England Youth Squad

The England Youth Squad (EYS) is a group of young players with the potential to play table tennis at elite level on the international stage.

What is it?

The England Youth Squad (EYS) is a group of young players with the potential to play table tennis at elite level on the international stage.

The members are selected from applicants who are tested for physical fitness, technical capability and ability to continuously improve and work in a group situation.

The top group of players who have reached all the required standards enter the England Youth Squad and receive individual programmes from our coaches, including coaching, sport science and competition support and full squad kit and come together for regular training camps at home and abroad.

The players currently in this group are: Ben Piggott, Shayan Siraj, Ruby Chan and Jasmin Wong.

Beneath that level is the England Training Group – players who are just below the baseline standards but who are working to meet them and break into the top group. They are invited to training camps alongside the players in the top group and receive a smaller amount of squad kit.

The members of the second group are: Naphong Boonyaprapa, Rhys Davies, Jie Fu Tham, Amirul Hussain, Thomas Rayner, Edan Regan, Peter Smallcombe, Sam Wilson, Charlotte Bardsley, Megan Gidney and Millie Rogove.

Players in both of these groups are also eligible for help with applying for funding opportunities and external awards such as SportsAid, with priority given to those in the top group.

A further four players are awaiting assessment as they had prior table tennis commitments or injuries on the initial assessment days.

The EYS is for players who wish to engage full-time with the Table Tennis England Performance Pathway. Other players are free to choose their own pathways – for example, some choose to train full-time with overseas clubs.

Selection for international events is not limited to the players in the EYS as others who meet the same standards are also considered by the selectors, under the terms of Selection Policies for individual events.

The next assessment day for players who wish to work within our Performance Pathway is in August.

Please see the bottom of the page for the Selection Policy, Athlete Agreement and Application Form.

 

Attachments

Total Attachments: 3

EYS Programme Guide 2018/19

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EYS Selection Policy 2018/19

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Size: 240 KB

Youth Funding Support Policies

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Size: 272 KB

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