Haworth Hawks face Sport Relief challenge

Haworth Hawks held a one point knock out tournament to kick off their fundraising for Sport Relief.  All the competitors were asked to wear silly hats to add to the element of fun. The main tournament was won by coach Bob Yorke as 12-year old Grace Fellingham-Webb failed to get the ball over the net on her service. Ben Farrar, aged 12, won the supplementary and junior competitions. On the night £27 was raised.

Grace is the recent winner of the Handicap Final at the Keighley Table Tennis Club closed Tournament beating adult Tim Williams 44-33. Spencer Hurd, also 12, won the Junior class in that competition, beating another Haworth Hawks player Nathan Ward, aged 13, in three straight games 3-0 (11-7, 11-6, 11-9)

These three juniors are part of two teams who are being sponsored to win games at the Cadet League tournament in Halifax this Sunday 23rd March. The boys team of Spencer, Nathan and 10 year old Morgan Reed play in the second division and could win a maximum of 90 games on Sunday. The girls team of Grace, Maddy Silberberg  and Emily Mellor play in the third division and could win a maximum of 81 games. Sponsorship pledged to date is £42.

Anyone wishing to sponsor either team can do so on line at the following web page my.sportrelief.com/sponsor/HaworthHawksTableTennisClub. Please note the name is too long for the search function from the Sport Relief website, so you will need to enter the exact web page name given directly in your web browser.

Judith Silberberg (March 20, 2014)