King’s Lynn youngster Mollie Patterson named in table tennis England youth squad

MLNF 7.10.15

MLNF 7.10.15

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Mollie Patterson from Brancaster Staithe has been named in the table tennis England youth squad for the second season in succession.

The 12-year-old is in the development group, consisting of 17 players. The squad is completed by a 14-strong performance group.

Table Tennis England announced the squad following an application process and a series of assessments held over the summer.

During the 2015-16 season, the players will all attend monthly sessions at the National Sports Centre at Lilleshall as well as having regular contact and support from the national coaching staff on an individual or smaller group basis in between sessions.

Table Tennis England’s head of coaching & performance, Simon Mills, said: “We have expanded the squad this year from 28 to 31 youngsters this season and will be supporting them as much as possible to give them a chance to succeed on the international stage.

“We will also have a number of additional players in an observation group and will monitor their progress.

“We are excited to see how these young players develop.”

The players have signed an agreement which sets out their commitments to the programme, including training, fitness and behaviour criteria.

Performance squad: *Charlotte Bardsley, *Emily Bolton, *Harry Dai, *Tin-Tin Ho, James Hobson, *Tom Jarvis, Omar Khassal, *Jamie Liu, *Denise Payet, *Alex Ramsden, *Shayan Siraj, *James Smith, *Ethan Walsh, Jasmin Wong

Development squad: Reece Chamdal, *Ruby Chan, *Kate Cheer, Sam Chesterman, *Joe Clark, Joe Cope, *Amirul Hussain, *Isabelle Joubeily, *Danielle Kelly, Jonathan McMullen, Letitia McMullen, *Mollie Patterson, Joe Pilkington, *Darcie Proud, Olly Tyndall, Hannah Ward, Joshua Weatherby

* Indicates player in last season’s EYS