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YOUNG bad­minton play­ers from St He­len’s School, in Hilling­don, will have the op­por­tu­nity to rep­re­sent their bor­ough at the Bal­four Beatty Lon­don Youth Games.

The KS3 fe­males came through qual­i­fy­ing rounds this month to se­cure their place at the games.

On Fe­bru­ary 6, the St He­lens girls con­firmed their place with vic­tory at the Har­row Leisure Cen­tre.

The team will now com­pete at Crys­tal Palace Na­tional Sports Cen­tre on March 24.

The four qual­i­fiers were held over two weeks and saw schools from all across Lon­don bat­tling it out for a place at Crys­tal Palace.

The side will face tough com­pe­ti­tion from the likes of Ban­crofts, from Red­bridge, who earned a sil­ver medal in last year’s tour­na­ment.

Bad­minton is one of 31 sports in the 2015 Bal­four Beatty Lon­don Youth Games, which is Europe’s largest an­nual youth sports event and is driv­ing the legacy for in­creased par­tic­i­pa­tion in com­pet­i­tive sport and vol­un­teer­ing for young Lon­don­ers.

QUAL­I­FIED: St He­len’s School bad­minton team

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