February 2018: Haslingden badminton players compete in county final

Our brilliant badminton players sailed into the Lancashire final after losing only two games to win the Rossendale heat.

At All Saints Catholic High School, Rawtenstall, our team took on Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School, Alder Grange School, Fearns Community Sports College and hosts All Saints.

Our team, made up of William Harding, 12, Edward Taylor, 13, and 14-year-olds Ben Wilson and Tom Corbett played three doubles games and two singles against each of the schools and only lost one singles match and one doubles against a Lancashire County player from BRGS.

Tom, Edward and William all play for Edenfield Badminton Club, which meets at Haslingden Sports Centre.

Tom said: “There were 10 teams that made it through to the Lancashire final in Blackpool and we came third in our group in the county final.

“It was a real challenge because the teams from the other schools were really good.”