Skegness Grammar School student named in Team GB Olympic squad

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Skegness Grammar School student, Tom Jarvis, has been called up to the Team GB Table Tennis squad for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 16-year old student has enjoyed many successes over the past year, including taking home a title treble at the Cadet and Junior National Championships, and his efforts have earned him a place in the Olympic Table Tennis squad.

Tom will join fellow Britons, Paul Drinkhall, Liam Pitchford and Sam Walker when they compete at the iconic sporting event in August.

Simon Sprague, Headmaster at Skegness Grammar School, said: “Everyone at Skegness Grammar School is absolutely thrilled for Tom on this remarkable achievement.

“It has been a pleasure to see Tom develop his talent throughout his time at SGS, competing at the very highest level nationally and internationally for his age group.”

Tom has benefitted from Odey Scholarships, the DRET sports bursary and masterclasses during his time at SGS. He has also had incredible backing from the school to support Tom’s education during his hectic training schedule.

Wendy Marshall, CEO of the David Ross Education Trust, added: “We are incredibly proud of Tom for being called up to the Team GB Olympic squad.

“Representing your country in any discipline is a huge honour, and Tom thoroughly deserves this opportunity for all of the hard work and effort he has shown.

“It is a huge privilege to have a member of the Trust performing at such a high standard and we hope Tom enjoys the experience of being in Brazil, surrounded by the world’s best.”