Badminton Players Represent School in National Finals
08 May 2017
Ashby's winning boys' badminton team travelled to Milton Keynes for the National Badminton Finals.
The under 16s team of Marcus Kilby, Harry Clare, Joe Goodenough and Kieran Evans faced tough competition against the best eight schools in the country.
Back in September, more than 8,000 schools entered a team.
The boys won their first game by five straight matches but unfortunately lost their second game winning two of the five matches.
This put them in contention to play for 4th, 5th, and 6th place. They played extremely well, however they lost both games, again by very tight margins, winning two of the five matches.
PE teacher Heather Scullion said: "Our Ashby boys are the sixth best team in the whole country! Incredible!
"I was massively proud of how the boys conducted themselves throughout the whole competition. They displayed superb sportsmanship and were true ambassadors of our school."
During the day, the boys also got to meet Olympic badminton champion Anthony Clark who gave them some top advice on how to develop their game.