3 Named for Junior World Championships

Three very talented young ladies from SquashGym Palmerston North have been named as part of a large contingent of New Zealand’s rising squash players confirmed for the men’s and women’s world junior individual champs next month in Chennai, India.  Players coming from a wide range of experience and with an eye on the future have been selected. Kaitlyn Watts along with fellow club mates Courtney Trail and Annaliese Faint have been selected in the 14 strong team. The experienced duo of Robbie Wyatt (Bay of Plenty) and Phil Buscke (Waikato) are the girls coaches.

The players have been through a particularly rigorous selection process this year. The broadening of the team to include development players gives some the opportunity to prepare for future events that was not previously available. Following the inspirational Commonwealth Games results the players selected will be wanting to replicate this success,” said Shelley Kitchen, high performance manager Squash NZ. The men’s and women’s world junior individual championships take place at the Indian Academy, Chennai from 18-23 July followed by the biennial men’s world junior team championships. 

Girls team: 

  1. Kaitlyn Watts - Central District
  2. Anika Jackson - Waikato
  3. Courtney Trail - Central District
  4. Winona-Jo Joyce (Development) - Eastern
  5. Annaliese Faint (Development) - Central District
  6. Georgia Robcke (Development) - Waikato
  7. Diya Joukani (Development Non-travelling reserve) - Auckland 

Coaches Robbie Wyatt BOP and Phil Buscke Waikato

Boys team:

  1. Matthew Lucente - Auckland
  2. Gabe Yam - Auckland
  3. Temwa Chileshe - Waikato
  4. Anthony Lepper - Auckland
  5. Elijah Thomas (Development and Reserve Boys Team) - Auckland
  6. Leo Fatialofa (Development) - Auckland
  7. Glenn Templeton (Development Non-Travelling Reserve) - Bay of Plenty

Coaches Glen Wilson Auckland and Manu Yam Auckland

Top female junior, Kaitlyn Watts (Palmerston North) recently reaching the final of the women’s PSA Classic in Auckland has been named to represent her country, along with top male Matthew Lucentre at the world youth Olympics in Argentina later this year in addition to the world juniors next month.

Congratulations to the girls Central wishes you all the best of luck.

2016 Senior Rep Team

2016 Senior Rep Team

2016 Senior Nationals Team

From left: Kashif Shuja, Kaitlyn Watts, Holly Donnelly, Tamsyn Leevey, Kent Darlington (Manager), Rebecca Clifford, Danielle Fourie, Sally Stantial (Assist Coach), Jason van der Walt, Stephen Bennett, Ben Calvert and Grant Watts (Coach)

 

2014 New Zealand Women's Team Title winners

2014 New Zealand Women's Team Title winners

The 2014 New Zealand Womens Team Champions
From Left: Kashif Shuja (Coach), Kent Darlington (Manager) Rebecca Barnett, Kaitlyn Watts, Danielle Fourie, Jackie Tapp, Rebecca Cliffor and Grant Watts (Coach)