The recent school holiday break saw the return of individual badminton competition, with National Championships occurring for U13, U15, U17 and U19 age groups.
Year 9 student, Amanda Ting (pictured above right), succeeded in the U15 event by reaching the finals in both the Girls Singles and Girls Doubles events. Amanda met the top seed for the Girls Singles event in the semi-finals, winning in a close match 21-18, 21-18. This then saw her face her doubles partner in the final, losing in 3 games 17-21, 21-19, 21-8, resulting in Amanda being runner up in the New Zealand U15 Girls Singles for 2020.
Amanda and her doubles partner met the second seeded pair in the Girls Doubles semi-finals, defeating them 3 games 21-16, 10-21, 22-20. The final saw another 3 game thriller, where Amanda and her partner defeated an unseeded pair, 21-16, 17-21, 21-18, becoming national champions for 2020 in U15 Girls Doubles.