High school sides take titles again

TWO of the table-tennis teams from Ponteland High School were crowned county champions earlier this month.

On November 8, the U19 girls’ and U16 boys’ A teams won the Northumberland Table Tennis County Championships.

And in a clean sweep, the U16 boys’ B and C teams came second and third respectively, following last year’s successes at both U16 boys’ and girls’ levels.

Assistant headteacher Jim Balkwill said: “The level of commitment and success of the Ponteland High School students has been outstanding and it is a great achievement for the boys and girls to have been crowned Northumberland champions two years’ running.”