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25/06/2004
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, Belgium.

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”

Chris Nutley

   

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