Congratulations to Oscar Curtis who won the U19 Australian Junior Championship on 14 December defeating Luke Eyles (Qld) 11/6, 11/9, 11/3 at Carrara Qld. Oscar is only the second male from WA to win this event. Dean Williams won in 1974.
Congratulations to the other WA players who entered the event, especially Isla Harris from Moora who was runner-up in the U15.
Congratulations to WA junior Erin Classen on receiving a scholarship for 2021. This scholarship will help her reach the highest level of squash. This program provides financial support and acknowledges the incredible efforts Erin has put in, who has shown compassion, athletic drive and determination to chase her dream.
The Sport Australia Hall of Fame seeks to inspire the next generation of Australians to achieve their potential in both sport and life. The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program is one such opportunity that we have to do this. Click here to find out more about Erin:
During the championships each Zone awards votes to their opposition for the most outstanding performance based on match result, improvement, courage and sportsmanship. These awards are named after two people who have a long history in helping our Juniors – Joyce Barnett and Chase Renner.
Congratulations to Grace Gelman (Southern Stars) for winning the Joyce Barnett Award and Aidan Mascaro (Central Champs) for winning the Chas Renner Award.
The recent WA RAC Sports Star of the Year Awards were held at Optus Stadium on 13 February. Erin Classen and Oscar Curtis were nominated for the 2019 Hyundai Junior Sports Star award. Although they were not selected as a finalist for the award, WA Squash would like to congratulate these juniors for their outstanding achievements last year.
Erin attended the event along with the 1977 winner Dean Williams.