One step from glory TABLE TENNIS
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.