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Thomas Aveling take part in the Kent Schools Table Tennis

Tuesday 30th January saw five girls from Year 7 represent Thomas Aveling at the Kent Schools Individual Table Tennis competition hosted by the Howard school.

The event started with Katie, Scarlett, Mille, Hailie and Stephanie being put into groups to decide whether they would be progressing onto the main event or the consolation competition. The girls fought hard in their group matches playing county representatives and nationally ranked competitors and after 3 closely contested matches each the girls were moved into the appropriate competitions.

After 3 wins out of 3, Katie progressed into the main event and found no trouble in winning her quarter final convincingly (2-0). Katie was then knocked out in a tightly contested match against a higher ranked player and the eventual winner who progressed onto the nationals in Wolverhampton. Katie displayed resilience by then dismissing her opponent in the bronze medal match to come 3rd place in the competition.

The other girls competed in some tough knock-out matches and began to play each other for places in the event.  This left a bronze medal match in the consolation competition being contested between Stephanie and Scarlett. The best friends played out a thriller of a game in which the lead fluctuated between the two. Stephanie managed to cling on in the final set to achieve 3rd place in the consolation competition.

A very successful trip for Thomas Aveling in which two girls came back with medals. Well done to all of the girls for being superstars throughout the day and representing the school in such a positive manner. The girls travel to Bristol on Sunday for the Southern Regional Team Table Tennis Finals.

Mr Gooding