More than 200 volunteers have been nominated for the Pride of Table Tennis Regional Awards.

Nominations were made for the following four categories:

  • Regional Volunteer of the Year
  • Regional Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Regional Contribution to Table Tennis Award
  • Regional Coach of the Year.

The regional winners were chosen by panels of volunteers selected by each regional committee.

Winners have been informed by their Regional Committee and have been presented, or will be presented, with their certificate and trophy in the next couple of weeks. So far, North East have presented their awards at the North East Club and Volunteer Conference and North West presented theirs at the Senior British League match at Halton.

All regional winners have now been put forward into the National Awards nominations, alongside other nominees for the Club of the Year, Technical Official of the Year and the Inclusivity Award. The National Panel has recently met and decided on the shortlisted finalists, who will be informed in the next couple of days.

Table Tennis England Chief Executive Sara Sutcliffe said: “Volunteers are the heartbeat of our sport and we can’t thank them enough for their passion, dedication and commitment to getting people from all backgrounds and abilities playing table tennis.

“We are delighted to recognise and honour all the winners and indeed all our volunteers.”


Regional Volunteer of the Year 2016

Yorkshire – Paul Simpson

North East – Steve Dickinson

North West – Dennis Artess

West Midlands – Nigel Anson

East – Neil Brierley

East Midlands – Ken Eliot

London – Angus Warren

South West – Tony Halse

South East – Barbara Bayford

South – Malcolm Makarian


Regional Young Volunteer of the Year 2016

North East – Amy Webster

North West – Jordan Abbott

West Midlands – Gemma Mckay

East –     Adam Pitt

East Midlands – Liam McTiernan

London – Ryszard Pelc

South West – Finn Morgan Bayliss

South – Naomi Hayes


Regional Coach of the Year 2016

Yorkshire – Ashley Hodgson

North East – Steve Brunskill

North West – Graham Coupe

West Midlands – Edward Lynn

East – Mark Dare

East Midlands – Darran Leete

London – Daniel Basterfield

South West – Eddie Roofe

South East – Trevor Towers

South – Ken Phillips


Regional Contribution to Table Tennis Award 2016

Yorkshire – Rob Loxley

North East – Alan Hedley

North West – Ken Bennett

West Midlands- John Blackband

East- Ken Field

East Midlands- David Maddison

London- Harold Webb

South West – Gordon White

South East – Roger Gillett

South – Brian Hall