Craig strikes gold in Romania

Craig Allen ITTF Romanian Para Open Gold Medallist (Under 23s)

Craig Allen travelled to the Romanian Para Open this week as a member of the GB Development Squad.  He’s a member of Barnt Green Aces and trains regularly at Arrow Vale and Colebridge Table Tennis clubs.  He is currently in his third year at Grantham Table Tennis Academy, where he lives and trains.

On Tuesday Craig won the Gold medal in the Romanian Para Open Under-23s Tournament, and it’s a fitting reward for his commitment and hard work over the last few years.  Craig has balanced his continuing improvement in the discipline of table tennis, with his degree in Sports Coaching, after he graduated in November last year from the University of Bedfordshire.

Special thanks should be paid to Colebridge coaches Ian Scott and Eddie Lynn who have mentored Craig over a number of years. 

Craig said “I am thrilled to have won my first singles international medal to add to the team medal that I won previously.  I know I have to keep working at improving my game but I am determined to be the best I can”.

Craig who has a physical disability is a Class 9 player currently ranked 2 in GB, 52 in the world (Seniors) and 15 in the world (Under-23s).

If anyone knows of a business that would like to sponsor Craig please contact Margaret Allen on 07891 510387

Many congratulations from all at Colebridge.