TABLE TENNIS: Royal Russell School's U13 table tennis team, which consisted of Reiss Vydelingum, Liam Smith, James Smith and Charlie Jones, performed extremely well to win the South London and Surrey Championships last week.
The competition, held at Wilson's School, was for Year 8 pupils and below, but this didn't stop the team who had an incredibly young group with two students from Year 7, one from Year 6 and one from Year 5.
In the initial group stage, Royal Russell beat Hayes (Bromley) 7-1 and Coombe (Merton) 7-1. Then there was a close encounter with Wilson's in the semi-finals but Royal Russell came out on top, winning 5-3.
After a tense and exciting encounter, the boys went on to beat Coombe again in the final to qualify for the Jack Petchey zone finals, which will be held in Redbridge on January 19.
The U13 team will also be joined by the school's U11 team, who qualified for the same stage by beating Bishop Gilpin 5-3.