On December 5th 2016, The Westgate school took two teams to the Table Tennis County Finals at Testwood College.
Our Under 16 team were young (only Year 9 boys) but all four players were of a very good standard. They were drawn against some top opposition in the first round, but played exceptionally well to beat both schools to get through to the final stages. The next two teams that they played presented a real challenge and there were some incredible nail biting games, which went right to the wire. All four players played so well and fought right to the end to win the whole competition - well done to Ed Robertson, Ethan Cheung, Will Crompton and Fin Peters.
Our Under 13 team were very nervous as only a few of them had played in competitions before. Their first round was nearly all over as they struggled to find their form but narrowly got through to the final stages by one game! They then stepped up their play and again fought a hard battle to beat both schools to become U13 champions as well. Well played to Harry Birch, Henry Crompton, Harry Benson and Luke Salwey.
With both teams through to the Regional Zone finals in London and our friends at St Bede's Primary school through too, Winchester has once again led the way!
A big thank you to Paddy Shephard and all the staff at South Wonston Table Tennis Club for their continued direction, training and enthusiasm for our pupils.
Bring on London!
Westgate Under 13 Boys: Harry Birch, Henry Crompton, Harry Benson & Luke Salwey
Westgate Under 16 Boys: Will Crompton, Finn Peters, Ed Robertson & Ethan Cheung