The IW team, back from left, coach Claire Carter, Mark Roberts, Jon Baker and coach Sophie Slade. Front, Sarah Beane and Carl Harvey.
THE IW Special Olympics team showed what a multi-talented bunch they are by competing in a Special Olympics badminton tournament in Bournemouth.
Many of the players are also talented athletes, bowls and table tennis players, but placed highly in the competition, in singles and doubles contest.
In the individual competitions, Jon Baker came fourth in the men’s first division, with Mark Roberts fifth. Sarah Beane came seventh in the ladies’ first division, with Carl Harvey fifth in the men’s second division.
In the doubles, Jon and Mark performed brilliantly to come second in the men’s first division, while Sarah joined Southampton’s Gillian Sherward to win the ladies’ first division, despite never having played together before.
Carl and Gary Hiscock, from Southampton, came third, in the men’s second division, again having never played together before.