Double gold in a Gold
On Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th January 2017. Harry Wakefield from Norfolk and Chloe Dennis from Suffolk took on the Badminton England Gold star tournament in Guildford. In the gold star singles both Harry and Chloe won all matches in their groups to set up group deciders with the current respective England number 1s and unfortunately both lost.
In the mixed event Harry and Chloe battled through the early rounds to reach the semi final where they just lost to the number 2 seeds to win the Bronze medals.
In the boys doubles Harry was asked to fill in for a player who had fallen ill and was unable to play. This scratch pairing won their group and their semi final to set up a final against the second ranked pair in the country. After two very close games Harry and partner Oliver Butler won the match 22 - 20, 21 - 17 to take the Gold medals.
Chloe and her partner Sophia Mcculloch caused the upset of the weekend when they reached the final and defeated the top two ranked players in the country 21-18 14-21 23-21 to also take the gold medal.