09 Mar 2016
Badminton team qualify for National Finals

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The Hymers College Key Stage 4 girls' badminton team were almost unbeatable at the Nation Schools Badminton Championship at York Railway Institute on 9th March, winning 14 of their 15 games.

Hymers, who won their local tournaments to get to this stage were relentless in their games, unwilling to take a loss. The girls won gold at the end of the tournament beating Sheffield High, Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) and Wensleydale School.

The girls, who were awarded their gold medals by the Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Sonja Crisp, will move onto the national final in Milton Keynes, where they will fight for the national title to add to their growing achievements.

Active Humber PR Officer, Georgie Reid, who was at the regional finals said: "the Hymers girls played exceptionally well, they're great role models for young athletes in the Humber area and show how far school sport can get you."

Longcroft Key Stage 3 boys, St Mary's College Key Stage 3 girls and Wolfreton Key Stage 4 boys also represented the Humber and placed 3rd, 2nd and 4th respectively in their age groups.

The regional round of the Championships was held by North Yorkshire Sport in one of the largest Badminton court facilities in the whole of Yorkshire. A total of 11 teams played on the nine courts in fierce competition to win a place in the national finals.

Sarah Stephenson, Development Manager at North Yorkshire Sport and organiser of the event said: "the Hymers team played so well, but they weren't unchallenged. The young athletes today all displayed great skill and talent for badminton and they are all credits to the sport and their schools. We wish everyone good luck at the national finals."