South Otago team’s masterful win


South Otago badminton representative team members (from left) Hilary Hirst, Glen Hirst, Chris Bunting, Stephen Dobson, Dave Richards, Diana Kovacs, Juliana Morahan, Lisa Morris, and (front) Matthew Morahan — Carol Deans was absent from the photo — recently won the South Island Badminton Masters competition in Invercargill.

The team played five other teams in the third division from Southland, Otago and Canterbury and had enjoyed its first win since the competition began in 2012.

The competition was for ages over 35 and the team managed to smash out the entire competition in doubles and mixed doubles.

Team member Matthew Morahan said he was ‘‘very stoked and had a good feeling’’ to place first and it was a great achievement for the team.

Morahan said badminton was open for everyone and was held at 7pm every Monday at the South Otago High School gymnasium. He encouraged people to join the fun with social teams.