National finals for Worksop College teen

Calum Goodwin
Calum Goodwin

A Worksop College student has been selected to represent his county in a national table tennis championship final.

Over 300 players, in the colours of 50 counties, will gather at Doncaster Dome on 26th April, for the 2014 Butterfly Schools Individual Table Tennis Championships.

And Calum Goodwin of Worksop College will be in action for Notts.

The youngster has been selected for a second successive year, to take on the best players in the country at Under 16 boys level.

Competitions are held at Under 11, 13, 16 and 19 levels for both boys and girls.

All schools, primary and secondary, are eligible to enter players in the county rounds in order to qualify for these finals.

And it’s the largest one day event in the English table tennis calendar.

For Goodwin, it’s been a balancing act this season between the table and the school desk.

Dad Kevin explained to the Guardian: “He attends Worksop College and he’s studying for his GCSEs in May.”

“Consequently his training and coaching has been limited going into this tournament.”

The teenager competes in the Chesterfield and District Table Tennis League, representing the Speedwell Table Tennis Academy in Division One.

Goodwin’s fellow Notts player Sam Walker won the Under 16 schools title back in 2011, before going on to turn professional.