Table tennis - Fred Perry Urban Cup
Newcastle United Foundation, in conjunction with a new initiative called Premier League 4 Sport, has been creating chances for Whickham School children to participate in 4 different sports, one of which is Table Tennis.
Since early 2010 youngsters from schools in Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside have been given an opportunity to try out this indoor racket game.
Sarah Sharif, a pupil at Heaton Manor School, won the girls competition and Chloe Allen, Whickham School and Sports College, was runner up. Sarah said “The final at Cramlington was a real challenge, but enjoyable. I never expected to win and know that I must now put in some extra practice to prepare me for the Finals in London.”
Lewis Houston, Whickham and Ahmed Sharif, Heaton Manor, were the boys’ winner and runner up. Lewis said “I really enjoy table tennis. I think that the opportunity to attend the satellite club and the coaching received has improved my game. I still have time to improve further for the National finals in February.”