• Sports Awards: Jack Buckley holds court in the world of badminton (pic)

    A YOUNG badminton star has continued his progression with another fine year in the sport in 2013.

    Jack Buckley, from Trentham, has managed to cope with the heavy demand of local, county and international commitments to maintain his development.MEDAL JOY: Jack Buckley had an excellent 2013 in the world of badminton with local, county and England success.

    The 14-year-old Trentham High School student, who has been playing the sport since he was six, kicked off 2013 by reaching the quarter-final stage at the English National Badminton Championships in the boys doubles under-15s in March.

    A month later, Buckley captained his school side to national success at the Center Parcs National Schools Championships at Sherwood Forest, in a competition which saw 1,500 schools enter.



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