The Starr Trust awarded Ryan the funds for table tennis training and equipment.
Ryan's dad says: "Before becoming a Starr, Ryan had only been with the Brighton Table Tennis Club for just over a year. He made it to the Nationals and got as far as the quarter finals with only one year's training. Ryan was over the moon when he received the Starr Trust Award. It meant that he would be able to access intensive training and move him towards his dream of playing for England in a future Olympics."
We awarded the funds for Ryan to continue with his table tennis training. Ryan says "For me table tennis just makes me a better person all round and the community and the support that Brighton Table Tennis Club offers me is brilliant. I'm so happy that I can improve by the day. The award will help me so much with travelling, training, equipment and playing tournaments and I can reach my full potential with this award so im very grateful."
Ryan was selected to play for England in the Mulhouse International Youth Open in Alsace, France, from the 26th - 28th May.
He ended up winning the boys singles u13 beating 3 English boys ranked above him as well as players from France, Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium.
Ryan is currently ranked 2 in England under 12, and ranked 5 under 13.