Congratulations to Greg Chan from Vic Park Squash Club (who moved to the Gold Coast this year to further his Squash career as part of the Squash Australia Winning Edge program) who was awarded the MC Hazel Award for Boys Overall Best Player at the AJC this week which was held in Davenport.
MC Hazel votes are to be awarded for the most outstanding on court performances Votes are awarded to players for performance based on match result, improvement, courage and sportsmanship.
In the thirty eighth year of competition Western Australia finally cracked the dominance of the traditionally strong States to take out the Australian Junior Age State Teams overall title. Previously only Queensland (22), New South Wales (12) and Victoria (2) had been champions. During this period New South Wales won 11 in succession (1993 to 2003) and Queensland were successful the next 14 years (2004 to 2017). It goes without saying that it was well overdue for another State to stand up and we are proud to say that Western Australia was that State.
Congratulations to Greg Chan who became the 2018 Australian Junior Under 15 Boys Champion by defeating fellow Western Australian Oscar Curtis in a hard fought, five game contest (11-5, 6-11, 7-11, 11-3, 11-3) at the recent Australian Junior Championships held in Darwin, NT.
The 2018 Australian Masters Squash Championships will be held in Hobart, Tasmania. The Individual Championships will run from 3-7 September, with the Interstate Teams Series being conducted from 10-14 September.
If you are planning to compete in the Individual Championships and/or the Teams event and play in a WA team, please complete the Intention to Compete Form and return to WAMS Coordinator by Friday, 20th July. This will ensure that you receive all relative information and forms.
Western Australian players have produced some excellent performances at the 2017 Australian Junior Age Titles held in Geelong Victoria. Our best ever haul includes three wins, one runner-up and two third placings.
Western Australian juniors were some of the few shining lights in what was a somewhat disappointing performance by the Australian contingent at the 2017 Oceania Junior Squash Championships held at Henderson Squash Club in New Zealand.
Western Australia will again have a strong presence at the 2017 Trans-Tasman Junior Championships with the following players having been selected in the Australian Team that will compete at the event to be held in Auckland, New Zealand on the 18th and 19th April.