Students make a racket in the world of sport

Year 8, 9 and 10 students from Albany excelled in yet another sporting competition this term. Students, many of whom were competing for the first time, took part in the Chorley Schools Sport Partnership annual badminton competition.

The under 14 competition which was held at St Michaels secondary school brought together some of the best young sports stars in the district. Albany were present with the largest number of students competing in the boys and girls key stage 3 category.

The girls all played a round robin including singles and doubles matches. Albany A team reached 2nd place and have silver medals and Albany B team came 3rd and have bronze medals. The boys who competed in the same format achieved made it through semifinals with A team making through to the final before eventually be beaten in a closely fought final with St Michaels.

The key stage 4 girls produced equally good results two days later to finish second overall in the under 16 tournaments and with the under 16 boys still to play their tournament it is believed that all our teams can be highly successful in the district competition. 

Year 9 student, Amelia Chorlton, performed excellently in her first ever competition and said, “it was a really good competition and I am proud of how we did. It was tough but definitely worthwhile and I am looking forward to competing again.

Year 8 student, David White, shone during the competition winning the majority of his games in both the singles and doubles format. David, who plays recreationally at David Lloyds said, “I was honoured to represent Albany. I beat some great players along the way to our team reaching the final and was delighted to win all but one of my games. I am proud of our achievements and look forward to playing competitively again in the future.”

PE teacher, Mrs Milburn who coordinated the students involvement in the competition, said “All the boys and girls did Albany proud. They played so well against some strong teams. Albany were the only school to have both an A and a B team for both boys and girls in this event. They were superb and they thoroughly deserved their medals.”