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Carlton pupils serve up success by reaching table tennis finals


TWO table tennis teams from Carlton le Willows Academy made it through to the last four in the country in a national school teams final at the weekend.

The Academy’s U19s and U13s teams battled it out for top spot at the English Schools Table Tennis Association’s National Team Championships in Hinckley on Saturday – with the Year 8 team taking third place and the U19s eventually finishing in fourth place at the event.

“Reaching the finals was a massive result for both teams, who played some of the best schools in the country during the regionals in Bradford last month, said Carlton le Willows head teacher Craig Weaver.

“To be in the final four – so, one of the best school teams in the country is just amazing. I’m so proud of all our players, who gave it their all.”

The appearance in the final comes just a week after Carlton le Willows was presented with Table Tennis England’s coveted Partner of the Year Award, during a ceremony that recognises commitment to table tennis from volunteers and personalities across Britain.

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