Congratulations to our talented Prep School badminton teams who competed in the IAPS National Badminton tournament hosted by Eastbourne College at the weekend. Elissia, Leeya, Leila, and Pia, who were selected to represent St Helen’s, showed real grit and determination as the only female competitors in the tournament.
Elissia and Leeya were too strong for the boys in their group as they progressed to the knockout rounds and played some fantastic badminton to reach the finals. Despite being up against strong opponents, York House boys who were high on confidence after some great wins, the girls smashed the final to clinch victory, 21-16 & 21-18 to become the IAPS National Champions!
Pia and Leila also played outstandingly well, showing resolve and determination in all their matches. They were worthy runners up in the plate competition losing by only 1 point to the eventual winners.
I could not be prouder of our St Helen’s Prep School Badminton team. The determination and energy that all four girls played with at the International Association of Prep Schools National Finals was outstanding. The fact that we walked away with the winner’s trophy was the icing on the cake! Well done to all the Badminton players for getting us to the finals and the amazing coaches at St Helen’s in supporting the girls on their journey.
Mrs Lee, Head of Prep School