College students Fahd Butt and Subhaan Ammar, both recently excelled at the Association of Colleges (AOC) Yorkshire Badminton Championships.
Both players had an introduction to the Sport through the enrichment sessions and in recent weeks put in extra time and effort, attending specific performance based coaching sessions in the lead-up to the regional competition. Thankfully, their hard work and dedication paid off as both players finished in the top three, with Fahd going all the way and winning the competition, comfortably beating Greenhead College in the final 21-11.
Performance coach Farook Khan had this to say "I'm proud of both players as they showed great character and resilience against strong competition from other colleges".
This seems to be just the start for the two Badminton players, as they have now been selected to represent Yorkshire in the national competition which takes place next April in Nottingham. Another major success from the tournament was Farook Khan being selected to coach the Yorkshire squad for the national competition, the Yorkshire squad will include players from Bradford College, Greenhead College (Huddersfield) and Notre Dame College (Leeds).