Over the weekend of November 11th and 12th, Squash Wales Regional Teams demonstrated remarkable success at the British Inter County Championships. The first round of championships unfolded across various venues in Cheltenham, showcasing the talent and competitive spirit of Welsh junior players across different age groups, including U11, U13, U15, U17, and U19 categories.
This event not only provides a platform for young squash enthusiasts to compete in their respective regions but also serves as a crucial opportunity for them to engage in national-level competition within a team framework. Squash Wales proudly fielded teams in all age groups for both boys and girls.
The outcomes of the championship were particularly impressive, with Squash Wales securing spots in the finals weekend across multiple categories. The girls’ U11, U13, U15, and U19 teams, along with the boys’ U11, U13, U17, and U19 teams, showcased exceptional skills and determination to progress to the final stages of the competition.
The success of the Squash Wales teams is a testament to the dedication and hard work of both the players and their coaching staff. The coaching team, including Sally Davis, Layne Beattie, David Breach, Nic Birt, Chris Powell, Lewis Poole, David Cope, Rich Wright, and Greg Tippings, played a crucial role in guiding and nurturing the teams throughout the tournament.
This event not only provides invaluable opportunities for young players to showcase their talents but also allows the coaching staff to contribute at the national level. The commitment and expertise of the coaching team were instrumental in the achievements of the Squash Wales teams.
A heartfelt thanks goes out to all the players, coaches, and parents whose support and involvement contributed to the resounding success of the event. With eight teams reaching the finals, Squash Wales can look back at the weekend with pride and anticipation for the finals. The future of Welsh squash appears promising, as evidenced by the U11 boys and girls teams reaching the finals, with the majority of players experiencing such high-level competition for the first time.
In conclusion, Squash Wales has once again demonstrated its prowess on the national stage, with the British Inter County Championships serving as a platform for fostering talent, encouraging teamwork, and celebrating the achievements of young squash players. The Squash Wales community eagerly looks forward to witnessing their teams compete in the upcoming finals, and the future indeed seems bright for Welsh squash.
Squash Wales National Performance Coach