Loughborough Badminton win five medals at English Under-19 National Championships

Loughborough Badminton win five medals at English Under-19 National Championships

Loughborough's Blake Hoang was in fine form at the English Under-19 National Championships.

Loughborough Badminton turned on the style at this weekend’s English Under-19 National Championships in Milton Keynes, bringing home a total of five medals.

In the Men’s Doubles, Nathan Moore and Alex Green took gold with a three-set win over fellow Loughborough player Blake Hoang and his partner Sam Jones.

Green and Moore enjoyed a relatively trouble-free route to the final and ran out victorious after a narrow 18-21, 21-15, 21-19 win in a close three game battle.

The silver for Hoang and Jones was also noted as a great achievement for the duo, with another Loughborough player, Luke Hoult, making the quarter-final stage with partner Joseph Scott.

In the Mixed Doubles there was more success for Moore and Green with their respective partners Estelle Van Leeuwen and Leona Lee. Both pairs had comfortable routes through to the final before Green and Van Leeuwen took gold with a straight games victory, 21-13 21-11.

This was Green’s second gold at the Championships with Moore adding a silver to his gold from the earlier Men’s Doubles. 

Elsewhere, in the Men’s Singles event, Loughborough college learner and academy player Blake Hoang added to his personal tally with a well-deserved bronze medal. Hoang beat Loughborough compatriot Luke Hoult in round three before knocking out 3/4 seed Ben Hammond to reach the semi-finals.

After a brave showing, Hoang finally succumbed to top seed Cholan Kayan in two games in what was an excellent achievement considering he has another year in this age group.

The full results from the Championship can be viewed HERE.

Hoang is part of Loughborough’s academy pilot with the full academy programme being available for students for the 2022-23 academic year.

Here, badminton athletes will be able to study for their A-levels and BTEC courses at Loughborough College alongside pursuing their performance badminton career with the University programme.

This collaboration between Loughborough Students Badminton and Loughborough College extends the pathway by two years, providing further opportunity for talented young athletes to make a smoother transition into the full University programme.

More information can be found via the Loughborough Badminton website by clicking HERE.