Brilliant Badminton: IGSSA Round-Robin Tournament 2022

Last Friday, sixteen of our students headed to Methodist Ladies’ College, where they competed in the IGSSA round-robin badminton tournament!

Despite the muggy weather and some very last-minute team changes, the girls performed admirably and produced some fantastic results.

Our A and C division girls came first, the Bs came a close second and the Ds finished in eighth.

Elouise Parsons and Bronnie Goss were a formidable doubles pair that helped their A team take out the win! The Marra sisters, Abigail and Sophia, along with Maya Zammit, were also part of this winning team.

In this particular competition, each pair plays six games against three other schools in a round-robin fashion, which makes it, unlike any other IGSSA sport!

To decide which students played in each division, trials and training were held over a five-week period in the lead-up to the tournament. This was coordinated by Sarah Morris, Health & Physical Education Teacher, and Kay Terry, Badminton WA Sporting Schools Program Coordinator. 

The result of their hard work and dedication?

Awesome rhythm and timing, perception and anticipation, footwork, communication, and most importantly, teamwork!

Congratulations to the badminton squad, who did the College extremely proud and left everything they had out on the court. A round-robin type tournament does present its own unique challenges, and the girls took it in their stride to play some amazing badminton.

A massive thank you to the coaches who without, the girls’ participation in this event would not be possible. Also, a special shout out to Tom Kendall, Health & Physical Education Teacher, for organising the team on the day of the competition and supporting students throughout the tournament!

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