To qualify to be an U17 player for the 2014/15 season, you must have been born on or after 1st January 1998

Have a look under the calendar for match details for the coming season, or click here to go to the South West Counties website with the proposed dates and more information about junior Badminton in the region.


Somerset Team Selection (juniors) in no particular order

  • Squad training attendance
  • Current form
  • Match experience
  • Tournament experience
  • Previous form
  • Behaviour


Extra criteria for Nottingham ICT: Each position in the Nottingham squad is chosen on their own merits

  • 3 month potential (as players have to be chosen a few months prior to the competition)
  • Players 1-2 Top singles players
  • 3 and 4 Possibly singles,
  • Doubles ability, good partnerships
  • 5 doubles and mixed,
  • Versatility to mix and match with different players (other players already picked)

2012/13 Junior county match and Restricted tournament results

U17 Championships 2014

21/09/2014 17:16
2014 U17 Championships held at Princess Royal Sports Complex, Wellington on Sunday 21st September    Singles Results  Winner         Luke Budnjl     15 - 13     15 - 10 Runner-Up   Rhys Coates         Doubles Results    Winners         Rhys Coates & Matt England         21 - 19         21 - 19  Runners-Up    Jamie Stanford & Ollie Heywood 
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U17's v Devon Sunday 19th January

19/01/2014 20:44
36 - 0 we lost!!!  The score by no way reflected what actually happened in the match.  We unfortunately only had 3 girls able to play - and I wanted to thank Ellie Slawin, Georgia Ley and Meg Pressley-Smith for playing.  Along with all the boys Callum Pilton, Rhys Coates, Connor Robson, James OConnor, Sam Green and Aston Withey.  Everyone of you were a credit to Somerset and played really well.  
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Somerset U17's V Wiltshire H (Wincanton 1st December)

05/12/2013 16:07
Again what some close matches there were. We lost 6 - 30 but I must say every game was fought for. Congratulation to Sam green who made his debut and then won his singles match. Rhys and Connor won two doubles matches along with Callum and James and Rhys and Georgia won their mixed. The match was played in a great spirit. Well done everyone.
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Somerset v Cornwall 3rd November 2013

16/11/2013 20:59
This was a tough match for Somerset as we started with only 4 girls due to sickness which was a real shame.  Callum Pilton did really well and won his singles for us but we then had to wait until the ladies doubles before we won another rubber but Ellie Slawin and Alex Crossley did really well to win this rubber.   Although we lost 34-2 some of the matches were really close and it was a shame that we just couldn't pull off some more wins.  Well done Somerset for playing the match with great sportsmanship and  enthusiasm.
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Somerset U17 v Avon away Sunday 6th October

06/10/2013 19:56
Well done to Sophie Cording, Meg Pressley-Smith and Ollie Heywood for making their debut for Somerset at Avon.   The match was won by Avon 31 to 5 but many matches were closely contested by the boys and girls and it was a shame that the result didn't reflect this.  Ellie Slawin won her singles easily and the boys didn't quite manage to win a singles although Callum Pilton, Rhys Coates, Matt England and Tom Garty came close.  Callum Pilton and James O'Connor won two boys doubles Rhys Coates and Tom Garty came close to nearly win a doubles. and then Ellie Slawin and Alex Crossley won two doubles matches Georgia Ley and Meg Pressley-Smith came close to winning one of their doubles matches.  The mixed doubles were all won by Avon.    The...
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Somerset U17 Championships Results 2013-14

06/10/2013 19:53
This was a very close fought  final in the boys singles between Callum Pilton and Rhys Coates with Callum just easing through in the second set after setting.  The Ladies Singles was poorly supported  in this age group but never the less the final was won by Ellie Slawin and this was her first year in this age group, Ellie beat Georgia Ley in the final.  The boys doubles was won by Callum Pilton and James O’Connor  who beat Rhys Coates and Connor Robson – who has just returned to County badminton after a long  break from sport.  The ladies doubles was won by Ellie Slawin and Ellie Gardner who beat Meg Pressley-Smith and Georgia Ley.   Overall the competition was played in a very good spirit and everyone was exceptionally well behaved and competed in...
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U11 and U13 Somerset Championships Results

27/09/2013 18:09
I would like to thank the players for a good turnout on Sunday 22nd September 2013. You were all complimented on your enthusiasm, ability to generate overhead power and good sportsmanship from the people watching. There were some very close and competitive games played – which was lovely to see. The results from the groups are: U11 Singles – Winners      Bailey Pattemore    Runner Up – Oliver Lowe U13 Boys Singles – Winners       Sethan Locke         Runner Up – Thomas Flechon U13 Girls Singles – Winners       Neve Pattemore      Runner Up – Madelaine Porter U13 Doubles – Winners    William King & Thomas Flechon  Runners Up – Bailey...
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Somerset v Abergavenny and Hereford

01/05/2013 22:07
On Saturday 27th April a team from Somerset made up of Jordana Dabinet, Ellie Slawin, Tom Reddaway, Ben Maddison, Elliot Beresford and Thomas Rees went all the way to Abergavenny in South Wales. There we played, in effect, 3 matches in one afternoon. We played 2 teams from the Abergavenny club and Hereford. The match results against Abergavenny were a draw and a win. The majority of the Singles matches against our boys were very exciting and quite close against some very tough opposition. The girls proved to be too strong (and too tall) for their opposition. Every player managed to win some (and lose some). The doubles matches were close as well with the same mixed result. The intrepid travellers enjoyed the competition and we have been challenged...
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Somerset U15 vs Jersey

01/05/2013 22:04
Friendly match v Jersey – 20/21st April – 2013 This weekend the Somerset U15 squad hosted Jersey’s U16 squad. Jersey were expected in January but due to snow falling on the Friday, before they were due to fly, the weekend was postponed. Fortunately this time the weather was much better and even allowed for a bit of sightseeing at Lyme Regis before arriving in Yeovil . Jersey and Somerset played two matches, one on the Saturday and one on the Sunday at Westlands Sports Centre. Saturday’s game was a very close affair with Jersey winning 18 -17; unfortunately we had to concede one girls’ doubles due to injury. Each player had the opportunity to play 2 singles and 2 level doubles. After the match we held a social event at Westlands Leisure Complex. The food was great and both teams had an...
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U17 Shires League Match vs Hampshire

16/04/2013 20:50
We all spent 2 hours in the car driving to Hampshire from Somerset and got well beaten! The final score was 20-0 and every single match was lost in 2 straight sets except Kathryn Saywell managed to get to 3 but lost in the end. Everyone played to the best of their ability but there was nothing we could do except support each other. The team was Jenny Naylor, Kathryn Saywell, Jordana Dabinett and Izzy Lewis for the girls and Fabrice Le Blanc, Ashley Hembry, Eric Tsai and James O'Connor for the boys team.
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U15 Somerset v Wiltshire 14/4/13 at Westlands Sports Centre

16/04/2013 20:49
Well done to Matt England and Dan Hiscock for winning their level doubles match against Wiltshire’s no 2’s , to Ellie Slawin and Ellie Gardener for also winning their level doubles game against Wiltshire’s third pair and to Will Perry and Ellie Gardener for winning their mixed match in two straight games.  Somerset was unlucky not to win more with another 11 matches played between the two counties going to three games. There were many excellent rallies played between the two counties with good attacking play from Somerset, good use of tactics to provide opportunities to attack opponents, and moving opponents out of position to create openings for winning shots. We play our last match of the season next weekend when we host Jersey at Westlands Sports Centre on the Saturday and Sunday...
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U15 / U17 friendly against Gloucester – 24/3/13

16/04/2013 20:47
Yesterday we played a friendly match against Gloucester at Severn Vale School. The squad consisted of six U15 boys, 2 U17 girls and 2 U15 girls. Unfortunately, one of U17 girls was unable to attend due illness, so we hope she is soon well.  Three of the boys were making their debut; Charlie Johns, Harry Russell and Josh Pepper .Josh won his first county singles match and Harry his first doubles match with Josh. Charlie took a game in his singles match and won a doubles match with his partner Tom Reddaway. Tom Garty played maturely and consistently to win his singles match in two straight games and Jemma Reddaway won both her singles matches against the two U17 girls in two games, as did the U15 girls, Ellie Slawin and Georgia Ley . Rhys Coates and Tom Garty won one of their doubles...
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U15 v Avon 17/3/13 at St Ursula’s School, Bristol

16/04/2013 20:45
The following players played for Somerset against Avon – Rhys Coates, Tom Garty, Tom Reddaway, Dan Hiscock, Bradley O Connor, Matt England, Elli Slawin, Jordana Dabinett, Georgia Ley, Charlotte Peach, Trixie Nicholson, Kayee Bayley. Today’s match proved to be the most successful match so far this season for the U15 squad, showing that the squad are continuing to make progress. Bradley O Connor made his debut for the squad and proved to be a  very worthy member by winning his singles in a very hard fought match 19-21, 21-15, 21-15 and also a doubles match with his partner Tom Reddaway 21-16, 13-21, 21-14. Rhys Coates and Tom Garty also won a well fought  doubles match 16-21, 21-18, 21-19. Ellie Slawin also had success in her singles winning her match comfortably in two games,...
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U17s vs Cornwall (Away)

17/02/2013 13:00
  We were very pleased to have 3 new players who were James Mitchell, James Lee and Aston Withey. The final score was 28-8, Tom Crisp winning the only boys singles in 3 sets, Izzy Lewis and Jenny Naylor both managed to win their singles too. Jemma Reddaway and Alex Crossley both had very close games but unfortunately didn't managed to win. Unfortunately we didn't manage to win any men's doubles but we did manage to win 4 games in the girls doubles. Tom and Jenny are the only ones to win the mixed doubles. Although we didn't manage to win, everyone played well and we enjoyed our time in Cornwall. Match Report by Izzy Lewis Result: Somerset lost 28-8
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U15s vs Dorset (away)

17/02/2013 13:00
Venue Harewood College, Bournemouth 17/2/13 The following squad members represented Somerset – Rhys Coates, Jordana Dabinett, Dan Hiscock, Georgia Ley, Matt England, Tom Garty, Trixie Nicholson, Kayee Bayley, Will Perry and Tom Reddaway. Boys singles and girls singles – Somerset played consistent and competitive badminton, with Matt England winning his match for Somerset in two. Boys and Girls doubles – Jordana Dabinett and Georgia Ley took a game of Dorset’s first pair and beat their second pair in two. This was the first time Jordana and Georgia had played together, so was a particularly good result. Will Perry and Tom Reddaway had a good win in two games against Dorset’s third pair and Rhys Coates and Tom Garty also took a game from them. Mixed doubles – All pairs played a...
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2012 Somerset Junior Restricted results

23/09/2012 16:00
The Somerset U11/13/15/17 Junior Championships were played last weekend (22nd and 23rd September) at Crewkerne.   U17 Results Congratulations go to Tom Crisp for winning the Boys Singles Final against Charlie Smith in a hard fought 21 -19  14 - 21  21 - 11 win. Congratulations also to Jenny Naylor for winning the Girls Singles Final against Kathryn Saywell in 21 - 16  21 - 7. Conguatulations to Tom Crisp and Charlie Smith for winning the Boys Doubles and to Kathryn Saywell and Izzy Lewis for winning the Girls Doubles.   U15 Results There were many excellent competitive matches played, enjoyed by both players and spectators. Congratulations to Rhys Coates for winning the boys final against Tom Reddaway 21-14,...
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