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British Junior Closed

Aspire

England Potential is focused on providing the first national level squad for the younger and developing talent in the country. It's goal is to continue to feed and develop the pool of players for England Development, wishing for this players to continue their progression in the sport to a world class level in our England Academy and Team England parts of the pathway.

What does the programme consist of?

5 Weekend training dates

2 Selection Events: 5 Nations and the European Team Championships - 7th-10th May

Selection Criteria and Dates

The two England Potential Head Coaches, Adam Fuller and Chris Ryder chair selection panels for North and South regions made up of the Aspire Head coaches for the underlying regions with consultation up to the England Development selection panel.

Selection remains continual ensuring equal opportunity for selection for all players across the season preventing date of birth bias as to where players peak due to maturity in the season.

Head Coaches may award selection based on selected places where players will remain on squads for the foreseeable future or rotational places where they are looking at the player on a squad by squad basis.

Key selection events for these squads are all the Silver, Gold and Platinum Events.

For further Junior Team England selection criteria for representation events please click here.

England Potential Regions

The England Potential squads are based out of two hubs:

North - National Squash Centre, Manchester

South - Berkhamsted Tennis and Squash Club, Berkhamsted

For more details on England Potential squads please email josh.taylor@englandsquash.com.

Aspire Coaching Team

Chris Ryder - England Potential Head Coach (North)

Chris brings a wealth of elite experience to the team having played professionally, reaching World No.33 on the PSA World Tour.

Chris leads our England Potential (North) squads and oversees delivery of our four northern Aspire regions (North West, North East, East Midlands and West Midlands) headed up by our Aspire Head Coaches. Chris also coaches on our England Development squads, thus ensuring transfer of knowledge and consistency of messages throughout our pathway.

Outside of England Squash delivery, Chris is Head Coach at the Solihull Arden Club in Warwickshire.

Get in touch with Chris: chris.ryder@solihullarden.co.uk | @RyderSquash

Adam Fuller - England Potential Head Coach - South

Adam had a successful junior career reaching No.4 in England. He subsequently studied Sports Management in Sheffield prior to playing on the PSA World Tour and latterly accepting the role of Head Coach at Berkhamsted Tennis and Squash Club.

Adam leads our England Potential (South) squads and oversees delivery of our four southern Aspire regions (East, South East, South West and South) headed up by our Aspire Head Coaches. Adam also coaches on our England Development squads, thus ensuring transfer of knowledge and consistency of messages throughout our pathway.

Outside of England Squash delivery, Adam works closely with several of our senior players who train at Berkhamsted.

Get in touch with Adam: adam@best-academy.co.uk | @BESTacademy1

Phil Rushworth- Aspire Head Coach - South East

Phil is Head Coach at Wimbledon Rackets and Fitness Club and brings a wealth of experience to the team having built a very successful junior programme at Wimbledon.

Phil leads our South East Aspire programme developing players for transition to our England Potential programme and thus helping to develop the next generation of players.

Get in touch with Phil: phillip@wimbledonclub.co.uk | @Phil_Rushworth

Tim Vail - Aspire Head Coach - South

Tim is Head Coach at Chichester Racquets & Fitness Club and brings a wealth of experience to the team having developed several very successful junior programmes.

Tim leads our South Aspire programme developing players for transition to our England Potential programme and thus helping to develop the next generation of players.

Get in touch with Tim: tim.vail@outlook.com

Ian Thomas - Aspire Head Coach - South West

Ian is Head Coach at Millfield School where he has developed a very successful squash programme and worked with several elite players including Marwan and Mohammed El Shorbaggy.

Ian leads our South West Aspire programme developing players for transition to our England Potential programme and thus helping to develop the next generation of players.

Get in touch with Ian: thomas.i@millfieldschool.com

Andy Breen - Aspire Head Coach - North West

Andy Breen is Head Coach at Liverpool Cricket Club and has several years of experience delivering county and regional level coaching throughout the North West.

Andy leads our North West Aspire programme developing players for transition to our England Potential programme and thus helping to develop the next generation of players.

Get in touch with Andy: breen_drew@hotmail.com

Andy Cockerill - Aspire Head Coach - North East

Andy is Head Coach at the University of Hull where he has developed a very successful squash programme and worked with several elite players including Fiona Moverley.

Andy leads our North East Aspire programme developing players for transition to our England Potential programme and thus helping to develop the next generation of players.

Get in touch with Andy: ac@andycockerill.karoo.co.uk

Dan McGinn - Aspire Head Coach - East Midlands

Dan is Head Coach at the University of Loughborough and Uppingham School in Rutland. Dan leads our East Midlands Aspire programme developing players for transition to our England Potential programme and thus helping to develop the next generation of players.

Get in touch with Dan: info@racxsports.co.uk

Andy Longman - Aspire Head Coach - East

Andy is Head Coach at Beaconsfield Squash Club and brings a wealth of experience to the team having developed several very successful junior programmes.

Andy leads our East Aspire programme developing players for transition to our England Potential programme and thus helping to develop the next generation of players.

Get in touch with Andy: longmansports@hotmail.co.uk

Chris Tasker - Aspire Head Coach - West Midlands

An ex British Junior Champion and ex World No.172 Chris has experience of high level junior squash and the often difficult transition from successful junior to professional player.

Chris leads our West Midlands Aspire programme developing players for transition to our England Potential programme and thus helping to develop the next generation of players.

Get in touch with Chris: chris_t_grindley@hotmail.com