICT 2016)

 

The 2016 ICT was held over 4 days at the begining of April and included 35 English and Northern Ireland counties counties. The event takes place annually at Nottingham University and attracts all of the top junior players including many of the England junior team who play for their counties 

The ICT team for 2016, for the boys, Ben, Tim, Adam, Anthony, Harry and for the girls, Abi, Samantha, Rebecca, Lucy and Nerissa.

The team achieved a good 13th place this year facing some very strong competition this year. Berkshire achieved wins against, Cumbria & Essex in the 1st round, but lost out to Bucks, Herts and Leinster in the 2nd round. We did however finish the competition well to get 13th place wining against Staffordshire, Middlesex and Hampshire in the final round.