TABLE TENNIS: Grantham’s Harrison gets England call-up for European Championships

Adam Harrison. Photo: PA Wire/Press Association pa-sport-old-20130914-174406-ag_

Adam Harrison. Photo: PA Wire/Press Association pa-sport-old-20130914-174406-ag_

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Grantham youngster Adam Harrison has been called up to represent England at the European Youth Championships in Italy next month.

Adam will be part of the Junior Boys’ team which also comprises Helshan Weerasinghe, Danny Lawrence and Sam Mabey.

The selection policy was based on tough criteria, with a high performance standard required to be successful at an event of this stature. As a result, only athletes with top-eight potential were considered.

Simon Mills, head of coaching and performance at Table Tennis England, said: “We’re very excited about the players we are taking because we believe they are capable of performing at the highest level in Europe.

“While we have selected a small squad on this occasion, we are committed to helping talented young players to develop to reach this standard in the future and compete successfully for England on the European and world stage.”

The championships take place in Riva Del Garda, Italy, from July 11 to 20.