New Leeds Schools League

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For the first time in many years Leeds schools held the first fixture of a new Upper Schools League last week. The year 8 and 10 boys and girls events proved very popular with schools from across the city attracting an entry of 26 teams each consisting of four players. The large entry meant that three extra venues had to be added to the original schedule to accommodate all the teams. The event which is part of the Leeds Priority Zone development plan is supported by the Leeds United Foundation who supplied free match day tickets to all participants. The Leeds League have also generously contributed £500 to the project to help fund each player a new quality bat to encourage them to seek play on opportunities. Leeds Active Schools have also added Table Tennis to the Schools Competition Framework and winners of each age group will be invited to represent Leeds at the West Yorkshire Schools Games in March.

Leeds League are also using the event as a Talent Identification opportunity to select players for their new Junior Coaching session at The Grammar School at Leeds every Thursday evening.

Sally Shutt
November 18, 2015