Junior Nationals – Gwent Sweep the board in Under 13s

The Yonex Junior Nationals took place on the weekend of 15th & 16th of March in Deeside and, undeterred by the long trip, Gwent players returned with an impressive medal haul.

All the gold medals returned to Gwent at under 13s level with Oliver Stansfield and Aimee Whiteman winning the singles competitions and pairing up in the mixed to win that as well. Elliot Simmonds partnered Oliver in the boys doubles while Bethany Jones and Kelly Yip paired up in the girls doubles to get two further golds.

There was no shortage of silvers either with Iwan Price in the boys singles, Elliot and Bethany in the mixed and Aimee and Lucie Whiteman in the girls doubles. Very creditable third positions went to Dafydd & Iwan Price in the boys doubles who were also placed third in the mixed competition with their respective partners Kelly Yip and Lydia Morris. Bethany added a third place in the singles to her silver in the mixed.