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Frontrunners on form!

Miss D Turnbull —

Columba Senior A Badminton Team comes out on top in the local secondary school competition setting the benchmark throughout and delivering a strong performance in the final game.

Following on from an undefeated season, the Columba Senior A Badminton Team faced a determined Waitaki Girls Team in the Secondary School Girls Final at the end of Term 2.

The students had played well all season and led the way from week one they hit the front and never looked back. Although they had a particularly tight game against OGHS in the semi-final the week before, the team was amped to go out and play for the championship. In the final, Columba won the top doubles (Judy and Zoe), but lost a tightly contested second doubles (Mia and Eri) game, going into the singles games with a score of 1-1. Both Judy and Zoe won their singles and Mia fought hard to win one of the sets in her singles match. Winning this set meant that the Columba team won the match on countback by one set! 

They should be very proud of the way they have played and trained this year, especially in dealing with a number of interruptions due to illness. We would also like to thank Kiera Hollamby, for always stepping up in her role as team captain. Unfortunately, she was unable to play in the final but she has played every other game during the season. We wish this team all the best as they compete at the upcoming Quad exchange and congratulate them on a phenomenal season to date.