Incredible medal haul for siblings

Edward and Isabelle Thorpe
Edward and Isabelle Thorpe

A RETFORD brother and sister took an incredible medal haul at the Notts Badminton Finals, with nine around their necks as they returned home.

Both Edward and Isabelle Thorpe entered two age groups each at the annual championship at Chilwell Olympia.

Eleven-year-old Izzy won the singles, doubles and mixed titles in the Under 13s age group, and the singles and doubles in the Under 15s.

Brother Ed, 14, won the singles, doubles and mixed titles in the Under 15s age category, and paired with doubles partner Matt Curtis to take silver in the Under 17 competition.

Proud mum Christine told the Guardian: “Many thanks go to their coach Dave Lindley, an ex-England international, to Notts County Council for Rising Stars funding, and to Councillors Graham Oxby and Michelle Gregory for funding badminton equipment.”