Congratulations to everyone at St Mary’s Aces Badminton Club!
We have had yet another successful year at our Monday evening coaching sessions at Radcliffe Riverside Sports Centre. Our 6 o’clock early session of coaching has had 29 members and our later club night at 7 o’clock has had 24 players.
We are very proud of our junior players who played in the Greater Manchester Junior League. This year we entered two teams in the year 8 and under league and one older team in the year 9 and over.
Our older team of Adam, Harry, Aimee and Jasmine, won their division of the league. The younger A team Lauren, Dominic, Carys and Joe had fantastic matches and they won their division too. Our younger B team of Bradley, Jake, Bethany and Heidi with Jack and James reserving for us, played very well in their final matches with some very close results. We are hoping to build on their success next year in a very enjoyable junior competition.
Also, our school team of year 5 and 6 pupils have won the Bury Schools Badminton League. We have had a fantastic season playing matches home and away against other Bury Schools. We finished the season unbeaten to win the Badminton trophy and all players received medals and certificates. Ethan won the Sportsmanship award where children from the other schools voted for him to get a special award for his fair play and court etiquette.
A fantastic achievement by the whole team!
For the first time this year, we entered the Hawks Junior Badminton Tournament. Jasmine and Lauren finished as runners up in the final against 2 Lancashire players. Well done girls!
A big thank you to Mr Dominic Melia and Woodlands Child Care who have agreed to sponsor us and provide a new kit to replace our old badminton shirts.
The school’s PTA is also providing us with sporting equipment, which we are very grateful for.
Thank you to Mr Heaton and staff at school for their continued support and to Mr Christopher Travis for continually updating our website.
The last junior club night of the season will be on 30th June 2014. Sessions will return on 1st September 2014.
Next season we are looking to:
- Run family badminton sessions, starting on 1st September from 7pm - adult(s) and child(ren) year 5 and above
- Compete in the Greater Manchester Junior League
- Compete in a new league, the East Lancashire Junior Badminton League
- Organise a Club Tournament
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you happy holidays and a big thank you for your support this year.
Mrs Travis, Dave, David, Anne Marie and Jayne