EDP Norfolk - - THE MARDLER -

Two school pupils from Nor­wich are keen to fol­low in the foot­steps of one of Nor­folk’s sport­ing he­roes – wheel­chair ten­nis player Al­fie Hewett (see page 33).

Ben Bar­tram, 13, and Ruby Bishop, 14, have both been se­lected to com­pete in the wheel­chair ten­nis at the 2018 School Games – a na­tional multi-sport event for the UK’s most tal­ented schoolage ath­letes tak­ing place at Lough­bor­ough Univer­sity on Au­gust 30 to Septem­ber 2.

It is a huge ac­co­lade for the young­sters, who will join over 1,400 ath­letes from across the coun­try to com­pete in 11 dif­fer­ent sports, five of which in­clude dis­abil­ity dis­ci­plines.

Ben, who goes to All Saints School in Less­ing­ham and Ruby, who goes to Sprow­ston Com­mu­nity Academy, are part of the Ten­nis Foun­da­tion’s new Ju­nior Fu­tures Po­ten­tial pro­gramme which iden­ti­fies and de­vel­ops the best young play­ers in the coun­try. school­games­fi­

Ben Bar­tram

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