Kate Cheer gets England Schools call-up for Worlds

Kate Cheer has been named in the England team to compete at the World Schools' Table Tennis Championships in Israel.

Thursday, 26th November 2015, 10:03 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 5:47 am
Kate Cheer in action representing England South East at the Sainsbury's School Games SUS-150809-140057002

The 15-year-old Ifield Community College student will travel to Eilat in April as part of a 15-strong England squad selected by the England Schools Table Tennis Association (ESTTA).

England are fielding two teams – one representing Grantham College and the other drawn from the rest of the country.

Cheer will compete alongside Tin-Tin Ho and Letitia McMullan and Denise Payet in the national team. The Grantham College line-up is Emily Bolton, Beth Cook and Grace Potter.

In the boys’ competitions, England will be represented by London Academy – Theodore Achampong, Ryan Barnett, Eren Gozcu and Omar Khassal – plus a nationally-drawn team of Billy Forster, Tom Jarvis, Alex Ramsden and Alec Ward.

All the England players will also compete in individual events.

The tournament takes place from April 2-8 and the draw will be in January. Teams competing are likely to include table tennis powers China, Chinese Taipei and Germany, plus the likes of France, Ireland, Croatia, Greece and the host nation.

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