Ferndown Upper School are East Dorset Badminton champions after beating Queen Elizabeth and Canford School teams, and are now through to the county finals.
The doubles and singles tournaments took place on 2 December and resulted in Ferndown collecting medals in both the boys’ and the girls’ categories.
Individual highlights included Abi Wheetman winning her singles game 22-00 against a very tough opponent. Brad Cummings and Oli Osbourne won their close encounter against a Canford School doubles pair 22-20. Beth Fry and Matt Dobree-Carey remained undefeated throughout the competition.
The students, all in year 10, did themselves and the school proud with their attitude and determination, particularly because the majority of competitors in the East Dorset Badminton Championships were a combination of year 11 and 10 students.
The girls played two games against QE School, which they won 5-0 and 4-1. The boys also beat QE 5–0 and had a very tough match against Canford School, with Ferndown Upper winning 4-1 overall.
The Ferndown students through to the county finals are: Ben Davis, Brad Cummings, Oli Osbourne, Elliot Honnywill, Matt Dobree-Carey, Abi Wheetman, Marta Jakubowska, Beth Fry and Laura Letchford