Badminton: More rewards for Redbridge youngsters

PUBLISHED: 11:15 18 May 2018

Redbridge's Rajvardhan Gavade with his medals at Colchester

Redbridge's Rajvardhan Gavade with his medals at Colchester


Redbridge youngsters picked up another dozen medals at local tournaments recently.

Athurva Zore with Eric BrownAthurva Zore with Eric Brown

The Colchester level two event saw Rajvardan Gavade improve on his silver at Southend to win gold in the year four/five boys’ singles.

He paired up with fellow Redbridge player Sidhaant Garg to win doubles gold, while Jada McEwan won gold in the year eight/nine girls’ singles and doubles.

Elliot Chow won silver in the boys’ singles which, along with McEwan, represented his first of the season after lots of hard work since moving up to the performance squad.

At the Essex Open under-14 tournament at Redbridge Sports Centre, there was a silver in the girls’ singles for Gopika Leneesh, plus gold in the doubles with Sanya Nayeck.

Under-13 player Rhea Ramakrishnan gave a fine performance to win bronze in the singles, after losing to Leneesh in the last four, and also collected silver in the doubles.

Athurva Zore and his partner in the under-14 boys’ doubles won their group but lost to the eventual runners-up in the semi-final and had to settle for bronze.

*The club are holding a charity tournament for children and parents on July 14 to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Coach Carl Barnard, 59, has been affected by the disease and more information is available by emailing and at

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