TS5C Sponsored Athlete
The flagship fund has already benefited over 130 young athletes from Somerset in a variety of sports. TS5C sponsored athletes have already achieved significant results at both County and National level, and have competed for Team GB in international competitions.

In April, ten regions around England held championships to select their top players to compete at the National Inter-Regional Table Tennis Championships to be held at Arena Sports in Kettering. TS5C athlete Bertie Kelly comfortably secured the number on slot for the SW Boys U13 team, not dropping a single set throughout the entire event.

Bertie Kelly recently came third in the English Schools National Finals in Wolverhampton even though he was competing in a higher age group.

Two weeks before the National Championships, he is also going to be competing in the National Inter-Regional Finals where, as champion of the South West, he will compete against the nine other English regions and hopefully secure the title for the South West of top region in the country.

The first weekend of September saw Bertie compete at the Bribar Plymouth junior table tennis tournament. It was a most successful event in which Bertie won all three of the categories he entered: U13 team, U13 individual and U15 individual. As he switched schools shortly afterwards, his sporting activities were scaled back for a while, but he continued to attend a variety of tournaments and played for several teams.

Following on from becoming National Champion in the summer of 2016 Bertie was called up to represent England again (he had already played at the Six Nations in the Channel Islands back in April). This time it was to be at the European Championships in Strasbourg.

Our Goal

TS5C's aim is to make a difference to people's lives in Somerset - be it in providing funding for trim trails, disability swimming events, up and coming athletes or community projects like wheelchair basketball.

We exist solely on donations from individuals, businesses and small foundations. If you would like to support our efforts, please contact us directly.
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