Gloucester teenager in British squad

Gloucestershire’s Billy Shilton is part of the Great Britain para table tennis squad currently competing at the Belgian Open.

The Stonehouse teenager, who plays in class eight, is in Britain’s 19-strong squad at the event in Sint-Niklass.

Shilton joined newly crowned European team gold medalists Paul Karabardak and Martin Perry in the Performance Squad together with London 2012 bronze medalist Paul Davies, five time Paralympian Sue Gilroy and teenager Megan Shackleton.

The competition began yesterday and ends tomorrow.

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