National Coach David Campion has named the England squad which will head to the 2019 WSF Men’s & Women’s World Junior Squash Championships in Kuala Lumpur from 30th July to 9th August. And it includes two Essex players, Alice Green and Elise Lazarus.
Amongst the nine selected, four represented England at last year’s World Championships which saw Team England’s men capture silver and Lucy Turmel claim individual bronze.
Two-time British Junior Open champion Sam Todd who goes into the event as 5/8 seed, headlines the boys’ challenge and he’ll be joined by Max Forster, Jared Carter, Lewis Anderson and Ben Smith.
Meanwhile, Elise Lazarus, seeded 5/8 spearheads the girls’ individual and team challenge alongside Alice Green, Evie Coxon and Katie Wells.
David Campion said: “The World Junior Championships are steeped in history and our players are all incredibly excited to be representing England at this event. The girls’ team will be without European finalist, Katie Malliff which is a shame, but she has a bright future and her time will come. Led by Elise Lazarus who is seeded to reach the last eight of the individual event, we have enough strength to fight for medals.
“We are well represented throughout the squad of boys who will compete in the individual event. It’s a young group where the top three are all eligible for the boys’ team event in Brisbane next year, and these championships will provide valuable experience for them.”
The championships take place at the National Squash Centre from 30th July to 4th August, followed by the biennial WSF Women’s World Junior Team Championship from 5th to 9th August.
England’s Men (Individuals)
- Sam Todd
- Max Forster
- Jared Carter
- Lewis Anderson
- Ben Smith
England’s Women (Individuals and Team)
- Elise Lazarus
- Alice Green
- Evie Coxon
- Katie Wells
For seeds, draws and more visit the official website.