School Sport: Four Coopers Coborn teams to represent Havering at badminton finals of London Youth Games
PUBLISHED: 10:00 09 February 2018
Youngsters progressed from regional qualifiers to reach next stage
Four Coopers Coborn teams will represent Havering in badminton at the finals of the London Youth Games after winning through from the regional qualifiers.
The Coopers squads reached the regional qualifiers after success at the Havering schools competition in November.
The Key Stage Three girls’ team comprised of Jessie Collier, Lily Cole, Maddie Roberts, Alice Atkins and Francesca Montefusco.
In their first match against Eastbrook of Barking & Dagenham, the Coopers team recorded a 5-0 win.
Next up were Chace Community from Enfield, with Coopers again winning 5-0 to reach the finals of the London Youth Games.
Lucia James, Charlotte Fransham, Robyn Hodges, Lily Wiltshire and Yolana Welch made up the Key Stage Four girls’ team.
Against St Angela’s of Newham, the Coopers team were able to pick up a 5-0 success.
Up next were Alexandra Park of Haringey, with another 5-0 win for the young Coopers squad to reach the finals later this year.
The Key Stage Three boys’ squad comprised of Liam Purton, Anthony Weingarten, Patrick McLean-Tattan, Henry Hammond and Bradley James.
In their first match against Chislehurst & Sidcup of Bexley, Coopers were able to win 5-0.
Willowfield of Waltham Forest were next up for Coopers, who again won 5-0 to reach the London Youth Games finals.
Thushar Jitesh, Neo Wren, Alex Chau and Daniel Hawkes were the members of the Key Stage Four boys’ team.
The Coopers squad took on Chislehurst & Sidcup in their first match and were able to triumph 5-0.
Their next match against Stepney Green from Tower Hamlets was a much tighter affair, with Coopers winning 3-2.
With the tie riding on the final match, Coopers were able to hold their nerve to triumph and, with it, secure safe passage to the London Youth Games finals.
“Congratulations to all the teams. The next round will be a massive step up in standard and I am looking forward to seeing the Coopers teams all doing well at the London finals in a few weeks,” said coach Amanda Austin.
The badmintion finals of the London Youth Games take place at the Redbridge Sports Centre on March 20.