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Beckfoot Trust is an organisation that links a group of local Bradford schools together so that they can collectively improve the life chances for young people within their schools. Our aim is to create a group of truly remarkable schools each with a genuine comprehensive intake. They will be wonderful places for young people to learn and grow up in. We want to make a difference. We want to create something special.





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7th June 2021

Award Winner

Many congratulations to Hans Soova, who has won the prestigious National Pride of Table Tennis Contribution to Table Tennis Award, his nomination says it all...

Hans has been heavily involved with table tennis coaching for over half a century. Starting his coaching journey in 1965 in Bradford, Hans became head coach at the Centre of Excellence in Leeds. Through Hans’ tutelage 24 players went on to represent England internationally at senior, junior and cadet levels, with many more at schools’ internationals. In 2012, Hans was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to table tennis. Hans shows no signs of slowing down and prior to lockdown, was coaching 5 to 6 times a week in the schools and clubs working with county, junior national and grassroot players. Through his knowledge and love for the sport, so many have benefitted and will continue to benefit.

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