Team England head to Poland for World Junior Champs
The 2016 World Junior Squash Championships start on Saturday 6th August in Bielsko-Biala, Poland. The event is the pinnacle of the junior season, attracting the best Under 19s in the world.
The tournament kicks off with the Men’s and Women’s Individual Championships from the 6th to the 11th, followed by the Men’s Team Championships from the 12th to the 17th August.
England will be hoping for strong performances from the 11 juniors flying out to Poland.
The Men’s Team consists of: Charlie Lee (Surrey), Kyle Finch (Hampshire), Harry Falconer (Lincolnshire) and Adam Corcoran (Hampshire).
In addition, England will also be represented by Nick Wall (Yorkshire) and Tom Walsh (Sussex) in the Men’s individuals.
In the Women’s individuals Amelia Henley (Kent), Lucy Turmel (Suffolk), Jasmine Hutton (Sussex), Grace Gear (Hertfordshire) and Elise Lazarus (Essex) will be hoping to do their country proud.
National Junior Coach, Lee Drew, commented: “We are sending a very young team to Poland. It’s a really good opportunity for them to test themselves against the best juniors in the world. It’ll be a great experience for them to use in their development.”
The tournament will see 160 players visit the city, with matches taking place at one of the biggest clubs in Poland, the Enjoy Squash Club. The evening matches will be played on a glass court outside the historic old castle in the heart of the city.
The Men’s Team Championships will be contested by 26 countries from all five continents. Egypt will be looking to retain the title they’ve held since 2007.