7th December 2016
On Monday we hosted the English Schools Championships here at Raine’s. Over 180 competitors with their coaches packed into the sports hall. From Raine’s we entered teams in the U13, U16 & U19 Boys categories and the U16 girl’s category. The teams performed well throughout the day and the standard was very high.
U16 Girls – Gold Medal Winner - (Jaynath, Sacha, Lamonte, Lauren & Jada) Our U16 Girls exceeded expectations and came away winners. I’m really happy for them because all their hard work and hours of training has gained them Gold!
U16 Boys – Silver Medal Winners - (Naequan, Shavain, Shaun D & Kian) These boys battled all the way to the final, with some tough matches on the way. Competing against some of the best players in the country, some of who play in the highest leagues.
U19 – Silver Medal Winners - (Nathan, Shaun, Mayowa, Samuel & Ardi) Again a really competitive day for this U19s team – but they proved they can compete with the best in East London.
U13 Boys – Michael, Isaac, Mehmet & Emmanuel O Unfortunately it was not their day. Their first really big competition and their nerves got the better of them. They got to the ¼ finals and were knocked out. These boys have put in a huge amount of hours and have trained tirelessly for this competition. I was disappointed for them but proud of the way they battled all the way to the end.
Well done to all the teams. I am extremely proud of the way they played and the way they represented Raine’s. Looking forward to the Individual competition which I sure will see them compete against each other!
Please congratulate them for their effort and hard work if you see them.