Clifton pupils take to the tables with European champions
Pupils from Clifton Community Arts School found themselves competing against some of the world’s most talented disabled table tennis players during a special visit to the English Institute of Sport (EIS) in Sheffield.
Their visit was arranged by Parkgate Shopping, whose owner, British Land, is a supporter of the Institute.
After meeting athletes from the British Table Tennis Association for Disabled (BTTAD) , touring the EIS facilities and learning about plans for the London 2012 Paralympic Games from BTTAD Coach Matt Kenny, the children settled down to some real competition. Their opponents included Will Bailey, World No 2 in Class 7, and Jack Hunter-Spivey
Speaking on behalf of British Land, Parkgate’s Manager Denis Copeland, who also participated in the visit, said: “The Team 2012 Appeal, which we support, ensures that the athletes are surrounded by first class support and facilities. We were pleased to show one of our local schools how dedicated the athletes are, and the high standard that a team such as BTTAD has reached. We wish them well in their London 2012 quest.”
28 November 2011
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