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March 2019

Moreton Hall Girls excel at Nationals

"I could not be prouder of my Moreton Hall Sport U5 Squash Team today: they achieved fifth place in the Plate of the England Squash KS4 National Schools Squash Championships in Nottingham, which puts us into 13th place in the country ! Not bad for our first ever Nationals and 1 hour a week of practice !" - Hannah Davies, Team Coach 21 March 2019.


Moreton Hall at the Nationals


Poppy's a new Level 1 Coach

One of our recently qualified juniors Poppy, who took part in the Wales Squash Level 1 Coaching Award at the Club on 16 February, took on three of our beginners at the Junior Coaching session on 18 March.

It's great to see how Poppy is keen to put her learning towards helping others.


Learning into practice for Poppy


Brothers win at Bethesda

Congratulations to brothers, Tom and Ethan Willis on their success at the Eryri Squash Development Event, held at Bethesda on 9 March.

Playing against some who they'd met at Brymbo in the recent North - Mid Juniors League, both Tom and Ethan went on to win their respective groupings - a fantastic achievement and well done.

Congratulations also to Eryri Squash on a great event - 27 entries and 62 matches played.


Brothers on top !


Moreton Hall Team into thee Plate Final

The Moreton Hall Team have made it to National Schools Squash Competition Plate Finals which will be held on 21 March.

Congratulations to the Team who have achieved so well to get this far.


A talented package ...

Special delivery at the Club this month, young Jamie arrived in a box !


Talent in a box !


Juniors League success

Despite it being Half Term, we had a great turnout for the re-arranged North - Mid Wales Juniors League at the Club on 2 March.

There were teams from Eryri (Llanrwst), Newtown, Llanfyllin, Moreton Hall and Wrexham Brymbo and it was good to see some new faces; well done all on your hard work and keen competition.


A super Juniors League turnout


February 2019

Three selected to play for Wales

Congratulations to three of our players on their selection to play for Wales in Dublin over the weekend 5 to 7 April.

All are due to play in the 5 Nations Mixed Team Championships - Jamie Silvester (Under 13s), Josh Davies (Under 15s) and Layna Beattie (Under 17s). It is a huge honour to represent your country and we wish them well in Dublin.


Half Term break

The Junior Coaching Programme takes a break for Half Term and starts up again on Monday, 4 March at the usual times.


Juniors League postponed

The North - Mid Juniors League that was scheduled for 23 February has been put back a week to Saturday, 2 March; this due to non availability of players during Half Term week !

The APC event that was due on 24 February in Newtown has been cancelled.


North Wales with the best in UK

The North Wales Boys Under 17 Team finished Runners-up in the England Squash Junior Inter Counties Weekend at the impressive Nottingham University Squash Centre over 22 - 24 February.

Supported by Coach, Mark Davies, the Team which comprised Rhys Evans (Aberystwyth), James Smith, Dan Lewis (Llanfyllin) and Josh Davies, Will Silvester (Wrexham Brymbo) beat some strong teams to achieve a Finals match v. Kent - where they narrowly lost 3-2.

This was a great result for the boys and puts North Wales squash in a strong position.


A winning Team

Team support !


Moreton Hall Team doing well ...

The Moreton Hall Team did well at Cheltenham Girls College on 13 February, playing as part of the National Schools Squash Competition and, subject to results elsewhere, may have made it through to the Plate Final.

With support from their teacher / coach, Hannah Davies, the girls train each week at the Squash Club.


Moreton Hall Team


Introducing ... Logan

At our coaching session held on 4 February, our young beginner, Kian, brought along his friend Logan ; we hope this will be the start of something good for them both as they develop their game.


Our youngest players !


January 2019

Fun in the snow

The girls from Moreton Hall School braved the elements on 30 January for their regular coaching session - playing inside and out !


Moreton Hall Girls at the Club

Moreton Hall Girls enjoying the snow


One day .... ?

At our regular Juniors Coaching Programme on 28 January, three of the youngsters were dreaming of one day playing for Wales - wouldn't that be great.


Could their dreams come true ?


A busy weekend for some of our juniors

The last weekend of January was a busy one for some - on Saturday we hosted the North - Mid Wales Juniors League; on Sunday it was the APC at Newtown and, on Monday, we held our regular Juniors Coaching Programme at the Club -
well done to those who made all three events.


North - Mid Wales Juniors League

APC at Newtown


Junior Coaching to start again

Best wishes to all of the Juniors as they develop their game in 2019.

Our new Junior Coaching Programme will start again on Monday, 7 January at the usual times.


Dunlop British Junior Open

We had juniors who train / play at the Club competing in the first major event of 2019, the Dunlop British Junior Open Tournament which took place in Birmingham from 2 to 6 January.

Congratulations and well played to Josh Davies, Jack Whitfield, James Smith, Dan Lewis (Boys Under 15) and to Layna Beattie (Girls Under 17 event).


Josh at 2019 British Junior Open


December 2018

Juniors Christmas Tournament

Our annual festive event, the Juniors Christmas Tournament took place on 17 December.

It was a good the final session before the Christmas and New Year break - excellent squash and chocolate !

The coaching programme commences again on Monday, 7 January 2019.


Christmas Group 1

Christmas Group 2

Christmas Group 3


It's Gold for Layna and Silver for brothers ...

Congratulations to Club players taking who took the honours at the South Wales Junior Open over the weekend 1-2 December.

Layna Beattie became Champion in the Girls Under 19s Event
Josh Davies was Runner-up in the Boys Under 15s, and
Lewis Davies was Runner-up in the Boys Under 13s Event.
Well done all players.


Layna is Champion

Brothers take the Silver


North - Mid Wales Juniors League

In the final series of matches this year, we had an excellent day of competition in the North-Mid Wales Juniors League, held at Brymbo on 1 December.

Teams from as far as Caernarvon, Newtown, Llanfyllin, Moreton Hall and Wrexham took part in some hard fought games; well done to all of those players.


Juniors League players


November 2018

Juniors do well at Silver Event

Several juniors who play at the Club were at the Pontefract Junior Open in Cardiff over the weekend 23-25 November.

This was an England Squash Silver Event, which meant that most of the top juniors in the country were there.

Here's how they got on:-
Girls Under 19s - Layna Beattie finished in 5th place;
Boys Under 17s James Smith finished in 12th place:
Boys Under 15s Dan Lewis came 4th, and
Josh Davies was 12th.
Well done all players.


Silver Event for Josh


Junior Inter Counties

Well played to all of our juniors who represented North East Wales at the English Junior Inter Counties Competition on 18 November in Manchester.

We had two teams taking part at the Sports City and The Northern Club, as follows:-
Under 13s - Lewis Davies, Jamie Silvester, Tom Willis, Kieran Sievers, plus Joe Morris (Llanfyllin).
Under 17s - Rhys Evans (Aberystwyth), Dan Lewis, James Smith (Llanfyllin), Josh Davies and Will Silvester.

Both teams did really well and we hope they all enjoyed the experience.


NE Wales Under 13s

NE Wales Under 17s

First time at Sports City for Kieran !

Tight ball for Tom at Sports City

Lewis on court at Sports City

Jamie on court at Sports City


October 2018

Local players at British Junior Championships

The 2018 Dunlop British Junior Championships was held in Nottinghamon from 26 - 28 October, with four local players participating.

Josh Davies, Layna Beattie, Ryan and Dan Lewis all gained some fantastic experience in their respective categories over the weekend.


North - Mid Wales Juniors

The second round of North - Mid Wales Juniors League took place at the Club on 27 October, with players from as far as Bethesda and Newtown taking part.

Matches were played in a great spirit and the developmental improvements clear for all to see.


October Juniors League


Birthday win for Will

Congratulations to Will Silvester who, on his 14th Birthday, won his debut match in the North West Counties League.

Playing for our Third Team v. Neston 2, Will beat his opponent 3-0.


Winning ways for Will


September 2018

Moreton Hall pupils meet Nick

On 15 September, pupils from Moreton Hall School met former World Champion, Nick Matthew, at Shrewsbury Squash Club, as part of his round UK tour.

Pupils from the School, near Chirk, have a weekly squash training session at the Club, with their teacher, Hannah Davies.


Meeting Nick Matthew


Josh, Will & Jamie play at WJO

We sent our best wishes to Josh Davies, Will & Jamie Silvester who travelled down to Cardiff over the weekend 7-9 September to play in the 2018 Karakal Welsh Junior Open (a European Event).

Jamie featured in the Boys Under 13s, while both Will and Josh took part in a tough Boys Under 15s event.

Jamie finished in 16th place;
Josh in 9th, and
Will in 12th place.


A new season starts ...

A new season of squash - coaching and teams - commences again this September. Junior coaching starts on Monday, 10 September and teams later in the month.

This year, we will be encouraging some of our juniors to develop their game experience and feature in some North Wales League matches.


August 2018

Pre-Season event

In anticipation of a new season starting in September, five of our juniors were able to join in a pre-season session of games and routines on 21 August.


Pre-Season 2018


July 2018

End of term for Juniors

On 16 July, the 2017-18 coaching programme was completed with juniors taking part in some very competative games.

From both Mark & Jim, have a great summer break and we will see you back on court next season, starting on Monday, 10 September at the usual times.


Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4


Josh & Jamie get their Welsh Caps

Huge congratulations to Josh Davies and Jamie Silvester on being presented with their Welsh Caps, having represented Wales in the 5 Nations Tournament in Nantes, France earlier this year.


Jamie with his first Welsh Cap

Josh with his second Welsh Cap


St Joseph's Activity Day

As part of the St Joseph's School Activity Day, on 6th July, the Club offered coaching to eight boys across a mix of Year groups, who were accompanied by Club Member, Tom Trueman.

Our thanks to coaches Hannah Davies and Jim Tunley for giving up their time on this hot July day !


St Joseph's School Activity Day


June 2018

Junior Coaching starts again

Following the half term break, we start up again at the usual time on Monday, 4 June.
The coaching programme will then continue through to the Summer break, with a final session on 16 July.


May 2018

Looking to the future ...

In a bid to secure an increase in participation with local juniors, Mark & Jim visited two local primary schools with our Mini Squash Experience.

It was a long day on 14 May with 80 pupils attending at The Park CP School, Llay in the morning and a further 27 pupils from Penygelli CP School, Coedpoeth in the afternoon (followed by our regular coaching session at the Club that evening !).

We didn't know whether to laugh or cry when one eight year old asked if we were twins - we were both wearing the same Club shirts with shorts !


Mini Squash at The Park (Llay) CP pupils

Mini Squash at Penygelli CP


NE Wales APC final session

Five players took part in the final Area Performance Centre session at the Club on 12 May, working on their discipline of shot, particularly to a length.

These sessions have been designed as additional training for players from Deeside and Wrexham and we hope to start them again next season.


Final APC of season


April 2018

Juniors League Finals

Well done to all players taking part in the 2017-18 North / Mid Wales Juniors League Finals, played at the Club on 14 April.

Teams from Deeside, Llanfyllin, Newtown and Wrexham played some excellent squash on this Finals Day with some interesting results. Winners overall were Newtown, with Wrexham Brymbo Firsts as Runners Up.

This was a new initiative this year, designed to encourage development through play and competition with other Clubs in the region. Our thanks to all parents for their great support.


Players from across the Region

Runners Up - Wrexham Brymbo 1

League winners - Newtown


Back from France

Congratulations to Jamie Silvester (Under 13s) and Josh Davies (Under 15s) on their part in the Welsh Teams' Bronze Medals at the 5 Nations Tournament in Nantes, France over the Easter holidays. A great experience of what, we hope, will be the first of many selections for Wales !


Jamie with his Bronze Medal

Josh with his Bronze Medal


Leaders Award

A number of our Juniors were invited to take part in a WSRB Leaders Award hosted by the Club on Saturday, 7 April.

The Leaders Award is a great introduction for young people into activity leadership, it's designed to provide them with knowledge on how to organise and lead small games and activities which may be used as a part of a club's sports sessions.
The Award also helped participants to reflect on leadership styles and techniques, as well setting clear, achievable goals for self-development.

From the Club's perspective, we hope it may also lead some to consider taking a UKCC Level 1 Coaching Award.

The day course was run on behalf of Wales Squash & Racketball by their High Performance Coach, Andrew Evans.


WSRB Leaders Award at Club


March 2018

Easter break

Our Junior Coaching Programme takes a break for the Easter holidays and will start up again, at the usual times, on Monday 9 April.
Enjoy the holiday !


North-Mid Wales Juniors League

The latest in the series of North-Mid Wales Juniors League was held at the Club on 17 March with juniors representing Clubs from Newtown, Llanfyllin, Deeside and Wrexham playing some very competitive matches.

The league offers an opportunity to meet up with other juniors from across the region and, once again, there were some excellent and close fought games played.


Two stars of the Juniors League


Development Event at Club

We hosted a WSRB Development Event at the Club on 10 March and, despite some late withdrawals, we were treated to some excellent games from juniors across Mid and North Wales. It was a graded event with an emphasis on matchplay and enjoyment.


Development Event players


Coming up during March ...

It's a busy month, starting on 10 March with a WSRB Development Event at the Club which will bring together juniors from Clubs across the region to play in matches that are graded to ability.

The following week, 17 March, sees the Club hosting the second in the series North East Wales Area Performance Centre, this offers development for up to eight to juniors from Wrexham and Deeside, who should benefit from the additional coaching.


Josh is making good progress

There's no substitute for play if you want to develop and improve - this is certainly true for Josh Davies, who continues to make an impact playing in our Senior Teams.
See the Teams Page for details.


February 2018

New Area Performance Centre starts

Only four juniors were able to take part in a first North East Wales Area Performance Centre session at the Club on 17 February.

This latest series of APCs will all take place at the Squash Club, aiming to offer development for up to eight to juniors from Wrexham and Deeside, who should benefit from the additional coaching.


New NE Wales APC starts


2018 North Wales Junior Open

Four of our juniors took part in the 2018 North Wales Junior Open in Bangor University over the weekend 10 - 11 February; Josh Davies, Will Silvester (Boys Under 15s), Jamie Silvester (Boys Under 13s) and Lewis Davies (Boys Under 11s).

Lewis is Champion of the Boys Under 11s event;
Jamie finished 4th;
Josh was 4th and Will came 6th.
Congratulations boys !.


Lewis is North Wales Champion


Development Event at the Club

On Saturday, 10 March, the Squash Club will host a WSRB Development Event.

This fun event will be graded according to age and ability and all juniors are encouraged to take part. Click on the following link for more details, or speak to one of the Coaches.


WSRB Development Event details


Half Term break ...

There will be no Junior Coaching on Monday, 12 February due to the schools' Half Term break. We will be back at the usual times on Monday, 19 February.


January 2018

A first in Club's history !

On 23 January, there was an historic first when the new North East Wales Fourth Team comprised entirely of junior players, played in the senior leagues [Division 3].

Congratulations and well played to Will & Jamie Silvester, Thomas Koscinski, Lewis Davies and David Thomas - they also went on to win their match 4-1 against Beaufort Park Seconds.


Josh takes the Welsh Crown

Huge congratulations to Josh Davies who took the 2018 Welsh Junior Closed Championships in Cardiff over the weekend 20 - 21 January. Josh was playing in the Boys Under 13 Event and it is a tremendous result for Josh as well as North Wales Junior Squash

The good news of our juniors continues - Lewis Davies was Runner-up in the Boys Under 11s Event; with Jamie Silvester finishing in Fourth Place.
In the Boys Under 15s Event, Will Silvester finished in Fourth Place.
Layna Beattie was Runner-up in the Girls Under 19 Event.

These are excellent results and very well done to all of our local players.


Josh is Welsh Champion

Layna - Runner-up

Lewis - Runner-up


Top Competition for juniors

Best wishes from the Squash Club to four of our juniors who will be involved in the highest level of competition during January.

First up, Jamie Silvester is taking part in the Boys Under 13s event at the British Junior Open 2018 in Birmingham (3 - 7 January). Unfortunately, Jamie's first match was against a seeded Egyptian player.

Soon after that will be the Welsh Junior Closed 2018 at the Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff (19 - 21 January).
For this event, Jamie will be joined by his brother, Will Silvester, together with Josh and Lewis Davies.

These events provide tremendous challenge and experience to our young players and we wish them well.


North-Mid Juniors League

The latest Juniors League was hosted at the Club on 6 January, with teams from Newtown, Llanfyllin and Brymbo taking part.


Juniors League players - January 2018


Start to Junior Coaching delayed

Due to the final phase of the squash court refurbishment, on 8 - 10 January, our first Juniors Coaching session has had to be delayed until Monday, 15 January, at the usual times.


December 2017

Juniors Christmas Competition

We held our final Juniors Coaching session of 2017 on 18 December, with some Christmas Competitons.

Sadly, not all of our juniors were available on the night, but we were still treated to some excellent matches.

From the Coaching Team to all of our young people and their parents, we thank you for your support and wish you a very Happy Christmas and much squash in the New Year.


Christmas Comp. - Groups 2 & 3

Christmas Comp. - Group 3

We know you're in there ... !

Christmas Comp. - Group 4


Eye Protection - our Policy

At the start of another season and a new Junior Coaching Programme, it is important for everyone to understand the Club's approach to Eye Protection - a policy which is also adopted by Wales Squash & Racketball (WSRB).

To view our policy click on either the link below or the graphic (right).


Eye Protection - our Policy


Child Safety & Equity

The Squash Club fully supports and welcomes the work of its National Governing Body, Wales Squash & Racketball in the area of child safety and, as such, members and parents may be interested to see their Policy & Procedures in Squash Impementation Plan (July 2013) -

"Child Safety - Our Priority"


Equity Policy

The Wrexham Brymbo Squash Club Committee is keen to ensure all matters within the Club are treated with respect and fairness and, as such, have now formally acknowledged and adopted the Wales Squash & Racketball Model Equity Policy.


To view the Equity Policy, click on the link -

Equity Policy


Acceptable Behaviour ....

Finally, all are reminded of the Club's Acceptable Behaviour Code for our Junior Members; this is particularly important when a Junior is selected to represent our Club in a match or at an Area Performance Centre (APC).


Acceptable Behaviour Code for all Junior Members





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