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Island Games Team Announcement

posted 6 May 2019, 16:01 by Guernsey Table Tennis Association   [ updated 7 May 2019, 15:17 ]


The GTTA Senior Selection Committee have selected the following players to represent Guernsey in the upcoming Island Games in Gibraltar:  

Team  
Garry Dodd
Lawrence Stacey
Joshua Sacey
Ben Foss
Dawn Morgan
Paula Le Ber
Sam Kershaw
Daisy Kershaw
 
Non-Playing Captain  
Alex Robinson

Team Manager  
Derek Webb


It is a team which mixes youth with experience and Guernsey will look to defend the team title in Gibraltar, having won gold at the last three Island Games in which table tennis was played - Gotland 2017, Jersey 2015 & Isle of Wight 2011.

Garry Dodd leads the charge in the men's event, playing in his 6th Games and looking to add to his 5 gold medals previously earned. Also selected are recent Island Men's Singles champion Lawrence Stacey and twin brother Joshua as well as 17-year old Ben Foss, playing in his 2nd Games after an impressive debut in Gotland.

For the women, veteran Dawn Morgan will look to set more records as she competes in her 11th Games, having so far racked up 27 medals including 7 golds. She is joined by Paula Le Ber, who has been in fine form in the league this season and is playing in her first Island Games since 2011.  The mother-daughter combination of Sam and Daisy Kershaw have also been selected, with Daisy earning an excellent silver medal in the Women's Doubles two years ago.