England Youth Squad announced for 2015-16

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Table Tennis England has announced the England Youth Squad for 2015-16.

The performance group of 16 players, plus a 15-strong development group, were chosen after an application process and a series of assessments over the summer.

A total of 19 of the players were part of the EYS set-up last season, while 12 are new to the squad.

The players will all attend monthly sessions at the National Sports Centre at Lilleshall as well as having regular contact and support from the national coaching staff on an individual or smaller group basis in between sessions.

Table Tennis England’s Head of Coaching & Performance, Simon Mills, said: “We have expanded the squad this year from 28 to 31 youngsters and will be supporting them as much as possible to give them a chance to succeed on the international stage.

“We will also have a number of additional players in an observation group and will monitor their progress.

“We are excited to see how these young players develop.”

The players have signed an agreement which sets out their commitments to the programme, including training, fitness and behaviour criteria.

Performance squad: *Charlotte Bardsley, *Emily Bolton, *Joe Clark, *Harry Dai, *Tin-Tin Ho, James Hobson, *Tom Jarvis, Omar Khassal, *Jamie Liu, *Denise Payet, Joe Pilkington, *Alex Ramsden, *Shayan Siraj, *James Smith, *Ethan Walsh, Jasmin Wong

Development squad: Reece Chamdal, *Ruby Chan, *Kate Cheer, Sam Chesterman, Joe Cope, *Amirul Hussain, *Isabelle Joubeily, *Danielle Kelly, Jonathan McMullan, Letitia McMullan, *Mollie Patterson, *Darcie Proud, Olly Tyndall, Hannah Ward, Joshua Weatherby

* Indicates player in last season’s EYS

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