4 days, 20 courts, 32 teams and 321 players, the U18 Inter Counties Tournament (or ICT as it is better known) is the Badminton England competition highlight of the year.
Based in the Easter holidays teams descend on Nottingham for 4 days of competition, beating drums and blowing air horns and playing badminton as hard and fast and cleverly as they can. Wiltshire’s squad got to experience University Halls of Residence and made friends with many counties across the UK - it was as great a tournament for socialising, as it was for performance. Wiltshire’s team spirit shone throughout and was often supported by other counties, in particular Avon and Devon who became supporters cheering on Wiltshire matches - and which Wiltshire returned sitting on the side lines of Avon and Devon matches and offering support.
Samantha Bunyanm 29/04/2019
Many thanks to Samantha for organising the team and the logistics, and to Henry and Raymond for their coaching support, and to the players and parents who have made Team Wiltshire and Wiltshire County Badminton Association very proud well done all.
Om Sikaria wins two Golds in Swindon
Om Sikaria entered the Swindon and Distract Badminton Association Junior Championships on Saturday 27th April, winning Gold in both Boys’ Singles and Boys’ Doubles in the U11 category.
The tournament consisted of 5 doubles and 7 singles games. Om had a challenging start in the singles final losing the first end, however showed great resilience and determination, turning the game around to win the last two ends in a nail-biting finale!
Well done Om!
Emma Lewis 29/04/2019