Clenchwarton juniors with Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteer Harry Preston, left, and sports leader Jess Lewis.

BADMINTON: Clenchwarton Primary after-school badminton club finished their season with a fun games session including pirates,’throwmington’ and killer.

Over the last six weeks, coach Janis Baker has run a competition between the children, comprising two groups with eight children in each playing seven games to 15 points. 

Narrowly missing out on a semi-final place in each group were Jake Mallet and Samuel Tennant.

Fletcher Wenn and Ethan Beech, who won all seven games in their groups, played the runners-up from the opposing group in the semi-finals. Wenn was 13-all with Ben Tennant but took the last two points to reach the final.

Alice Wenn made a lightning start in the other semi-final and Beech had to dig deep to pull level. But it was Wenn who pulled ahead again to win 15-9 and secure a final against her older brother. It was the older sibling who won family bragging rights, with Fletcher winning 15-10. Tennant won the play-off for third place, beating Beech 15-14.

Trophies were awarded to the first three with the Most Improved Player of the Season, based on good behaviour, attendance, attitude towards learning and enthusiasm, going to Beech.

The after-school club starts again on September 9. For more information about junior badminton in the area, visit the www.janisbaker.co.uk website.

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