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Badminton

Badminton is played in both the Autumn and Spring term, we have teams entered in the Somerset Schools League, currently U18 A & B Boys, U18 Girls and U15 Boys. We play a number of friendly fixtures against schools in the local area, both home and away in both terms.

Programme

Students train throughout the games programme for an hour and a half, twice a week.

  • Tuesdays and Thursday sessions are for a mixture of abilities taking part in a varied range of fitness, skill and technical sessions
  • Team practice also happens from Wednesday 4.00-5.00pm each week and are game related sessions including inter team training matches and preparation work for fixtures
  • Access to the Performance Programme sessions

Competition/Fixtures

Matches take place regularly during the Autumn and Spring term. We have teams with the Somerset Schools League and play a number of friendly fixtures against schools in the local area.

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We have had players in the past representing Somerset County Badminton and a number of players play in some of the local teams.

Head of Badminton – Ms Jo Hall

Our Head of Badminton, Jo Hall, has always had a passion for the sport. Growing up in Guernsey, she began playing when her father became a badminton coach. From here she represented her county as a young player (U11) and went on to play whilst studying at the University of Kent.

During these years many of the game's rules were different, but modern badminton has become a much faster and competitve game, and is an extremely popular choice for students of all abilities at Taunton School. 

Ms Hall, who is known for teaching Mathematics, has continued her love for badminton by running the school club and league.