Raheem Yusuf U18 Rugby Fives Champion
We are extremely proud of student Raheem Yusuf who has not only become the Number 1 U18 Singles Champion in England, but is the first person from Derby Moor or a state school to win this title.
Unseeded, Raheem who plays for Derby Moor Fives beat Munro-Davis of St Pauls in the Singles Final, 11-3, 8-11, 11-1 bringing the Kemp Cup to Derby for the first time in the history of this tournament.
On route to the final, Raheem managed to defeat the number 1 seed, G. Wiseman (Alleyn’s), in a thrilling three game, semi-final winning 1-11, 12-10, 11-7. Despite an adrenaline-filled performance by Wiseman, Raheem maintained his composure to come from behind in the second game, which saw some fantastic rallies and superb, down-the-wall passing shots.
As noted by Sam Roberts, Raheem’s play shone out for its unmatched consistency, perfect length and pin-point accuracy.
It was a first class performance against very strong opposition, making him a worthy winner of this trophy. His name now ranks amongst some of the game’s great past winners. It is a great result for Raheem and, indeed, for Derby Moor Fives.
A fantastic achievement. We are all extremely proud of you Raheem.
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