Search

Sports enthusiasts from Norfolk school celebrate winning badminton championship crown

Fakenham Academy’s badminton teams (Under 14s and Under 16s Boys and Girls) all achieved success at the recent Norfolk County School Championships. Picutre: JACKIE PRICE

Fakenham Academy’s badminton teams (Under 14s and Under 16s Boys and Girls) all achieved success at the recent Norfolk County School Championships. Picutre: JACKIE PRICE

Archant

A group of hard-working sports enthusiasts are celebrating after scooping their place in the county’s regional finals.

Fakenham Academy’s badminton teams (Under 14s and Under 16s Boys and Girls) all achieved success at the recent Norfolk County School Championships. Picutre: JACKIE PRICE Fakenham Academy’s badminton teams (Under 14s and Under 16s Boys and Girls) all achieved success at the recent Norfolk County School Championships. Picutre: JACKIE PRICE

Fakenham Academy’s badminton teams all achieved success at the recent Norfolk County School Championships.

Held at Dereham Sports Centre, the Under 14s Boys and Girls went up against Springwood, St Clements, and Neatherd High School. Both teams finished runner-up in their groups.

Teacher Jackie Price said: “As both teams have only played badminton for two years this is a great achievement.”

Fakenham Academy’s badminton teams (Under 14s and Under 16s Boys and Girls) all achieved success at the recent Norfolk County School Championships. Picutre: JACKIE PRICE Fakenham Academy’s badminton teams (Under 14s and Under 16s Boys and Girls) all achieved success at the recent Norfolk County School Championships. Picutre: JACKIE PRICE

The Under 16 Boys went up against Aylsham and St Clements and were crowned champions.

This means they were able to book their place in the regional finals, which take place in March.

“The team of the tournament however were the Under 16 Girls,” said Mrs Price.

Fakenham Academy’s badminton teams (Under 14s and Under 16s Boys and Girls) all achieved success at the recent Norfolk County School Championships. Picutre: JACKIE PRICE Fakenham Academy’s badminton teams (Under 14s and Under 16s Boys and Girls) all achieved success at the recent Norfolk County School Championships. Picutre: JACKIE PRICE

“Having to play teams from Aylsham, Hammond, Springwood, and the favourites for the title Thorpe St Andrew, was not going to be an easy task.

“This was to be a team effort with each player having to play their part to help win their matches.

“With their confidence high they [ensured] their title of Norfolk county school’s champions.”

Mrs Price, who started a lunchtime badminton club nearly a decade ago, said these results were due to the hard work and dedication from all the players since they started in Year 7. She joked that promises of a meal after matches may have kept them going.

“Wanting to practice regularly, having fun whilst playing, and making friendships has made them the players they are today,” she said.

“My Under 16s have played badminton for just over four years, and now in Year 11 it is great to see them achieve the success they deserved.”

Presently Mrs Price has more than 50 pupils playing badminton each week at the after-school club held at Fakenham Academy.

The teams have also won many other titles, including the Norfolk schools league championship.

Speaking previously about her players, she said: “I would like to thank my pupils for the effort and commitment they have put in over the years and hope they continue with their success and thanks to parents and the school for allowing them the time to attend the games and competitions.”

Other news

Yesterday, 17:20

More than 2,000 hours when ambulance crews could have been responding to other calls in Norfolk were lost due to delays in handing patients over at A&E last month.

Yesterday, 16:03

An 83-year-old dog walker was attacked from behind and murdered in a savage knife attack carried out by a man with a strong desire to kill strangers, a court was told today.

Yesterday, 15:28

Norfolk police are appealing for witnesses after a hunting offence involving a group of dogs took place across farm land in Stiffkey, near Wells.

Yesterday, 14:40

Nearly 700 adults and young people with learning disabilities could be missing out on essential annual health checks because they have not registered their disability with their GP.

Most Read

Yesterday, 06:00

When doctors told her she had just months to live, Norfolk grandmother Liz Johnson and her family were devastated.

Read more
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Yesterday, 15:28

Norfolk police are appealing for witnesses after a hunting offence involving a group of dogs took place across farm land in Stiffkey, near Wells.

Read more
Norfolk police
Yesterday, 14:42

A prolonged period of “bitterly cold” weather is on the way for East Anglia with day time temperatures staying below freezing.

Read more
Weatherquest
Yesterday, 11:18

A jury has been sworn in to try a former soldier accused of murdering a dog walker in Norfolk woodland.

Read more
Norwich Crown Court

A burglar who targeted empty homes in North Norfolk to steal jewellery and valuables worth more than £40,000 was called a “menace” by a judge, who jailed him for four years.

Read more
Norwich Crown Court

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 6°C

min temp: 0°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Fakenham and Wells Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter