The Manchester Grammar School under-14 badminton team capped a remarkable season by finishing second at the National Schools Badminton Championships.
The team of David Humphreys, Akshat Sharma, Minuka Keraminiyage and Tom Doyle travelled to the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes where they performed superbly throughout to come away with well-deserved silver medals.
They were only beaten in the main final by The Webber Independent School, which specialises in badminton.
The quartet had already enjoyed a fantastic season on the badminton court, winning gold medals in the county round of the National Schools Badminton Championships and crowned North West champions.
Matt Roe, Head of Racquet Sports at MGS, said: “I am absolutely delighted for the boys. To finish as the second best team in the whole country is a fantastic achievement and the boys can wear those medals with pride, as they did themselves, the coaching team and the whole school proud.
“The team were a real credit to MGS and Manchester as a whole and represented the school and the Manchester region superbly, both with their skills on the court and with their attitude and dedication.
“lt was a very nerve-racking tournament to watch from the sidelines, with a few nail-biting games, but the boys were absolutely brilliant and well done to them for winning silver medals.”