England's World Junior Team Announced
England Squash have unveiled the team that contest the World Junior Men's Championships in Pakistan this August ...
England Squash have announced their team for the 13th World Junior
Men’s Individual & Team Squash Championships being held in
Islamabad, Pakistan between 17-28 August. The team, in alphabetical
order, is as follows:
Joel Hinds – Joel has
just turned 17 and is from Duffield, Derbyshire. He attends Millfield
School, where he is coached by Jonah Barrington. Joel was a member of
the England U17 Squad that won the European Team Championships in
Langnau, Switzerland last month.
Tom Richards – Tom is 18 years
old and is from Weybridge, Surrey. He trains with his coach Danny Lee
at St George’s Hill Lawn Tennis & Squash Club. In April, Tom
finished 4th in this year’s U19 European Individual Championships in
Herentals, Belgium. Tom has just finished his A-Levels and is turning
Professional after the World Junior Championships.
Chris Simpson – Chris is 17
years old and is from St Peter Port, Guernsey. Last September Chris
moved on to the mainland to attend Brighton College. In Brighton, he
trains at Coral Health & Fitness with Mike Harris, England Squash
High Performance Coach. Chris is the current U17 British Champion and
he came 3rd at the U19 European Individual Championships in Herentals,
James Wright – James is 18
years old and is from South Wigston, Leicestershire. He is a full time
player and trains with his coach Richard O’Connor at Nottingham Squash
Club. James was a member of the England Squad that won the U19 European
Team Championships in Herental, Belgium and he was also Runner-up at
the 2004 British U19 Championships.
England were runners-up at the last Championships in Chennai, India in
2002, and boast the current World Junior Champion in James Willstrop.
Mike Harris, England Squash
High Performance Coach said, “England teams have always been
selected with the purpose of winning championships and this team is no
exception, Pakistan is renowned for its tough playing environment, but
we have a very competitive group of players who are all fit, strong and
confident in the challenge ahead”