Gorrell ready for Cardiff challenge

Swansea University men’s badminton team are preparing hard to avoid a repeat of last year’s defeat to Cardiff at Varsity.

This year’s contest will contrast that of the previous year in which Swansea went into the match as favourites.

Despite a disappointing league campaign this season captain Sam Gorell is hopeful for success.

“It would be huge to get one over on Cardiff at Varsity,” said Gorell.

“Although we go in as underdogs to the game, I am confident we can take the fight to the Cardiff team and win.”

Swansea had a difficult season in the Western 1A league, finishing sixth, which meant relegation after just one year.

But Gorell is looking forward to some increased support this year from the Swansea fans.

He said: “We know we are the first sport on starting at 9.30am, but we need the green and white army to come watch us, having fans behind you makes a huge difference to the result of a match.”

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