Congratulations to Jordan Hart who won her fourth Welsh Singles Junior title in a row at Cardiff in early March. This was despite breaking a bone in her foot late last summer and not having had much tournament play since then. She was expected to win but no matches are easy at the top national level.
She then went on to be the top Welsh Junior at the European Championships in Turkey. This is a hugely tough event with Wales well down the national pecking order and there were some setbacks such as the team losing heavily 5 -0 to Denmark who then went on to win the Gold Team event. There was a second 5 - 0 loss to Bulgaria although that was a disappointment with the matches all close. The final match was a 3-2 victory against Hungary and Jordan won in singles and mixed doubles to set up the victory.
It's well worth noting some of Jordan Hart's past achievements with the sport as she has became one of the biggest medal achievers in Junior Girls History in Badminton Wales. In the National Finals in 2012 she recorded a first ever clean sweep of three golds in Singles, doubles and mixed doubles to follow on from a variety of medals in previous years.
Later that year she took another even more impressive two Golds in singles and doubles at the UK School Games and got to the quarter final in the mixed. Most players tend to specialise in singles or doubles at this level but Jordan played five tough matches on finals day compared to her opponents in the doubles who only played two.