MARLING U16s have been crowned the Birmingham 2018 Zonal Final champions in the national Butterfly English Schools Table Tennis Association tournament.

Representing their school, the Stroud District and Gloucestershire, they earned their place as one of only 16 table tennis playing schools that remain in the the national competition.

Spokesman Greg Holba said: "The team remained unbeaten on the day, with their great team spirit helping them through the toughest rounds against six other school county champions. Eddie Roofe (2017 TTE South West Coach of the Year) thought it was the most competitive Birmingham Zonal Finals he can remember."

Squad: Marcus Holba (captain), Tom Powlesland, Ed Loader, Pablo Carrington and Alfie Eddy.