26 Sep Junior British League report
The first weekend of this season’s Junior British League took place on the weekend of September 23rd and 24th. Four fusion teams, two boys and two girls teams, took part in the Derby arena. The teams enjoyed mixed fortunes.
The first boys team, playing in the Premier Division for the second year, started off very well and won the first two matches. They went on to win 3 out of 5 so now they are in 4th place and hope that they will win the remaining two matches to stay in the top four and fight for the title in the playoffs.
Ben Hee played exceptionally well coming into the first team up from the second team to win more than half his matches in the Premier Division.
The girls 1st team found it a bit difficult but really focused on the task and won 1 match out of 5. However, they had some close matches which resulted in losses but could so easily have been 4-2 wins or draws. They still have a slight chance of being in the top 4 and entering the playoffs if they win their remaining two matches.
The girls 2nd were promoted to the second division this year and had an amazing run as they remained undefeated for the whole weekend. Lois Perryman, Scarlett O’Neill and to Temeesha Dobbs really flew the flag for Fusion and girls table tennis with their exceptional training over the last few months. They showed that hard work and dedication can actually take you as far as you would want it to take you. The are in second place in their division and, hopefully, more hard work over next three months will see them fight for the divisional title.
The Fusion boys 2nd team we’re also promoted to the first division this season up two divisions from winning the 3rd division in April. It was very tough going even though they really fought tooth and nail they found it difficult to master their opponents. Notable performances from Alexander, Chamika and Ben Foss, however they could not climb the mountain to the top on this occasion. There is now an opportunity for them to really put in some hard work when they go back to the training ground and focus on areas where they need to improve. Hopefully at the next weekend they will be able to take more victories out of the weekend.
Full results can be found on the British League website.