Essex Junior Grand Prix winners train with the stars

The winners of the 2017/2018 Miles Smith sponsored Essex Junior Squash Grand Prix were rewarded on Saturday with a two-hour training session with two of the country’s top squash stars.

The victorious Essex juniors, who had competed over seven months at seven different venues to be crowned Grand Prix Champions, got to spend time on court with Paul Allen, World Junior Champion and Head Coach at Lexden Squash Club plus World Number 16 and England Number 1, Daryl Selby.

Thanks to sponsorship from the Miles Smith Insurance Group, Essex Junior Squash has been able to purchase perpetual trophies for this series which will hopefully build a legacy for players in the Essex community.

After a brilliant morning’s squash, the trophies were presented by Matt Cosby, a Director of Miles Smith, who has been a staunch supporter of junior squash for which we are all indebted.

Winners included:

GIRLS YEAR 4 & UNDER
2017/18 REBECCA SALMON

GIRLS YEAR 6 & UNDER
2015/16 EMMA LOGAN
2016/17 AMELIE BROOKE
2017/18 IMOGEN FINCKEN

GIRLS YEAR 8 & UNDER
2015/16 HENNA KAUR RANU
2016/17 LARA NEWTON
2017/18 ELIZA HANCOCK

GIRLS YEAR 10 & UNDER
2015/16 MARY KATE LAVERY
2016/17 DAISY NEWTON
2017/18 LEAH MCFARLANE

BOYS YEAR 4 & UNDER
2017/18 LOUIS BROWN

BOYS YEAR 6 & UNDER
2015/16 ARMANN SATTAR
2016/17 JAMES SYDENHAM
2017/18 BEN BUSHELL

BOYS YEAR 8 & UNDER
2015/16 AKASH SHAH
2016/17 GEORGE SWEETING
2017/18 ANTONY YIP

BOYS YEAR 10 & UNDER
2015/16 NILS CARTER DE JONG
2016/17 LEWIS DUMAS
2017/18 ARCHIE PRITCHARD

This season’s Essex Junior Grand Prix, which is aimed at junior players yet to be selected for county honours, kicks off later this month at Woodford Wells Squash Club (Sept 23rd) and in an extended programme, continues at seven other Essex clubs across the county right through until May next year.

For all the dates and venues, check out our bespoke page where you can also register to play.

http://essexjuniorsquash.com/grand-prix/