MYG Table Tennis - A triumphant journey for the Pilgrims

The Mini Youth Games (MYG) smashed back into action at the MYG Table Tennis tournament on Thursday, 8 March at the Howard School Table Tennis Centre, Rainham.Mini Youth Games logo

In previous years the event has always created close and exciting matches and the 2012 tournament never looked like being any different. At the halfway stage there were still five schools undefeated and vying to be crowned winners. This soon changed when The Pilgrim School defeated Featherby and Wainscott in quick succession, and Miers Court defeated St Margaret’s in an epic encounter.

At the end of the day it left both Miers Court Primary School and The Pilgrim School undefeated with eight wins each; and they could only be separated on games difference by the narrowest of margins. Miers Court recorded a +36 GD, but the Pilgrims School finished on +38 to win their first ever MYG tournament, a huge achievement that also saw them pick up the Highest Placed Small School Award. Featherby Junior School snuck past St Margaret’s Junior School to take third place.Photo of a young table tennis player in action at the Mini Youth Games table tennis event

Considering how close this tournament was, it should make for an even more exciting Night of Champions Table Tennis Final, when the top eight schools from today come back to contest a finals night during the Medway Festival of Sport. The MYG Table Tennis Night of Champions will take place on Monday, 11 June 2012 at Medway Park, Gillingham.

A major focus of all MYG events is on participation and sportsmanship, and the team from St Thomas More were awarded the fair play trophy and a sports equipment voucher from Evans Sport.

The Sports Development and 2012 Team would like to thank both School Sport Partnerships for supporting this event and in particular the staff and student volunteers from The Howard School for hosting this event.

The MYG is a multi-sport programme of events run through the school year for all Medway primary schools. 

It forms part of the Medway Games series organised by Medway Council’s Sports Development Team with the support of Medway’s two school sports partnerships, national governing bodies, local sports clubs and leisure facilities. Prizes are awarded at each event and points are gained towards the overall Mini Youth Games title.

If you are interested in joining a local Table Tennis club, getting involved in the sport or finding out more about Mini Youth Games, contact the Sports Development Team at sportsdevteam@medway.gov.uk