On Saturday 14th March 2020 Haworth Hawks Cadet team member Sophia McLean competed in the National Schools Team Championship Finals in Hinckley, representing Benton Park School (Rawdon), alongside team mate Catherine Balshaw.
They were up against three other schools in the Under-19 Girls category.
They opened with a superb 3 -2 win over Southend School.
Next up were Okehampton College. With Mari Baldwin in the team, who was silver medallist at the Mark Bates Ltd National Championships earlier in the month, this was going to be tough! Even though it ended in a 4 – 1 loss, Sophia and Catherine played superbly against such a strong team.
In their final match they played the eventual winners Norwich School, featuring Hong Kong twins Michelle and Rachel Wong. Despite some good performances they lost 5-0.
Overall it was a great experience for Sophia who can proudly say that she was part of the 3rd best Schools Under-19 Girls Table Tennis team in the country.