The English Table Tennis Association is pleased to announce that the final home Joola European Championships Qualification match will take place in Gateshead between England and Spain’s women.

Just two fixtures remain in the qualification campaigns for the 2013 European Championships in Schwechat, Austria with the England versus Spain match the last on home soil.

The match, which takes place on Tuesday 29th January, will see England’s women attempt to win their first duel in the Championship Division of the European Championships after three previous defeats.

After promotion in 2011, the girls need to avoid defeat at the Gateshead Leisure Centre to ensure they remain in the top tier of European competition for the main event next October.

Tickets are available for the match from just £1 either online here: Gateshead Ticket Office or over the phone on 0191 433 6965.

Specially available for this fixture are ‘Superior’ tickets that include; reserved seating, a free programme, a post-match meal with the players and a photo opportunity. At only £25 a ticket there are only a handful of these tickets still available – for information on these tickets or to reserve yours today please email Vanda Jones on [email protected]

Both England’s women and men will also face a final fixture against the Czech Republic in 2013 which could yet determine both side’s final qualifying positions.

The men, in the lower Challenge Division, will play in Bulgaria for their next fixture with team news from both matches to be announced in the new year.

The ETTA thanks Gateshead Council for providing their support to run this important match.

Click here to see the England vs Spain promotional poster

If you want to get involved on social media in the lead-up to the match or during the game itself use the twitter hashtag #gatesheadTT