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Talented local twelve year old, Cara Collins of Liskeard School and Community College, has won eleven golds, seven silvers and three bronzes in Badminton England National Tournaments in singles, doubles and mixed since September 2015.  This also includes capturing everyone’s attention by winning the U21 Cornwall County Championships in December.

Cara’s interest in badminton was first inspired by playing with her parents and older siblings before joining Liskeard Junior Badminton Club where her talents were spotted by local coach Jenny Marchant.  At eight years old she made the U11 Cornwall County squad, playing number 1 seed in her second and third seasons. Cara is currently U13 Cornwall County Champion for singles, doubles and mixed and ranked seventh in the country for U13s with only the England team above her!  She spends most weekends playing national tournaments and county matches - even helping out the U17 Cornwall County squad!

As well as working hard and training regularly with her coach Malcolm Cooper, Cara also gives back to the club that first inspired her by being a junior leader at Liskeard Junior, Inclusive and No Strings Badminton Clubs, which are now run by her father Nigel Collins and Claire Reed.  The club, based at Lux Park Leisure Centre in Liskeard, has recently been awarded Cornwall Sports Partnership Club of the Year and has also been nominated for a Badminton England National Award.

Cara has a number of tournaments still to play this season, including the U13 English National Championships, but her ultimate dream is to break into the top six and eventually play in the 2020 Olympics!  If anyone is interested in playing badminton for fun, to keep fit or competitively, then contact Nigel Collins on 07817 753507 or Claire Reed on 07974 966304 for further information.

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Head Teacher: Mr Alex Lingard

Liskeard School & Community College
Luxstowe
Liskeard
Cornwall
PL14 3EA

How to find us

Tel: +44(0)1579 342344

School Attendance Line (24 hours): +44(0)1579 325730

Fax: +44(0)1579 343350

Email: enquiries@liskeard.cornwall.sch.uk

 

 

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