Boys and girls teams at Neale-Wade win county badminton titles

PUBLISHED: 08:30 13 March 2018

Neale-Wade teams win county badminton titles: the girls team.

Neale-Wade teams win county badminton titles: the girls team.

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Neale-Wade Academy students have won both the boys and girls county badminton titles at U16 level.

Neale-Wade teams win county badminton titles: the boys team. Neale-Wade teams win county badminton titles: the boys team.

The annual event was well contested and held at Cambridge University Sports Centre, run by badminton England.

Having qualified by winning the district championship, the boys team beat Ernulf, Comberton and Chesterton in the Group stages before winning a thrilling final 3-2 against old rivals Cottenham.

The girls lost narrowly to Comberton, but won their next three games convincingly against Witchford, Bushfield and north Cambridge Academy to win on points difference.

To win both competitions at this level is a fantastic achievement and is a tribute to the work done both by academy staff and coach Colin Bedford within youth badminton.

The teams will now represent Cambridgeshire in the South East Regional Competition at Thetford Leisure Centre on Tuesday March 20.

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