03.11.15 - Badminton Team Wins Junior Team of the Year at Awards Ceremony

Local sporting heroes, including our KS4 girls’ badminton team, were recognised for their outstanding sporting achievements at a local annual sports awards, celebrating the best in Erewash Borough.

Georgia Stevenson, Sara Marriott, Lauren Nutty and Molly Watling triumphed in the ‘Junior Team of the Year’ category for their astonishing success, which began way back in December 2014 when the team won the Erewash District badminton competition.

Success in the district competition gave the team automatic qualification for the Derbyshire Schools Finals in February. Having romped to success at this, the team progressed to the regional finals, being crowned East Midlands Regional Champions in March. In May the team competed at the Center Parcs UK National School Badminton Championships. From an opening role call of 6,400 school teams and 36 on the day in the finals, the team finished an extraordinary seventh overall.

And the story continues. Hot on the heels of their success at the Erewash Borough Council Sports Awards, the team has now been short listed for the Derby Telegraph Sports Awards, which take place at The Roundhouse, Derby College on Thursday 12th November 2015. Good luck to all!