South Fore­land build up mo­men­tum in tour­na­ment

Bad­minton

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

IT was a day of mixed for­tunes for the Folke­stone young­sters who rep­re­sented South Fore­land in the Kent un­der-15 ju­nior in­ter-re­gional tour­na­ment at Can­ter­bury.

South Fore­land’s open­ing match was against Med­way, a team packed with county play­ers and al­though they lost all of their games, the Folke­stone play­ers gave a good ac­count of them­selves. Greg Dewey and Daniel Len­nox Kay went close to win­ning the boys’ dou­bles.

South Fore­land’s sec­ond match was against Tun­bridge Wells, who won 5-2. The two vic­to­ries came from Ryan Nash, South Fore­land’s Kent un­der13 sin­gles cham­pion and Nash and Deanna Hills in the mixed pairs.

North Fore­land were their next op­po­nents and South Fore­land slipped to a 4-3 de­feat. Dewey part­nered Nash to vic­tory in the boys’ dou­bles and South Fore­land also won the mixed dou­bles games.

By the time they faced Or­p­ing­ton in their fi­nal match, South Fore­land were gain­ing con­fi­dence and pow­ered to a 6-1 vic­tory.

South Fore­land team man­ager Frank New said: “With sev­eral of the team too old next sea­son, the club will need to start de­vel­op­ing its younger tal­ents now in prepa­ra­tion for 2011.

“There are sev­eral boys likely to fit the bill but the prob­lem will be find­ing and de­vel­op­ing the younger girls who at the moment are in short sup­ply.

“Any girls who en­joy games and sport are wel­come to visit South Fore­land Bad­minton Club any Satur­day morn­ing.”

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