Table Tennis Scholar at Charles Read Academy to Represent the GB Para Team
Friday, February 8, 2019
Table tennis scholar, Dylan Tynan, from Charles Read Academy in Corby Glen, has been selected to represent Great Britain as part of the Para Team at the Spanish Open in Costa Brava in March. Dylan, a Year 10 pupil at the school, which is part of the David Ross Education Trust, has been involved in the British Para Table Tennis setup for over two years but this is his first International cap.
Dylan has Myotonia Congenita which restricts the movement of his skeletal muscles which causes him to experience severe muscular tension which can lead to limited movement patterns. This can affect him in his everyday life and becomes even more challenging when he trains and competes.
On receiving his selection letter Dylan said: “Joining the Table Tennis Performance Centre at Charles Read Academy has meant I have been able to access more regular, elite training at school. It has developed my game to the next level, allowing me to now compete on an international stage.”
Shane Ward, Head of Sports Enrichment for the David Ross Education Trust, added: “It is great to see our performance programme having the desired outcome and allowing our students to reach their full potential, alongside their academic studies. This is the third year the programme has been running and Dylan’s success and progression is another highlight for us. The hard work of the school, coaches and most importantly Dylan are clear for all to see.”