I have just come back from playing for England in the Home Nations Quadrangular which was held in Glasgow. In the team event we played Wales first and won in a 9-0 victory, then we had to play Ireland and won in a tight 5-4 match. The last game was against Scotland this was going to be tough as they are a very strong team and although we all felt that we could have beaten them, it was not to be on this occasion and we lost 6-3. The games were good and some went to 3 sets. Scotland took the team event, this will give us more determination to take the cup from them next year.
The next day saw the start of the individual tournament, at the beginning of the day it was a straight knock-out in the singles. I played reasonably well but felt I could have done better, I did reach the last 16 losing out to a strong Irish player. Next time I will make sure I give him a much harder match. Next up was the Mixed Doubles and this time Badminton England partnered me with Kirby Ngan a fellow England team mate, we also reached the last 16 and lost to a Welsh pair in three close sets. I think this was a good result as we had not played together before, I was happy with the result.
The last games of the tournament was the level doubles. I had been teamed up with my usual partner Max Flynn, we reached the quarter finals, but again lost to a strong Welsh duo in 3 very hard sets.
Overall I was happy with my performance, it was an Under 15 tournament which is a year above my own age group.
I am now looking forward to the next time I am selected to play for our Country!