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2011 Urban Cup Final - The Results

Young table tennis stars representing Wigan Athletic clinched the title of Fred Perry Urban Cup 2011 Champions at the finals competition held on Saturday 3rd December. Narrowly beating runners-up Arsenal; the team - made up of Annabelle Rowlands, Hannah Burrows, Ross Byron and Michael O'Donnell - finished the day with 24 points to the Gunners' 22, with Hull City falling into third place with 20 points.

Wigan Athletic Uc 2011

Urban Cup Champions 2011 - Wigan Athletic

In the boys division, Arsenal were victorious over runners-up Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers. Portsmouth were triumphant in the girls division over second placed Manchester City, with Norwich City's team coming in third. Fred Perry's Urban Cup Ambassador and national table tennis star Darius Knight was on hand to support the finalists, and inspire the next generation of table tennis champions.

Darius Knight Finals

Fred Perry Urban Cup Ambassador & GB table tennis star Darius Knight 

Darius said: "There was some great table tennis talent at today's Fred Perry Urban Cup Finals. I definitely spotted some stars of the future and it is through initiatives like this we will see more and more youngsters taking up the sport." Fred Perry would like to join Darius in congratulating everyone who took part in the 2011 finals, and well done to the tournament's winners Wigan Athletic.

The Fred Perry Urban Cup is hosted in collaboration with the Premier League and the English Table Tennis Association (ETTA)

2011 Fred Perry Urban Cup

The Fred Perry Table Tennis Urban Cup Finals take place this Saturday 3rd December, at London's Business Design Centre. Whilst Fred Perry is best known for his achievements on the tennis courts; his sporting career first began as world champion of the table tennis table. Premier League clubs from around the country have joined forces with local community clubs to encourage over 100,000 young people aged 11-12 to try their hand at the sport, with the hope of emulating the success of GB table tennis star and Fred Perry ambassador Darius Knight.

Darius Knight Qpr

In celebration of the upcoming finals, Darius took on QPR footballer Jamie Mackie at the club's Loftus Road stadium. Supporting Jamie were the four youngsters that will be representing the club in the finals on Saturday: Benammi Coker-Adams, Andy Darko, Cheryl Wamunyima and Balaat Coker-Adams. Olympic hopeful Darius will be on hand on Finals day to offer encouragement and advice, as well as watch out for future talent: "This is a really exciting time for table tennis in the UK and initiatives like the Urban Cup are ensuring that the next generation of stars are being uncovered. I'm looking forward to seeing my potential future GB team mates at the finals, and I wish them all the best".

The Fred Perry Urban Cup is hosted in collaboration with the Premier League and the English Table Tennis Association (ETTA)

The Urban Cup Finals will take place from 10:30-5pm on Saturday 3rd December at the Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH