Haringey table tennis players took top honours in the Youth Club Table Tennis Festival run by London Youth in partnership with Table Tennis England and the Jack Petchey Foundation, held at Morpeth Table Tennis Club, Tower Hamlets last week.

The event attracted 48 players from youth organisations across London Boroughs with age ranges of Boys and Girls under-12, under-14, under-16 and under-19.

Haringey’s Bruce Grove Youth Space players won medals in the combined Under-19/Under-16 Girls event, which was one by 17-year-old Safiya Briscoe-Francis, who beat teammate Kechell Dalton, 15.

The under-19 Boys event was won by Richard Hung, 16, who beat Morpeth Table Tennis Club’s Elias Momann, 16, in the final, white Emmanuelle Broddey, 13, came third in his event.

The Bruce Grove Youth Space is based in Tottenham and offers a variety of programmes for over 100 young people who attend sessions. The team works with young people aged 10-19 and consists of staff and volunteers with a range of skills and experience for supporting young people so everyone can realise their full potential.

Derek Brown, table tennis coach, has been a youth worker for 40 years and attended Bruce Grove as a youngster. He said “We are part of Haringey’s sports development and have high expectations for our young people. We like this competition because youngsters like a challenge and table tennis is a great sport and easy to take up. We are proud of all our players.”