Future stars dig deep to earn badminton bronze

Colne Junior Badminton Clubs youngsters show off their bronze medals from the Inter Performance Centre Badminton tournament
Colne Junior Badminton Clubs youngsters show off their bronze medals from the Inter Performance Centre Badminton tournament

Colne Junior Badminton Club’s next generation entered the Inter Performance Centre Badminton Tournament and came away with a bronze medal.

The third team, including players aged between 11 and 14, were entered in to Division Two of the competition held at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester and exceeded all expectations.

Tired and exhausted after eight matches, which equated to almost six hours of non stop badminton, Hannah Jacks, Ahmad Afzal, Zaki Afzal and Ruairi Sweeney showed that the club’s future is very bright.

As a satellite club, attached to Manchester Performance Centre, Colne’s junior players were up against teams from Performance Centres across the country, and some extremely talented opposition.

Two teams also entered division one and performed exceptionally to get within touching distance of qualifying for the final with only a few points making the difference when finishing second in both groups.

The club now starts training for next year’s tournament. Junior club members can put their names down and hope to be selected for these training sessions and the teams for next year.