A lot of young players have had a successful season in the Tesco Express Northuumbria League and also in the Northumberland Tournaments and representing the Northumbria League in National Competitions. Ryan Richardson, in his last season as a junior, became the County Junior Champion and winner of the Norman Moore Memorial Cup for the fourth year running as well as winning the Band One Singles at Senior level. His younger brother, Dean, won the Cadet ( under 15 ) title and the Harry Dignan Cup for the third successive year. Both of them played in the Premier Division of the league along with their father, Barry, and did extremely well to finish as runners up.
Perhaps the performance of the season was that of Adam Curran who won all sixty of his matches in the first division and helped his side, Byker B, to gain promotion to the first division. This was a really magnificent effort and Adam hopes to progress his Table Tennis career when he goes to Grantham Academy in September where he will be under the tuition of former England international, Alex Perry.
Ellis Cooper was successful in the Senior tournament, winning the Handicap Singles, Akshay Pabary , playing for Cramlington Trojans, helped his team to win division one of the league and young Jack Quinn won the Under 13 title for the second year in a row. The Cramlington side that won division four was made up entirely of youngsters
Tomasz Orzechowski, Greg Boijke and Dominic Byrne.
Curan, Cooper and Ryan Guttridge represented the league at Junior level and they comfortable won the Northern Section of the Junior National League. The cadet team was represented by inexperienced players in Adam Shafiq, Chris Jeffery, Arran Kent and Alex Dyter and they did extremely well to finish in the top half of the Cadet National League.