Brent students crowned regional kings of the tennis table

Talented pair take top honours at contest held in Captial City Academy in Willesden.

A pair of talented students were crowned kings of the table after taking top honours in a regional sports competition.

Brent pupils Justina George, 12 and 18-year-old Micab Salmon, battled it out against schools from neighbouring boroughs to be crowned the top table tennis players in their categories at The London West Regional Finals.

The pair were handed medals and will now progress to the grand final in the summer.

The competition, held at Capital City Academy, in Doyle Gardens, Willesden, saw teams from schools in Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow battle it out.

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Justina, who attends Wembley High School, first picked up a table tennis bat five years ago.

She said “I like playing table tennis because you can learn many things and I enjoy meeting people. I am thrilled to win the regional final.”

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The competition is initiated by the English Table Tennis Association (ETTA) and is also supported by the Jack Petchey Foundation (JPF).

Established in 1999 the JPF aims to develop potential in young people aged 11-25 in London and Essex

The table tennis scheme is designed to get young people interested in playing sport at school.

All winners from the reigonal final will progress to the Jack Petchey London School’s singles finals on June 2.

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