Wednesday January 9, 2013
Ng set to hit the books after Sheffield high
Reports by KNG ZHENG GUAN
SEPANG: British Junior Under-15 champion Ng Eain Yow returned home from Sheffield yesterday and will trudge straight back to school today.
The soft-spoken KL lad created history when he became the only second player since national No. 1 Ong Beng Hee to win more than one British Junior title – beating Jordan’s Mohammed Alsarraj in Sunday’s boys’ Under-15 final.
Eain Yow, who won the Under-13 title in 2011, is on course to match Beng Hee’s feat of winning every age group title at the prestigious junior meet.
The 14-year-old Bukit Jalil Sports School student arrived home yesterday after looking tired.
But he is ready to resume his normal routine and studies.
“It’s great to have won, but now that I’m back home, it’ll be back to my normal routine once again,” said Eain Yow upon arriving at KLIA.
“I don’t know what my plans are next, but it’s most likely back to school tomorrow (today), and perhaps back to training in a few days’ time.
“My next tournament will be the first leg of the National Junior Circuit (Jan 30- Feb 3) and I need to prepare well for it.”
National junior coach Andrew Cross said that those who went to Sheffield would be given a few days to recuperate before resuming training.
“They definitely need a few days’ rest. After that, it’s time to get serious again,” he said.
Meanwhile Eain Yow’s father – Hong Yuen – who was in Sheffield as well, was extremely proud of his son’s achievement.
“As a parent I felt really proud to see Eain Yow achieve this. It was really worth it to travel all the way there and to watch him play was truly fantastic,” said Hong Yuen.