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Junior Team of the Year
Junior Team of the Year - Sponsored by Avenue Tennis
Awarded to the team that has
achieved outstanding competitive success during the judging period.
This is open to school teams, college teams or club sides. The
category is open to teams of two people or more, so doubles pairs
in racquet sports are included.
All team members must have been 17 years old or younger on
1 January 2016.
Gold - Pilgrim School Table Tennis
The Pilgrim School only got a table tennis
team together in 2013 during breakfast club. They then went
on to hold an after school club on a Friday and entered a team in
to the Medway Mini Youth Games.
The school won the 2015 Mini Youth Games, the
Kent Schools Championships, South East Championships and qualified
for the South East National Semi Finals, where they eventually lost
to last year’s national finalist winners, the only game they lost
in the entire year.
Silver - Rainham Mark Under 13 Girls
The Rainham Mark girls won the Medway and Kent
secondary schools finals and went on to win the south east regional
finals, which qualified them for the National Schools Handball
Championships in June 2016. They lost the bronze medal match in
extra time and finished fourth in the country overall. The
team train hard and have a positive team spirit. The whole
school has now adopted handball with large numbers of pupils taking
Bronze - Hollands and Blair
Hollands and Blair Hurricanes were crowned
2016 Under 8 ESF Champions in May 2016, qualifying for the ESF
Grand Final where they came second in their group. The ESF
Festival is the largest youth festival in the UK. Ian Wright,
who watched the semi finals, said “With so many teams involved,
being crowned ESF Champions is no mean feat, so congratulations to
Holland & Blair Hurricanes.”