Image and report taken from the TTE Website.
Young Volunteer of the Year Sophie Storey receives her award from Table Tennis England Chair, Sandra Deaton (picture by Alan Man)
Volunteers take Pride of Place at Nationals - TTE Awards - 2019/20
Author: Paul Stimpson - Publish date: 2nd March 2020
Volunteers shared centre stage with national champions as the Pride of Table Tennis Awards winners were presented on Finals Day at the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships.
The shortlisted nominees in both the Volunteer and Young Volunteer of the Year categories were given VIP treatment at the Nationals and the winners were announced in front of hundreds of spectators.
First up were the nominees for the Young Volunteer of the Year, which recognises a volunteer under the age of 25 who has made a significant impact within a club or league in the past 12 months.
The award went to Sophie Storey, who was nominated by Neil Hardisty for her commitment to table tennis in the Weymouth & District area, where she has made a significant contribution to encourage people to play table tennis, most notably being an important member of the 'This Girl Can' sessions and organising the inaugural youth presentations for Weymouth & District League.
The runners-up were Vishaal Sharda from Knighton Park TTC in Leicester and a trio of youngsters from Wensum TTC in Norwich Ed Horton, Kelsey Fordham & Ella Barnard.
Sophie, Vishaal and Ed were also presented with their certificates for reaching 50 hours of volunteering under our Young Ambassador programme.
Welsh National Championships
John Hook, Over 60's Winner
Owen Clutterbuck and John Hook
Vets Doubles winners with Runner-ups
John Hook: Dorset Vets Team Secretary
John played in the Vets for Dorset on Saturday, then drove to Cardiff to play in the Welsh National Championships where he won the over 60's individual and the Vets Doubles with Owen Clutterbuck.
John Hook won the Over 60 singles defeating Ray Goulding in the final. Congratulations John on being Welsh Champion 2020.
Vets Doubles Owen Clutterbuck & John Hook