There were a lot of new faces in the 2012 GSA squad this year but we were still a successful group of athletes providing 6 out of 13 participants with places in the National Finals in Perth.
This is proof that the pathway to higher skills that the GSA Advisory Panel for Table Tennis wanted to set up is now officially working for the benefit of Junior Table Tennis in Gippsland. Nearly HALF this local squad is representing Victoria in the National Finals. An amazing feat in our 3rd year of existence.
Special thanks to Program Manager Rob Thompson and Head Coach Alois Rosario. They are assisted by Kerri Thompson, Anton Fullerton and Doug Schoer from Traralgon with Rod Street and Richard Cotton from Bairnsdale with Nancy Pattinson from Wonthaggi and Tammy Holwerda, Dom Murdica, Cathy Campbell & Ian Rasmussen from Leongatha. The support from each of these 4 regional Associations is generous both in the training of their juniors from club members and the raising of finances to support the program and hence the ‘pathway’.