Gold for Guthlaxton Boys!

The Boys Table Tennis Super-Series Final came to a thrilling end with an evening of outstanding quality competition at Knighton Park Table Tennis Club. The Under 19 event saw 6 partnerships battling it out to be crowned champions.
Guthlaxton College (Oadby & Wigston) took on Wyggeston Queen Elizabeth College (East Leicester) and it was point for point, going into the final two matches at 3-3. The boys from Guthlaxton College held their nerve and managed to win 5-3 to take home the Gold, leaving Wyggeston Queen Elizabeth College with Silver. Uppingham School (Rutland) picked up 3rd place.
The ‘Spirit of the Games’ was awarded to De Lisle (North Charnwood) for fully demonstrating the values in which the “School Games” represents – Determination, Honesty, Passion, Respect, Self-Belief and Teamwork.
Professional Team GB Table Tennis star Darius Knight came along to the event and was challenged to a game from a number of the young athletes who impressed him with the tough competition they provided.
U19 Boys
Winners ~ Oadby & Wigston (Guthlaxton College)
2nd Place ~ East Leicester (Wyggeston QE College)
3rd Place ~ Rutland (Uppingham School)
4th Place ~ Hinckley & Bosworth (Bosworth Academy)
5th Place ~ West Leicester (Regent College)
6th Place ~ North Charnwood (De Lisle College)
‘Spirit of the Games’ Winners ~ North Charnwood (De Lisle College)
The Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sainsbury’s School Games is open to all young people aged 5-18 years, of all abilities and backgrounds in every school from across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.
It provides schools with the chance to boost their existing work in school sport to create a year-round calendar of competition for all students and provides County, Regional and National pathways for our most talented athletes.
Through our 10 local School Sport & Physical Activity Networks (SSPANs), Levels 1 and 2 are delivered across 10 partnership areas within Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, by School Games Organisers (SGOs).
Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) deliver on the Level 3 offer, organising and delivering a calendar of County Finals throughout the year in the form of School Games Super-Series Finals and School Games Championships.