School Sport: Brent youngsters reach Jack Petchey London Schools Singles Finals
PUBLISHED: 13:00 07 February 2018 | UPDATED: 14:12 07 February 2018
Table tennis players from Brent Schools took top honours at the annual Jack Petchey West London Regional Singles competition.
The event, held in association with Table Tennis England, was held at Crest Academy in Neasden.
The competition saw 55 players from 10 schools enter the event, with boys’ and girls’ categories at under-11, under-13, under-16 and under-19 levels.
In the under-16 boys’ final, Crest student Joshua Amanor beat team-mate Thevian Iogonathan 3-2.
“The standard was high and I had to work hard to keep going, especially to beat my team mate,” said Amanor.
In the under-19 girls’ final, Mya Sultan of Capital City Academy in Willesden beat Godolphin & Latymer student Medha Verma 3-2.
“It was hard, but I worked on different tactics in my matches which paid off,” said Sultan.
Both Sultan and Amanor now progress to the Jack Petchey London Schools Singles Finals, which take place in June.
• The Jack Petchey Table Tennis programme includes competition opportunities through the Schools via Team and Individual Championships, with progression to the grand finals.
The scheme also includes donation of indoor and outdoor table tennis tables and equipment.
So far 1,600 tables have been donated to 350 secondary schools, colleges and youth clubs in London and Essex.
Over 5,884 students have played in competitions during the last year and over 40,000 school children have been directly impacted by the scheme since it started.