TABLE TENNIS: Grantham’s Leete wins gold for England

Matthew Leete in action in Ireland.
Matthew Leete in action in Ireland.

King’s School student Matthew Leete won gold for England in the International Schools Championships at the University of Limerick in Ireland.

In a busy competition, teams of two played in three age groups over a three-day period. Matt and partner Joe Clark, of Middlesbrough, fought their way to the final of the under-16 boys in which they triumphed over the England B team by a 3-1 margin.

Matthew Leete tops the podium alongside England A team-mate, with England B in second and Ireland A in third.

Matthew Leete tops the podium alongside England A team-mate, with England B in second and Ireland A in third.

Through these stages Matt only dropped one set and did not lose a match. Also, Matt achieved a silver in the individuals, losing to Irishman Owen Cathcart 3-2 in a tight match.

Matt would like to say thank you to local businessman Peter Durham, of Durham Cleaning Services, for financial support towards his travel and training costs.