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No Business Like Snow Business Part 2 : U12 2nd Team Vs Yorkshire  posted 18 March 2018

For the afternoon match of this double header, once again the Warwickshire parents battled poor driving conditions to enable this match to go ahead, thank you. 

As they should do, Yorkshire took our 2nd team very seriously and played their full 1st team with an additional boy and girl.  The final match score was 18-2 to Yorkshire, with Warwickshire picking up both rubbers against their 2nd boys doubles pair.  It was clear that the 2nd team has developed their play this season, which bodes well for next year.  Yorkshire complemented them on their play and their tenaciousness, they never gave up.

Warwickshire have been the only County to have two U12 Shires League teams, it has been a tough season for the 2nd team, but I am very pleased with how they have developed and played.  Well done to everyone who has represented the 2nd Team.

The team was Lauren, Saanvi, Shayni, Simran, Aaron, Harry, Oscar, Rishi, Tanush.

 Match report submitted by Tim Ward.

No Business Like Snow Business Part 1 : U12 1st Team Vs Yorkshire  posted 18 March 2018

This looked like a match that would no go ahead when we awoke to snow on Sunday morning, but with the usual fantastic support of parents, the U12 First Team set off to Derby for the match against Yorkshire.  Thank you again parents.

This was a very high quality match played by two committed and skilled teams.  We shared the Mixed Doubles, Boys Singles and Boys Doubles, and just lost out 3-1 in both Girls Singles and Girls Doubles to give an overall match score of 12-8 but it was close enough to have gone either way.  There were many excellent games played with impressive maturity which made overcoming the weather worthwhile. 

Well done to the 1st Team for qualifying for the Shires League Finals in 4th place.

The team was Ella, Emma, Keerti, Lucca, Aaryan, Alex, George, James and Oli.

Match report submitted by Tim Ward.

Thank you to the WSBA U12 travelling parents and coaches - Sunday 18th March 2018.  posted 18 March 2018

Dear Parents, 

I hope you all enjoyed the matches today and all got home safely.  

I just wanted to thank you all for making the matches possible today, it was not looking very good at all at 7:00 this morning, but you all showed your commitment and support of WSBA by making the journey, despite the weather. 

John Ellis, Yorkshire’s Coach, has also asked me to thank you for your support of the match and passed on his congratulations to you all for 2 excellent matches, played with great spirit and determination. 

Thank you. 

Regards  Tim Ward

WSBA Under 12 Age Group Coach

U12's 2nd Team v Buckinghamshire - Sunday 11th March 2018  posted 15 March 2018

The U12 2nd team faced a tough Buckinghamshire side on Sunday.

Buckinghamshire took all 4 mixed and it was a sign of things to come. Saanvi had an exciting 3 setter in her singles but lost out in the end. The final rubber of the match saw another close 3 setter but again Buckinghamshire’s experience showed in the end.

The team all played well and learnt a lot and even after a tough match we couldn’t keep them off the courts!

Well played Saanvi, Simran, Riddhi, Lauren, Rishi, Oscar, Alex and Aaron.

Match report submitted by Shamira Naidu-Young.

Another successful BE Tournament for WSBA players - WMPC U13 Bronze - Sunday 4.3.18  posted 05 March 2018

The future is looking very bright  for some of the much younger WSBA players...

Ella won Bronze in the girls singles.

Venus won Gold in the girls singles and Silver in the girls doubles with Lucca and Lucca also won Gold in the girls singles Plate.

Hollie won Silver in the girls singles Plate.

Ruby won Bronze in girls singles Plate.

George and James won Bronze in the boys doubles.

Saanvi won Bronze in the girls singles Plate.

Akash won bronze in the boys singles Plate.

Congratulations to all of the WSBA players who took part in this Tournament.


Under 12 Second Team Battle Hard Against Dominant Berkshire  posted 04 March 2018

Susanna, Aaron and Tanush made their Warwickshire debuts, as the U12 second team took on a very strong Berkshire team in the Shires League.  Seven of the nine Warwickshire players were Under 11s, one was an Under 10, playing against a very experienced team of Under 12s, and despite battling hard, they were beaten 20-0.

Warwickshire are the only County with a 2nd team in U12 Shires and the team has been given a tough draw, playing against 5 counties in the top 8, so there have been many tough days, but we hope that, long term, the learning from this season will benefit the players.  However, all the players tried to take on board coaching and change their games throughout the match and there were some encouraging performances.  The match also reminded the team that doing the basics very well, such as serving and returning, can put the opposition under pressure and win you a lot of points.

Well done to Anoushka, Riddhi, Simran, Susanna, Aaron, Avnish, Oscar, Rishi, Tanush for showing resilience on a tough day.

Match report submitted by Tim Ward.

WSBA BE U15 Bronze - Saturday 3rd March 2018  posted 03 March 2018

This Tournament was nearly a victim of the atrocious weather conditions yesterday but even with approx 1/3 of the players withdrawing from the Tournament it still went ahead.

There were quite a few WSBA medallists across all of the events -

The photo attached is of Nishka and Jessica winning the Silver Medal in the girls doubles - well done!

Kavya won Gold in the girls singles and Gold in the girls doubles partnering Megan and Silver in the mixed doubles with Jason.

Megan also won Gold in the Mixed Doubles partnering Adarsh and Silver in the girls singles.

Sana won Bronze in the girls singles and bronze in the mixed doubles with her partner Jack.

Jason won Silver in the boys doubles with his partner Izaak from Buckinghamshire and Silver in the mixed doubles with Kavya.

Ella and Lauren won Bronze in the girls doubles.

Kaylah was 4th in the girls doubles with her partner Sophie from Berkshire.

Congratulations to all players who took part in this Tournament and to your parents for braving the weather conditions. 

Thank you to Jay and Paul for organising before the day and having to re draw the Tournament the night before and to Jon and Ranbir for helping to run the Tournament. 

A big thank you to Nikki and Peter Baxter for looking after Café Shuttle during the day and cleaning up and packing everything away ready for us to collect.

NMBL Primary Under 12s Strike Gold Again in NMBL Primary  posted 01 March 2018

The first team arrived at Sheffield in first place for day 2 of the NMBL Primary, but knew that they would have to perform at their best to fend off the challenges of Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.

In the Group games, the 1st team took four victories 10-0 against Yorkshire 1, Leicestershire 2, Derbyshire and Cheshire leading them with a play-off against Nottinghamshire for victory on the day and overall.  This was their toughest match of the day, Notts fielding one of the top U12 girls in the country.  The final was marked by some excellent matches, with good play by both teams, but Warwickshire prevailed 8-2 to win the Gold.  Congratulations to all of the other counties for making two days of excellent badminton and player development.

Well done to Ava, Ella, Keerti, Lucca, Venus, Alex, George, Jacob, Krish, Rishi.

Match Report submiited by Tim Ward.