U13 players finish off a great week's activities at the first of the Teicnic Badminton Camps being held in Marino Institute of Education. Over 20 players from across the country attended the camp with a packed week full of badminton and other sports.
Players were welcomed to the camp on Monday and introduced to the camp coaches and leaders they would be following instructions from for the week. Players then went straight onto court where the week's activities got underway. Twice during each of the days, players got the opportunity to get outside for some fresh air where they took part in football, Gaelic, rounders and a variety of other sports. On the first evening, players got to watch a movie and take part in a table quiz consisting of badminton, sport, and general knowledge questions.
On the second-day players were back on court to further improve on their skills and technical aspects of the game. The improved weather that evening allowed the players to get outside for their evening activity. Lucan Harriers coach Edith Coakley visited the came and led the players for an athletics session. Players got to try out hurdles, relays and 100-meter sprint. The great weather made for a fantastic evening.
On Wednesday evening, the players got to come along to watch the U17 & Senior Fundraiser/Exhibition which was a great evening of matches.
On Thursday, the players took their Teicnic test. The levels tested ranged from white to blue. All players were of a very high standard and passed the level they were assessed at. Once again players got to take part in outdoor activities before going for dinner. In the evening players got to take a rest from outdoor activity and watched a film.
Friday was the final day of the camp and all players took part in a team tournament. There were some very close matches with one team coming out on top. After the tournament players were presented with their Teicnic shirts. There was also an award for best female and male camper of the week, the prizes for this were a t-shirt belonging to Chloe Magee and Irish Senior team shirt signed by all the players.
Female camper of the week was won by Molly Hill and male camper of the week was won by James Fleming.
Thank you to all the players and we hope to see you next year. We look forward to welcoming our U15 players next week for the last of our camps.
For all of the photos from the week click on this link.