Siblings Piers and Hannah Boden impressed playing for England at the World Racketlon Championships held in Poznan in Poland.

Piers, aged 16 and attends Huddersfield New College, claimed two golds as he won in the Under 16 doubles alongside partner Leon Griffiths from Surrey.

Piers also took top honours in the Under 16 Team Event as England produced an impressive performnace.

Sister Hannah, a student at Honley High School, also impressed by winning a bronze and a silver – both at higher age groups.

Piers Boden and his partner on the podium at the World Racketlon Doubles and Team Championships 2014 held in Poznan, Poland
Piers Boden and his partner on the podium at the World Racketlon Doubles and Team Championships 2014 held in Poznan, Poland
 

The 14-year-old won her medals playing for the Under 21s in the doubles and at open age in the England Elite Team and was the youngest player in any of the competing countries’ sqauds.

Hannah remained undefeated in the badminton discipline and she topped her fine performance by winning silver in the Under 21 Ladies Doubles event alongside partner Bettina Bugl from Austria.

Racketlon is a sport that combines table tennis, badminton, squash and tennis – played in that order – and the competitors play one set of first to 21 in all four sports.

The sport originated in Scandinavia in the 1980s and was modeled on combination sports like the triathlon and decathlon.