Paul Drinkhall Shortlisted for BBC Award

1st December 2005
by Richard Pettit
The listing was posted by English Table Tennis Association

Paul Drinkhall has been announced in the final 10 shortlisted for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award.

Paul will be hoping his run of exceptional form will gain him a place in this year's final of the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year. The decision now rests on a select panel of judges who will nominate the final 3 from the 10 shortlisted; their decision will be announced as part of the Xchange programme on Monday 5 December CBBC.

Watch this space for more details .........................................

Paul Drinkhall Player Profile
Date of Birth 16/1/1990
Place of Birth Middlesbrough
Residence Saltburn, Cleveland
Style of Play Attack
Current Ranking Europe u15 No 1
2005 Achievements •  National u15 singles champion
•  National u15 doubles champion
•  National u18 singles champion
•  National u18 doubles champion
•  National u18 mixed doubles
•  National u21 singles champion
•  National u18 English Masters champion
•  In the Junior National Championships Paul is the first player ever to hold all the titles in the same year.
•  No 1 u15 in England
•  No 1 u18 in England
•  No1 u15 in Europe
•  Represented England senior team at the European and World Championships and is Member of the Commonwealth Games squad for 2006
•  European Youth Championships u15 singles gold medallist
•  European Youth Championships u15 team gold medallist
•  European youth championships u15 mixed doubles silver medallist
•  Canadian Junior (u18) team gold medallist
•  Canadian Junior (u18) singles and doubles bronze medallist
Stoke Grand Prix Men's Open singles champion 2005
Hobbies Table Tennis, playing Playstation, Music
Club Ormesby

Other Contenders


HARRY AIKINES-ARYEETEY

Date of birth: 29.08.88
Location: Surrey
Sport: Athletics
Club: Sutton & District AC

FRANCESCA HALSALL

Date of birth: 12.04.90
Location: Liverpool
Sport: Swimming


THEO WALCOTT

Date of birth: 16.03.89
Location: Southampton
Sport: Footballer
Club: Winger/Striker for Southampton FC

MICHELLE CHEUNG

Date of birth: 17.08.89
Location: Milton Keynes
Sport: Badminton


AARON HADLOW

Date of birth: 04.10.88
Location: Cornwall
Sport: Kite Surfer

THOMAS DALEY

Year of Birth: 1994
Location: Plymouth
Sport: Diving


OLIVER FISHER

Date of birth: 13.09.88
Location: Chigwell Essex
Sport: Golf
Club: West Essex Golf Club

EMILY PIDGEON

Date of birth: 01.06.89
Location: Cheltenham
Sport: Athletics


KENNY BAIN

Date of birth: 16.03.90
Location: Paisley
Sport: Hockey