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young welsh stars continued success!

Young Welsh Stars continued success!

With the excitement for WINT building, and the international match of Wales V Portugal it could be easy to have overlooked another series of tremendous performances from a variety of Welsh Junior players, either side of our senior event.



Archie takes title in Leeds.

Archie Bult has continued his fine form with a hard-fought Gold medal winning performance in the Leeds U17 Gold event on November 24th.  Coming through a group which included the no. 1 seed, Archie didn’t drop a set.  He continued this run in the quarters before a semi final win against 5/8 seed Samuel Baker with a scoreline of 21-17 19-21 21-15.

The final did not prove any easier, but the same result ensued.  Archie saved his best performance till last in overcoming Luke Hoult 18-21 21-19 21-18.


The weekend of 1-2nd Dec saw a host of players head to Devon for the U17 & U19 Bronze events.



Saffron Morris belied her young years to take the Womens Singles U19 crown.  Seeded no 2 she won her group well before she beat no ¾ seed Beckie Bailey in 2 sets and producing a stunning 22-20 21-19 final performance beating no 1 seed Mollie Bailey in the final.

Saffron wasn’t finished there though.  She then teamed up with Archie Bult and this strong pairing won the XD event, beating Learna Herkes (recent RA acquisition) in the hard fought final.

Still not finished she finally teamed up with Jennifer Lai to win all her WD matches and take a hat trick of titles.

The Welsh were not finished with their strong showing yet!

Jonathan Ewins played by far his strongest tournament and finished R/Up in the U17MS, even managing to take out the no. 1 seed along the way.

He was still greedy for more and teamed up with Archie Bult to again finish with Silver in the MD event the highlight being the 26-24 semi final win against no. 2 seeds Weekes/Pridmore.

Learna Herkes also played a strong WD event and finished up with another Silver in the WD with her partner Charlotte Freer. 

                                                                 tom morgan 

Thomas Morgan continued his return to tournament play after a long injury absence with a strong semi final appearance in the U19 MS.

In the U15 Bronze event, Nye Bennett produced a run to the semi-final winning a very strong group along the way.

These young Welsh players from all over the country are working so hard and producing stunning performances.  But it is not just these players, all those involved in the Regional Academies, Satellite Centres, counties, clubs etc are giving so much to the game.  A huge thank you goes to the players and support.