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Junior Player of the Year Award
The North Foreland Junior Player of the Year Award
This award is for a junior that has helped “over and above” to promote badminton
for juniors, encourage them to play and then to play to the best of their
ability. This is on a voluntary basis in their own free time.
2016 Winner Rachel Napier
Rachel has been working with new and young players in the Thanet Area.
Rachel’s teacher commented “This season she has led her team to win the Kent
School Games U16 competition” “As the team captain she began taking on some
coaching, encouraging and motivating her players to follow the path she was
taking and improve both their game and their tactical understanding.” This was
done in free time on a voluntary basis.
Junior League Results
Herne Bay A 5
Herne Bay B 5
Manwood A 2
Manwood B 1
The league restarted in the 2014-2015 season.
This season was won by Herne Bay A, they keep the trophy they won last year.
The Manwood teams are still some of the younger and newer players since many of
their older players have graduated to senior badminton.
We were pleased to see Racqueteers rejoin the league after a break and managing
to play some games too. Falcons however, are striving with a very young team and
if they continue, will no doubt be returning to the top of the league as they
were a few years ago.
The junior league is picking up pace, and hopefully all teams can play each
other both home and away in the 2016-2017 season.
These clubs are encouraging other junior clubs to join the league for the
Click for 2015-16
season's Falcons Cup results
Juniors Considering Joining League
Linda has put together an information and guidance sheet
for juniors who may be considering playing in a non-junior club / division of
the NFRBA league.
JUNIOR INTER REGIONAL
TOURNAMENT 2016 Results
year we were able to field 3 teams: 2 in the U19’s category and 1 in the
The teams consisted of
NF U19 A: Ethan, Fern, Georgina W, Morrison (captain), Rachel and Tom
NF U19 B: Andrew (captain), Georgia D, Georgia P, Goldy, Li and Oscar
NF U15: Abby, Adam, Alyssa (captain), Amy, Anna, Callum, Christopher and
Harry - AKA the “A team Girls.”
The teams all looked united in their matching polo shirts (once a few were
swapped around) and quickly gravitated to the courts to knock up.
The first clash was North Foreland U19’s A versus B. There was not a forgone
conclusion as after 2015, the A team were not taking a win for granted. The
strength and experience of the A team showed though and they won the tie.
The U19’s NF A beat NF B 7-0, Beat Orpington 5-2 but lost to Tunbridge Wells
5-2. The addition of Rachel and Tom to the A team were worth noting. Rachel
soon showed determination and Tom was focused on winning. Ethan, Fern,
Morrison and Georgina put on their usual strong performances and got through
some tough ties with key wins.
NF B lost to NF A 0-7, Tunbridge Wells 0-7 and Orpington 0-7 but the scores
do not show the number that went to three ends or the number that ended 21
-18 or 19. This is a young team, several players are only just 16 so the
experience will stand them in good stead. The addition of Goldy and the 2
Georgias undoubtedly strengthened the team. Andrew and Li knew what to
expect from having played in 2015 and this showed and helped plan the
pairings. Oscar had to move up an age group. All played well and stood up
well to the highly experienced opposition.
The U15’s beat Orpington 5-2, Medway 4-3 but lost 4-3 to Tunbridge Wells
finishing 2nd overall and conceding the final game following an injury. One
of the games worth noting was a nail biting girls’ doubles that was so close
and hard fought, others came to watch from all over the hall. Well done
Alyssa and Amy for winning it. The addition of Adam, Anna and Nathan this
year make me optimistic for the 2017 team with them in it.
For the 1st year, 3 of the U19’s represented the area in the senior IR too.
Well done to all players.
Previous tournament results