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SES Competes in its First Ever Mixed Badminton League

 The newly formed Stamford Endowed Schools mixed badminton teams competed for the first time on Tuesday 23rd September. The new format of the local schools' league requires that each team consist of three boys and three girls, who play singles, mixed and level doubles against the opposition.

Stamford Endowed Schools took their 1st and 2nd teams to Oundle School for the competition. Despite only being able to practise with each other for just a couple of weeks, every student on the Stamford side scored points, helping the 1st team to win at the final score by 22 points. On the 1st team, James Frost and Tweedie Tse captained Derek Cheung, Harry Clarke, Tessie Tse and Vivian Au. A particularly outstanding performance was put in by Tweedie and Tessie, who won all their matches, and Harry Clarke played his first match ever for the Schools.

The 2nd team, captained by Jack Kelly and Rhianne Haworth with Dean Crookell, Matthew Smith, Millie Glover and Becky Taylor, lost their match, but coach Lorna Blissett commended the team, saying; ”The team fought hard in all their matches and showed great determination. They showed great comradery and team unity throughout the event, which created a lovely atmosphere even when working with such a new group.”