England Squash announces squad for the 2022 European U19 Championships
With a strong line-up featuring England No.1’s Finnlay Withington and Saran Nghiem, England Squash has announced the squad that will be chasing the silverware at the European U19 Championships in Holland between April 8-17.
Held in Eindhoven, this is the first junior England representation event since the pandemic hit in March 2020. Having been crowned champions 33 times in the event's 36-year history, Team England will be seeking to retain their eleventh consecutive title.
The team event includes 2021 US Junior Open winner Saran Nghiem, England No.1 Finnlay Withington, former British Junior Open finalist Sam Osbourne-Wylde, 2020 English Junior Champion Hassan Khalil, and 2021 US Junior U17 Open champion Asia Harris.
Over on the individual event, the team players will be joined by former British Junior Open champion Jonah Bryant England No.3 Emma Bartley, and former European U19 Individual finalist Katie Malliff.
Commenting on the team, Chris Ryder, England Development Head Coach, said:
“This is the first major championships since Covid-19 and we are so excited to be back competing at an international competition. We have a strong team who have been training really hard over this period. Several of our juniors are already making strides on the PSA World Tour and we’re looking forward to mounting a serious challenge for silverware at this event.”
Josh Taylor, Talent Pathway Lead, said:
“We have a very competitive group of players going to this year’s Europeans. Everyone at England Squash will be rooting for them and hoping they all are able to demonstrate their known potential at the event. It’s fantastic to see an international level competition back on for the junior ranks who have all undoubtedly shown their strength over the last few years to be at this point.”
To find out more about the event, visit the European Squash website