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FAN Celebrates Badminton Success


I would like to congratulate all my teams for their success at the Norfolk School Championships.


After becoming North Norfolk Champions my U14 & U16 Girls & Boys headed to Dereham for the Norfolk County School Championships. 


All played exceptionally well but although the u14 Girls beat Springwood & St Clements they found it difficult against the favourites for the tournament Neatherd. The Boys beat Neatherd & St. Clements but again could not overcome the favourites KES. 


The U16 Boys were just too strong for the teams they came up against Aylsham and St Clements, unfortunately, Downham Market failed to show and therefore our boys were crowned Champions with two 5-0 wins booking their place in the Regional Finals in March with ease. 


The U16 Girls were the team of the tournament. Having to play teams from Aylsham, Hammond, Springwood and the favourites for the title Thorpe St Andrew. This was a team effort with each player having to play their part to help win their matches. When they beat Springwood (a team with County players) 3-2 in their first game it gave them the confidence to take on Thorpe in the next match. A team also with County Players. With the scored at 2-2 it all came down to the final game and all the pressure was on Maddie Curl and Ella Scallan. 


When they finally won the game it felt like they had won the tournament but they had two more teams to beat before they could be crowned Champions. This they did with ease winning both games 5-0.


Excellent day and the pupils were a credit to the school. 


Mrs Price