St Margaret's badminton joy

Picture of the 2011/12 Mini Youth Games badminton winners, St Margaret'sPupils at St Margaret's Junior School are celebrating victory in the Mini Youth Games (MYG) badminton competition.

They won a nail-biting competition ahead of their nearest rivals from Tunbury Primary School, with both schools undefeated during the day-long competition. In the end, St Margaret's took the title having won four more games during the day.

Around 200 boys and girls from 22 Medway primary schools took part in the latest event of the 2011/12 MYG series, staged at Medway Park in Gillingham on Thursday, 24 November.

Each school played 10 matches during the day, with each match comprising a boys, girls and mixed doubles game.

Other winners on the day included Hoo St Werburgh who were voted by the volunteer umpires and fellow schools to receive the Fair Play prize. Allhallows Primary School finished in third place, also taking the title of Best Placed Small School ahead of Wainscott who finished in fourth position.

Picture of Elise Wells and Oliver Mears, the best boy and girl at the MYG badminton 2011/12 Oliver Trythall from Miers Court Primary School and Elise Wells from St Margaret's were named as the boy and girl players of the tournament, each receiving a racket donated by Medway Badminton Association.

The third round of this year's MYG competition was supported by volunteer leaders from Robert Napier and Rainham Mark schools and the Medway Badminton Association. The Games series is supported by the Medway Messenger newspaper.

The MYG is a multi-sport programme of events run through the school year for all Medway primary schools.  It forms part of the Medway Games series organised by Medway Council’s 2012 and Sports Development Team with the support of Medway’s two school sports partnerships, national governing bodies, local sports clubs and leisure facilities.

Prizes are awarded at each event and points are gained towards the overall MYG title. The first two events of the year were won by Hempstead Junior School.

If you are interested in joining a local badminton club, getting involved in the sport or finding out more about MYG, visit the sports development pages at

For more information on getting involved with the Mini Youth Games programme contact John Hatchett on 01634 338763.

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Pictures courtesy of the Kent Messenger Group