Exmouth pupils gain badminton experience

eleven keen students from Exmouth Community College had the chance to officiate at the South West Regional Finals of the Centre Parcs National Schools Badminton Tournament.

The students, who were under the watchful eye of science teacher and badminston player, Mr Oxley, has a tremendous experience during the day.

Mr Oxley said: “The students gained a great deal of knowledge and experience on the day of the tournament.

“It was great to see them in the role of officiating as opposed to playing.

“They truely did the college and themselves proud, well done for the excellent officiating.”

Not only have college students done well at officiating games, but it has also had success on the court with its under-14 and under-16 boys teams.

The under-14 boys badminton team of Ryan Taylor, Harry Savage, Joe Girvin, Oliver Dawe and Ben Lane calimed the Devon Champions title for 2011.

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Claiming the same title for their age group, the under-16 boys team was made up of Alex Lane, Josh Adam, Jack Findel-Hawkins, Seb Jones and Reuben Neilan.