Badminton success for South Essex College students

TWO South Essex College sports students received medals at a regional badminton competition.

Emily Parmenter, 18 from Billericay, won silver in the singles and bronze in the doubles with her partner Daisy Pointing, 18 from Basildon.

The students, who both study on the Level 3 Sport and Exercise Sciences Diploma at the College’s Southend Campus, placed highly in the Association of Colleges eastern region badminton tournament.

Emily has been playing badminton her whole life and used to represent Essex County in competitions. She said: “I like badminton as it’s a social sport. The tournament was tough and we were against really good players but I had a great time.”

Daisy doesn’t normally play badminton, she said: “My preferred sports are basketball and athletics but I thought I would give this a go as I enjoy taking part in all competitive sports for the College. It’s lots of fun and you get to make new friends.”

Both girls also play for the College’s netball team. They hope to attend university and study sport related courses after their diplomas.

Jason Baker, the College’s Sport Coordinator, said: “The competition was fierce as they were competing against some of the best students in the eastern region. It’s a fantastic achievement.”

Students Lewis Pain and Ruben Mayne also placed at the tournament, finishing 10th and 7th respectively.

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