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Brad Meads —

The South Island Intermediate Badminton 2015 took place on 24th August. This is the day, I experienced the second tournament of my life, and let me tell you - it was quite a challenge! 

Since this was my second tournament, I felt pretty confident and couldn’t resist playing. I was able to experience what it felt like to play against skilled players. I won all my singles, but sadly lost against Chisnallwood. I enjoyed cheering for others as my friends competed. Cheer for others - because I definitely felt motivated every time we scored a point and heard cheers in the background. I think our team was satisfied with what they did. I enjoyed the tournament as well. Overall our team came third and for those Year 7’s who haven’t yet participated in it, I beg you to give it a try! Whether you think you’re “good” or “bad”, it’s a great challenge and I know you will love it.

Betty Shin, Rm 9.