End of season finals for Uphill youngsters
BADMINTON - THE junior section of Uphill Badminton Club held their keenly contested end of season tournament with over 90 children from five to 17 years taking part.
THE junior section of Uphill Badminton Club held their keenly contested end of season tournament with over 90 children from five to 17 years taking part. The presentations were conducted by Caroline Poole, with help from Grant Kelly, who was last year's junior sports person of the year, and presented by Dave Bickell from the Weston Mercury on behalf of the Howard Group. The Howard Group make this end of season celebration possible by their sponsorship, which provides the trophies that give the children a pride in their achievements and considerable encouragement for the future. The club's junior section is one of the largest in the South West, with 97 children coached during the season. This season, Kate Robinson, Caroline Higgins and Emily Walker have represented the club in the Avon County Junior teams or squads and two-thirds of the senior club's league players have come through the junior section. Group Winners and runners-up trophies for singles were presented to - winners: Oliver Mathew, Lucy Robinson, Lily Spurling, Jack Pattison, Adam Caulfield, Lauren Rickwood, Hallam Bickell, Abbi Rickwood, Victoria Look, Luke Morgan, Kate Robinson, Pryanka Sinthal, Peter Ratcliffe, Scott Booth, Grant Kelly, Tom Higgins.Runners-up: Courtney Edwards, Lucy Loud, Nina Miles, Alistair Robinson, Daniel Caulfield, Jack Rickwood, Megan Quantick, Georgia Wood, Maya Willis-Fry, Maceij Swierczy, Summer Devereux, Hannah Quantick, Harry Grace, Emily Look, Kaylee Davey, Sean Booth, Uday Vemulapalli, Andrew Potts, Sonny Topham. Group winners and runners-up trophies for doubles were presented to - winners: Daniel Caulfield and Josh Crumnack, Matthew Gilmore and Max Bretherton, Abbi Rickwood and Anna Bickell, Luke Morgan and Daniel Brearley, Pryanka Sinthal and Emily Look, Billy Fear and Martin Brearley, Caroline Higgins and Grant Kelly, Sonny and Taylor Topham.Runners-up: Max Bretherton and Paul Fletcher, Jack Rickwood and Ben Eades, Victoria Look and Chloe Palmer, Brendan Cooper and Hallam Bickell, Kate Robinson and Felicity Pritchard, Harrison Whitehouse and Sean Booth, Billy Fear and Emily Look, Rachel Harding and Robin Curry.Certificates for 100 per cent attendance: Max Bretherton, Caroline Higgins and Emily Walker. Trophy for the most improved girl player under 10 years: Anna Collins. Trophy for the most improved boy player under 10 years: Owen Miles. The Roy Curry Cup for the most improved boy player under 13 years: Daniel Brearley. The Roy Curry Cup for the most improved girl player under 13 years: Georgia Wood. The Caroline Shield for the most improved girl player in club all ages: Kate Robinson. The Brown Shield for the most improved boy player in club all ages: Sonny Topham. The Poole Cup for the Sports Person of the Year: Tom Higgins.At the end of the presentation, thanks were given to Mary Palmer, Lynn Pope, Mark Edwards, Paul Edwards, Tom Higgins, Robin Curry and Grant Kelly in recognition of all their coaching throughout the season. The children and parents presented Caroline and John Poole with flowers and gifts, for all their hard work and help throughout the season. NORTH Somerset Mixed Badminton League, Division 1: Fry's A 8, Nailsea and Yatton A 1; Mark A 2, Uphill A 7.Division 2: Pill A 8, Uphill B 1.Division 3: Clevedon Feathers B 7, Pill B 2; CBC@Backwell 6, Nailsea and Yatton B 3; Fry's B 6, Pill B 3.Division 5: Chew Valley B 5, Portishead B 4.Division 6: Uphill E 4, Wedmore 5; Nailsea and Yatton D 2, Redwood Lodge 7.Men's League: Mendipway 1, Wyvern 5.