Youthful Horsham badminton squad claim men’s crown

Horsham Arun's victorious squad
Horsham Arun's victorious squad

Young badminton aces from Horsham Arun’s Performance centre have defied the odds to win Division 1 of the West Weald Men’s League.

The youthful side originally entered to gain experience but went on to win all 12 matches this year and win the title by 17 points over Felgate BC.

Matches consist of six doubles games with the first and second pairs facing against each other before the two doubles teams are mixed to complete the fixtures; the 100 per cent winning record disguises how close many games were, with seven matches won 4-2.

Captain Eric Richardson will leave a big hole in the team when he departs for university in 2012/13, while younger brother, Sean, U15 Nationals silver medallist in boys doubles, Sam Phillips and Antony Barnett, will look forward to defending their title in 2011/12.