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Table Tennis Triumph for 1st Kempston!

Monday 16th May 2016

Members of 1st Kempston company, The Boys’ Brigade, have been crowned National Table-tennis Champions at the UK & ROI Finals at Glenburn Table Tennis Club in Northern Ireland.DSC_0155 all teams

The team, based in Kempston East Methodist Church in Bedfordshire, had competed with teams from across England and Wales to reach the final which was hosted by Belfast battalion.



The national table tennis competition is one of series of sporting competitions in which BB members from across the British Isles take part.

Bill Stevenson, Acting Brigade Secretary, said:

“Many congratulations to the team from 1st Kempston who performed brilliantly in the final.

“Reaching our UK & ROI finals is an achievement in itself and the result of months of hard work and working well as a team, not to mention the support from many BB leaders. Along with the likes of badminton and football, table tennis is one of several UK & ROI-wide competitions which The Boys’ Brigade offers in order to challenge our young people and help them develop skills and lead more active lives.”

Along with 1st Kempston, other companies taking part in the Final were: 1st Ballyclare and 1st Cookstown representing Northern Ireland; 1st Grangemouth and 2nd Port Glasgow representing Scotland; and 14th Lanchester, the other team from England.

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