We took a very inexperienced team to Medway Park for a day out at the Medway Mini Youth Games Badminton Tournament. We had just four practices as it is very difficult to practise in our hall with such a low ceiling - we all got too frustrated. However, once at the event, the team really set about learning how to play badminton. At the end of the tournament we had won four matches and lost four, some of them very close ones and finished in 14th position out of 39 schools.
The team were a pleasure to be out with and whilst we were there had a chance to try out some handball skills with some Great Britain under 18 players. They then got to watch a team of five school staff get beaten by just three (international!) players.
You can see some of our players trying out on the video at the following link http://medwaymatters.com/medway-mattesr-select/medway-park-to-hold-international-sporting-event/