Australia’s Finn Luu will be leading Team Oceania’s charge at the 2017 ITTF World Cadet Challenge, which gets underway in Suva, Fiji next month.
Finn secured his position in the team after becoming gold medallist in the Cadet Boys’ Singles at this year’s ITTF-Oceania Junior Championships.
As Australia’s top cadet, he has been playing table tennis since he was six years old and is showing promise to be a competitive name on the international junior scene.
In preparation for the World Cadet Challenge, Finn will be heading to Europe to participate in the Rough Diamonds Project. The project is part of the ITTF Education & Training Program for young talented players in the cadet age group that have showcased their abilities and skills in the international arena and are aspiring candidates in the route toward excellence.
The young Aussie will also be notching up some international experience at the Serbia Junior & Cadet Open, competing with his brother Skyy.
Finn will know what to expect, after being part of Team Hopes at last year’s event in Shanghai, and will be looking to put what he learned to use.
“Last year was a great experience. There were heaps of good players and coaches who I learned a lot from.” – Finn Luu
In 2016 Finn was just a win away from a medal in the Mixed Doubles. Could this be his year to secure a medal?
“I am excited to see all the other players and want to improve my result from last year.” – Finn Luu
At just 12 years old, Finn has a bright future ahead of him.