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One step from glory TA­BLE TEN­NIS

Harefield Gazette - - SPORT -

HARE­FIELD Academy’s U19 boys will battle for top honours at the English Schools’ Ta­ble Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion But­ter­fly Na­tional Team Cham­pi­onship fi­nals this week­end.

The teenagers will go for glory at Hinckley Leisure Cen­tre, in Le­ices­ter­shire, on Satur­day as 32 re­gional qual­i­fiers, whit­tled down from more than 270 en­trants, con­test eight events.

Hare­field’s suc­cess in their zone fi­nal in late Jan­uary was fol­lowed by one of four re­gional show­downs, which saw them van­quish teams from Es­sex, Buck­ing­hamshire and Dorset.

On fi­nals day, Hare­field face op­po­nents from Edg­ware, Greater Manch­ester and Stafford­shire. HAYES & Yead­ing United Youth FC are hold­ing open tri­als for U7s to U17s.

Tri­als start on Satur­day with a sec­ond date, on Satur­day May 16, for United to run the rule over play­ers at Hilling­don House Farm, in Gat­ting Way, Uxbridge, from 9.30am to 11.30am. Play­ers can turn up on the day and con­tact youth sec­re­tary Paul Raines on 07769 357969.

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