Vale Y9/10 5x60 Tournament 2015

Posted by Lucie Gwilt at 12:11 on 20 November 2015

VALE – 19/11/2015

On 19th November 2015 the Vale held the second of their two badminton local authority competitions at Barry Leisure Centre. Seven schools entered the competition - Barry Comprehensive, Ysgol Bro Morgannwg, St Cyres, Stanwell, St Richard Gwyn, Bryn Hafren and Cowbridge Comprehensive school.  The competition consisted of two elements: Year 9 and 10 Boys and Year 9 and 10 Girls. The players were ranked 1 through to 4 and played a mixture of singles and doubles matches.


The boys’ competition consisted of two groups.  Group 1 included Cowbridge, St Richard Gwyn and Bro Morgannwg. Group 2 included Barry Comprehensive, Stanwell and St Cyres.  Following some quite close games in the group stages Bro Morgannwg and St Cyres went through to the semi-finals along with Stanwell and Cowbridge.   The semi-finals were very tense between all four schools but Bro Morgannwg and Stanwell were successful in reaching the finals.   Stanwell had a clean sweep in the finals winning all five matches.

Vale Boys


The girls’ competition consisted of one group of five schools. These were Cowbridge A, Bryn Hafren, Stanwell, St Cyres and Cowbridge B. The five girls’ teams all played each other with most games finishing very close. The overall winners were Cowbridge B who won the competition without conceding a game. Cowbridge A and Stanwell came in joint second place.

Vale Girls


The games were played to a high standard and all the players thoroughly enjoyed the day.   


Volunteers from St Cyres and St Richard Gwyn umpired the matches on the day and we are extremely grateful for all their help as the competition ran smoothly thanks to their support.    

The results were as follows:



Runner up

Year 9 and 10 Girls



Year 9 and 10 Boys




The winners will now go through to the regional final which will be held in Sport Wales National Centre on 10th February 2016.


Rachel Sheppherd 5 x 60 officer for St Richard Gwyn and Bryn Hafren commented:


“The standard in this year’s competition was very high. The children thoroughly enjoyed competing against the other schools and it was great to see so much team spirit throughout the day ”


For further information on this event or any other enquiry, please contact Angela Stevens, Badminton Development Officer for South Wales, on 07772396360 or email