iwtabletennisThe Isle of Wight Table Tennis Association is celebrating after receiving a £300 donation from the MARS Milk Fund.

Founded in 1923, the Isle of Wight Table Tennis Association has 120 members – The players are all from clubs across the island and are of all ages and abilities. The best players often team up to play for their county at UK wide competitions. Training takes place each week and the more experienced players help any newcomers with their game.

Martin Dove, treasurer of the association, says:

Article continues below this advertisement

 “We love having the opportunity to play in competitions across the UK.  Unfortunately our participation may become less frequent due to forthcoming changes in our arrangements with our current sponsor.

“The award from the MARS Milk Fund will help us travel to the mainland for competitions, and will provide new kit for our Cadet and Junior teams, so they can officially compete in the British Table Tennis League.”

A recent survey conducted by MARS Milk revealed that despite seven out of ten of us starting the week with intention of spending at least two hours on our favourite sport or hobby, cost and tiredness invariably put paid to these plans.

The MARS Milk Fund was set up to help individuals, clubs and groups to try something new or simply to spend more time playing their favourite sport or hobby. The MARS Milk Fund, runs until October 6 2013 and has five £300 awards to donate each week.

The fund is open to residents of, and clubs and organisations based in the UK and Republic of Ireland only. Applicants must be 13 years or over and only one application will be accepted per person, club or organisation.

Article continues below this advertisement

For more information visit

The views/opinions expressed in these comments are solely those of the author and do not represent those of Island Echo. House rules on commenting must be followed at all times. data-matched-content-ui-type="image_card_stacked"

News, Traffic & Travel Tweets