Fee Teng sets sights on gold

Badminton
Badminton

Teenage sensation Fee Teng Liew will pull on an England jersey at the Sainsbury’s 2014 School Games in Manchester in September.

The 15-year-old badminton ace is one of 1,600 youngsters competing at this year’s games.

While at the event, Fee Teng will get a taste of the pressure and excitement of competing at the highest level. She will experience an athlete’s village, take part in opening and closing ceremonies, and perform in front of a crowd of thousands.

And badminton certainly runs in the family - Fee Teng’s father plays ParaBadminton for Malaysia.

A delighted Fee Teng said: “I am very happy to have been selected to represent England in the Sainsbury’s 2014 School Games.

“This will be my first time competing in the event and my main aim is to win a gold medal in the girl’s doubles competition.”

A number of British stars have all been on the same journey as Fee Teng and experienced competing at the Sainsbury’s School Games before going on to sporting success at a senior level.

In 2008 Team GB’s rising star of the heptathlon, Katarina Johnson-Thompson bagged a gold medal and with it the record of 1.78m in the high jump, while Paralympic swimming gold medallist, Ellie Simmonds took gold and two silvers in the pool in 2006.

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Sajid Javid said: “Congratulations to Fee Teng for being selected to take part in this year’s Sainsbury’s 2014 School Games for what I am sure will be an extremely successful event and a chance for our young sporting talent to shine.”