Full schedule of action on the court for our students

We had a lovely group of players – Alyssa Blacktopp, Sophia Keown, Madison Rihari, Ansariya Nisha, Reuben Dibben, Kole Darling and Clark Fountain – representing Greymouth HS at the recent West Coast Secondary School Badminton Tournament hosted at Westland HS on the 11th May.

Some of our players have attended this tournament before, others were brand new and had only picked up the racket during PE sessions showing some impressive skills. Although the our players were mostly novices against some very talented players from South Westland AS, John Paul II HS, Westland HS and Buller HS who play in the local club competitions they seemed to really enjoy themselves. At tournaments like this with so many games in the day players improve their skills quickly, safe to say all our player chalked up some solid games and flares of impressive skills against much more experienced players. Well done on a great day out team!

All players had the opportunity to play in double and singles games really testing all the players with having multiple games. Both teams worked well and picked some points throughout their games but credit to the other schools with some very talented players on the court.

Thank you to Mr Louie for taking the team away, giving them some well seasoned tips and tricks and being a great supporter of badminton in the school.

Final Standings:

Girls Competition

1st South Westland AS A, 2nd Westland HS, 3rd John Paul II, 4th South Westland AS B, 5th Buller HS, 6th Greymouth HS

Boys Competition

1st Westland HS A, 2nd South Westland AS A, 3rd John Paul II, 4th Westland HS B, 5th Buller HS, 6th Greymouth HS, 7th South Westland AS B