Following the success of last seasons competition, the England Talent Pathway (ETP) teams and pairs competition was included in this seasons calendar.

Saturday 1st of December saw representatives from the England Performance Group (EPG) and five Academies (Vipers, Knights, Gladiators, Hawks and Scoprions) battle it out to get their hands on the ETP Teams and Pairs Trophy at West Notts College, Mansfield.

This year's competition had some familiar faces who competed last season but we also welcomed some new players to the competition as it grows. There was good standard of play all day with games going down to the last ball, keeping spectators gripped and trying to find somewhere to view the games, knowing that every outcome could affect the overall standings.

After four rounds of matches the medals still hadn't been decided; the results of the BC1/2 Teams and BC4 Pairs were awaiting the results from the final round to decide the winners in their round robin competitions and the BC3 Pairs going into a Gold and Bronze medal play-off matches.

This years medallists

In the Team competition, the gold medal went to Jabe Peake, Tia Ruel and Reshad Saraj representing the EPG.

The silver medal went to Caroline Robinson, Sam Hindley, Jason Rolph and Amy Darlow (not photographed) from the Knights academy.

Bronze medallists were; Holly Goodwyn, Alex Dukes and Dan Bentley from the Hawks and Vicki Ekins from the Gladiators

In the BC3 Pairs competition, following a close final that went down to the last ball, the gold medallists and winners of the Rachel Morgan Memorial Trophy were Rich Amos and Will Arnott representing in EPG,

The silver medal went to Matt Berry and Ce Turk also representing the EPG,

the bronze medal went to Beth Moulam, Lee Croker and Raf Young from the Knights academy

In the BC4 Pairs competition, the gold medal went to Penny Froude and Alfie Yates from the EPG,

Silver medallists were Mitchell Robinson and Aiden Robinson representing the Hawks,

the winners of the bronze medal were Steve Ledbrook and Archie Eaton playing for the Gladiators

Throughout the day, not only were the athletes playing for themselves in their team or pair, they were also accruing points for the team they were representing, the eventual winners were the EPG

and the final standings were as follows

A huge THANK YOU to our volunteers that were refereeing, lining, timing and coaching on the day.

We hope everyone had a fantastic day! The full results can be found here.

Following the success of the competition we will look to host this event annually and continue to push the standards of our Teams and Pairs throughout the England Talent Pathway. For further information on how to access our Academies please contact [email protected]