Will Jonty Wright's Gold Clinching Affect Country Squad Selection?

Badminton England

Esme Image Courtesy: Badminton England 30 Jun, 2018

A 13-year-old professional Badminton player Jonty Wright of Exmouth Visions Academy as seen on a golden weekend as he played at Devon Badminton’s Under 16s and Under 18s tournaments in Torbay.


These games will have an effect on the country squad selection for the next season which made the coaches to be present there, at the time of the game.


Jonty’s first win was in the Under 16’s event where he bagged his singles pool in three straight matches, winning them all. Despite of a brilliant kick off, a slow start in the semi-finals made him lose the game and he had to settle for the bronze.


Coming to the doubles, he paired up with Zac Linley-Moss, and they easily slid into the next match to finally play with fellow players from the same academy.


However, Wright and Zac won the match to win a gold medal.


On Sunday, Wright played the Under-18's tournament and he was shining all through. He won over experienced players who also included last season’s under-18 squad.


 He got a chance to play the semi-final with higher seed Freer and edged out settling for bronze while Freer went on to win the gold.


On the same day Wright paired up with Zac Linley-Moss again and the duo won their pool and went on to win the final to get a gold with 21-9 win in the last round.


The weekend was Jonty’s time as he was also declared as the Exmouth Community College badminton Player of the Year.


“I want to thank my coach Sue Williams and my brother Morgan for their support and assistance over the past year.” Said the champion.

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