Well done to the 16 young ladies from AGGS who took part in the badminton fixture last night vs Alderley Edge. The games were very competitive which some good rallies and the competitive atmosphere was friendly and fun.
In the Under 14s group lots of games were very close and high scoring. AGGS beat Alderley Edge 5 games to 4 in round 1 and the scores were reversed in round 2 with Alderley Edge winning 5-4, making this round a tie at 9 games all. There was a great match between Anusha and Lauren ending 20-22 and Samyu and Amy ending 21-19.
In the under 16s and under 18s age groups the results were less close with AGGS winning 18 games to 0 and 12 games to 0 with impressive performances from Maariyah in the singles beating her opponent 21-1 and Olivia and Sophie in the doubles beating their opponents 21-4.
The girls will continue to train on Monday nights down at Altrincham Leisure centre and anyone else interested in joining our team should come down too. All the information and dates are on the notice board at school. All rackets and coaching provided for £2.
This afternoon AGGS took on Flixton, Lostock, Stretford, and Sale Grammar in the first round of the National Schools Badminton Championships at Sale High School.
We had two U14s teams which were lavanya, Anusha, Jahnavi, Samyukatha, and Alicia in the A team and Neave, Dristi, Harshitha, Nam, and Charlotte on the B team.
The two U16s teams were Natasha, Priya, Aisling, and Raavi on the A team and Georgia, Olivia, Maariyah and Sophie on the B team.
All teams played well with some outstanding performances.
Both the U16s teams were unbeaten scoring maximum points in their competitions. The A team beat Sale grammar 55:6, and beat Stretford 55:3. The B team beat Flixton 55:15, Stretford 55:13 and Sale Grammer 55:7. This meant that they had to play each other in the final! AGGS A team won 53:49 but both teams will go through to the next round. The U16s TeamU16s A team Winners
In the U14s competition the B team came third place over all after beating Lostock, but just missing the mark against Sale Grammar. The A team beat Flixton and Stretford putting them top of their group. They played Sale Grammar in the final and beat them 55:39. These two teams will also go through to the next round.
Years 7 and 8, and Years 9-11 will then alternate weeks. (6 courts)
Year 7&8 dates
Year 9-11 dates
These changes have been made due to the volume of players turning up on a Monday night and should therefore allow more space and more game play. If you have your own racket, please bring it so there are enough to go around.
Please remember there is a £2 cost to cover the hire of the courts.
The U16 and U14 North West Regional round of the National Schools’ competition was held today at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.
Both teams had qualified for this competition as Greater Manchester winners in a previous tournament.
U16 team played 3 matches. They beat Newman Catholic School 5-0 and beat Queens’ School, Chester 5-0. They went into their final match against Kirby Grammar School,knowing that if the won they would qualify for National Finals, but it wasn’t to be!!! After the first round of matches we were winning 2-1. We needed to win one of the two remaining matches to win. Both games were exceptionally close. We lost both games 15-14!!! It could not have been any tighter. Unfortunately this loss meant we had not qualified for the National Finals. The girls were devastated as they were so close to success. They had done really well, though, as 2 year ago, playing the same opposition hey had finished 3rd.
The U14 team were also playing at the same venue. They played 4 matches.in their first 3 matches they beat St Bede’s School, from Lancashire 5-0 : beat Greenbank School, Merseyside 4-1 and beat Queen’s School, Chester 4-1.
The team went into their final game against Queen Elizabeth School, Cumbria knowing that if they won the match they would qualify for the National Finals, in May, at the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes.
The won the game 5-0 so had made it!!!!
Congratulations girls, you won the tournament, won a gold medal and qualified for National Finals – how good is that?
Congratulations to the U16 ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams for their performance in the Greater Manchester round of the National Schools’ Badminton competition which was held at the Amaechi Centre which is part of Whalley Range High School.
Both teams won their sections and then their quarter and semi-final matches against schools from all over Greater Manchester.
They then met in the final which the ‘A’ team won 5-0.
It is an amazing achievement to have two teams in the final, such is the strength and depth at this age group at school at the moment.
The girls have received a certificate and a gold or silver medal.
The ‘A’ team now go onto represent Greater Manchester in the North West semi-final. They will be trying to win that competition to reach the National Finals again. Good luck girls.
Mrs finch would like to thank Mr Garrod and Mr Weaver for their continued support. They give up their time on a Monday to help coach the team players and they both supported the teams at this tournament. Thank you.
The U14 ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams had qualified for the Greater Manchester county final as winners and runners-up, respectively, of the Trafford Schools’ round.
Both teams were initially in sections of four. The ‘B’ team won two games but lost one 3-2. This placed them runners-up in their section, which unfortunately did not qualify for the semi final. They were the only ‘B’ team in the competition and played some excellent badminton.
The ‘A’ team won all their section matches 5-0, their semi final 5-0 Kingsway School and then the final against Holy Family College 5-0. Winning the competition now qualifies them for the North West Regional Final.
Well done to all who played for such good results.