A CHAFFORD teen is on the road to tennis stardom after captaining the East region as it placed in the top ten in a national competition.

Charism Nugui, 17, of Chafford, led out the East region at the Association of Colleges Sport National Championships as female captain in Nottingham at the end of April.

The tournament sees students from all over the country come together to compete for national titles and accolades.

South Essex College student Charisma competed alongside classmate Kane Elkin as they secured a top 10 finish for the East region.

Charisma, a Level 3 Sport and Exercise student, said: “I feel really good about being nominated captain, it’s a great achievement. I couldn’t have done it without my lecturer, Aaron Quinn, and Kane encouraging me to succeed.

“I’m proud to be representing South Essex College. My level of tennis is high so hopefully I’ll have a good chance in the tournament.”

South Essex College also sent students to the national championships to complete in table tennis.

Liam Squirrell and Rebecca Roach helped the table tennis team place in the top three.

Aimee Bose, advanced practitioner, said: “What an amazing achievement for the East region, our students contributed to these fantastic results.

“It’s great to see our students representing the college on a national level.”

For more information about the College’s Sport courses, visit www.southessex.ac.uk