2010 All Africa Schools: Silver and Bronze for South Africa
The Inter-Continental Schools Badminton Championships were held in December 2010 in Kamplala, Uganda. South Africa was represented by Durban High School (SA Champion High School Boys section) and Fichardt Park (SA Champion High School Girls section)
Both South African teams managed to qualify for the semi-finals (play-off part of the Tournament). The Boys lost against Mauritius in the semi-final while Uganda beat Kenya in the other leg. The South African Girls team managed to beat Uganda B in the semi-final of the girls section, whilst Uganda A beat Kenya in the other leg of the girls semi-finals.
In the finals Uganda (an up and coming force in Africa Badminton) prove to be too strong when they won both Boys and Girls sections, beating Mauritius 3-2 in the Boys Final and South Africa 3-0 in the Girls Final.
Our athletes gained valuable exposure and experience and improved on the two bronze medals won in Mauritius in 2009. The 2011 SA High Schools Championships is scheduled from in Bloemfontein from 6 to 9 August whilst South Africa will host the All Africa Schools Championships from 12 – 17 December 2011.