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23rd September 2016

Lucy Brierley - Double winner at the U11 English National Badminton Championships

NottinghamshireNottinghamshire's Lucy Brierley has won both the singles and the doubles titles at this year’s U11 English National Badminton Championships.

She entered the competition seeded number 1 in singles and had to win all 3 matches in her group to proceed to the final - Lucy did this without dropping a game.

The first match was the toughest, winning the first game 15-9 and eventually taking the second 17-15.

In the final of her 3 group games, Lucy lost the first game 10-15 but came back to win the next 2 games 15-6, 15-6.

Lucy thanked those that had helped her with her success - Chilwell Olympians Junior Club and Notts Performance Centre coaches for coaching and match play. Imogen Storey (Notts) and Sophie Watson (Leicester) for helping with doubles practice and Carly Stevenson, Lucy's doubles partner from Leicester.

Lucy started playing badminton in the garden at her grandparents’ house when she was 4, before trying a 3 hour coaching session at Chilwell Olympians Junior Club at the age of 5.

She went again when she was 6 and has been going ever since.

She was invited along to the Notts Badminton Performance Centre (PC) for extra training during the week and has progressed to playing in U11, U12, U13, U14 and U15 Badminton England junior tournaments, some of these partnering her sister Megan in the girls’ doubles events.

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