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CALLING ALL POTENTIAL COACHES

 

Do you have what it takes to become a qualified squash coach - if so, your Club needs you!

 

If any Club member has an interest in committing to become a qualified coach, the Squash Club may be able to assist with necessary fees and mentoring.

If you would like to know more, please contact either Mark Davies or Jim Tunley to chat through how you could become involved.

 

February 2024

Ethan is a Welsh Champion

 

Huge congratulations to Ethan Willis on becoming the 2024 Welsh Under 15s Champion at the 2024 Karakal Welsh Junior Closed in Cardiff on 11 February, beating Reuben James Davis by 3-2 in a superb Final.

UPDATE - Tom Willis finished in 6th place in the Boys Under 17s event and Jamie Silvester, 5th place in the Boys Under 19s.
We wish Academy player, Leon Lauder a speedy recovery after having to retire from his Under 13s Final.

 

Our Welsh U15s Champion

 

Welsh Junior Closed for three

 

Best of luck to three of our juniors at the 2024 Welsh Junior Closed in Cardiff over the weekend 10-11 February.

Brothers, Tom and Ethan Willis, together with Jamie Silvester, travel to what should be a prestigious event in the juniors calendar.

 

January 2024

Jamie wins in Manchester

 

Congratulations to Jamie Silvester on his success at the England Squash Silver Event (North) in the South Manchester Open - Boys U19 category held between 26 - 28 January.

This is a huge lift to Jamie and underlines his continuing development.

 

Academy restarts, but we'll miss one soon !

 

The second half of the season started on 9 January for the Squash Wales Academy (North) Squad.

We would soon lose one of our regular junior players, Lainey, and her family were to emigrate to Tasmania, Australia later on 23 January.

The Squash Club wishes the family well and hope that Lainey finds a local Club and continues to develop her squash skills.

 

Academy First Group

 

Off across the world

 

December 2023

2024 Welsh Junior Closed

 

Entries are now open for the 2024 Karakal Welsh Junior Closed.

This Tournament is to take place in Cardiff from 9 - 11 February and, for further details and to enter, click on the link below.

 

2024 Welsh Junior Closed

 

 

Final sessions of 2023

 

The first half of the season has passed and we'll be ready to go again in 2024 with:-
* Monday Junior Coaching sessions;
* Saturday Juniors League and,
* Squash Wales Academy(North) Squad - for developing players.

The Coaching Team wish all juniors a Happy Christmas and we look forward to getting started again in the New Year.

 

Academy (Group 1) at Christmas

 

November 2023

Ethan to play at Inter Counties

 

Congratulations to Ethan Willis on his selection to the South Wales Under 17s Team (there's no team from North Wales), at East Gloucester Squash Club on 12 November; we wish him well for an enjoyable and successful day.

 

October 2023

Ethan at Under 17s National Squad

 

Club member, Ethan Willis spent the weekend 30 September / 1 October in Cardiff as part of the National Under 17s Squad , training hard with real progress made across the group.
Our congratulations to Ethan who, we know, is enjoying his time in this elite squad.

 

September 2023

2023 Welsh Junior Open - four from Club take part

 

Over the weekend 8 - 10 September, four of our junior members played in the Karakal 2023 Welsh Junior Open.

The competition took place at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, our boys Will & Jamie Silvester (both U19s) and Tom & Ethan Willis (U17) & (U15) were all scheduled to play on the Friday evening.

We wished them all the very best of luck and, most important, to enjoy the experience and have a good weekend.

UPDATE - Well done to all four players; here's how they finished the weekend:

Ethan was 15th in the Under 15s Event.
Tom was 19th in the Under 17s Event.
Jamie was 14th in the Under 19s Event, and
Will was 11th in the Under 19s Event.

 

Early start at the WJO

 

Final match for Will at WJO

 

New Academy Squad season starts ...

 

On Monday 4th September, a new season for the Squash Wales Academy (North) Squad commenced.

With SW Coach, Mike Harris taking charge of two groupings, they had an excellent first session that also introduced three new players.

 

First Group - taking instruction

 

First Group - getting into the swing

 

Second Group - taking instruction

 

August 2023

Brothers are doing well ...

 

Two of our juniors, brothers, Tom & Ethan Willis have had a good year as they continue to develop their squash skills..

 

How it started, how it's going !

 

SW Academy continues

 

It may be the summer holidays but the Squash Wales Academy North player continue to train.

Wales National Junior Coach, Greg Tippings, Squash Wales National Junior Coach, attended a session at the Club on 17 August, assisted by Mark Davies.

 

End of a hard training session.

 

July 2023

First Cap for Ethan

 

Congratulations to Ethan Willis on his first Welsh Cap.

On 27 July, Ethan was presented with his first Welsh Cap, in Cardiff, by Greg Tippings, the Squash Wales National Junior Coach.

Ethan represented his country, in Edinburgh, at the 5 Nations Competition. It is a tremendous personal achievement for one of our own juniors - well done Ethan.

 

First Welsh Cap for Ethan

 

Three head to Wolverhampton

 

We were pleased to see three of our juniors going to take part in a Squash Fun Day in Wolverhampton in July.

The three, Lainey, Anna and Jessica were invited to attend by their Academy Coach Mike Harris at his Club in Wolverhampton - all three enjoyed playing in a new environment with local youngsters.

 

Spot our juniors !

 

Our juniors on tour !

 

Summer of Squash

 

The Club has agreed to participate in the Squash Wales Summer of Squash Campaign 2023 which will take place each week throughout the school summer holidays, supported by our Club coaches.

These Summer Camp events will be held each Wednesday during the holiday, from 10.00 until 11.30 am, and are specifically aimed at children aged 6 to 12 years of age; they are ideal for beginners and will cover all of the basics and more during the six weeks.

To find out more and Register, please visit:

 

Summer of Squash

 

Final session of the season

 

Our juniors played their final Club coaching session of the season on 17 July.

We do hope to get some other sessions organised over the summer holidays, before we meet again in September.

 

Juniors final coaching session

 

Juniors play Moreton Hall

 

On 15 July we organised a mix-up for the Club's juniors with Moreton Hall School pupils ; this to encourage a greater emphasis on match play.

 

A Juniors squash mix-up

 

June 2023

Academy Squad - training is tough, but FUN

 

Our Squash Wales Academy Squad (North) continue through to the school summer holidays.

The First Group characterise their work hard and play hard ethos with Coach, Mike Harris (see below).

 

Juniors training sessions can be fun !

 

May 2023

Days training for Academy Squad

 

The Squash Wales Academy Squad (North) held their Half Term Training Day at the Club on 30 May.

With the superb weather, Coach Mark Davies was able to try something different, with some outdoor fitness activity - see below.

This group of young players are the current crop from North Wales who receive additional coaching through Squash Wales, at a higher level.

 

Training in the sun

 

It's tough going

 

Sprint or marathon ?

 

Academy North Squad

 

It's that time of year ...

 

Best of luck to all our junior players who are currently studying for or taking their exams; we wish you well.

 

Jamie selected for Europeans

 

Huge congratulations to our Junior Club Member Jamie Silvester on his selection to the Wales Under 17s Team.

Jamie represented Wales at the European Team Championships in Prague, between 11-14 May.

This was a great achievement for Jamie, whose game has been developing superbly; we wished all of the Welsh players an enjoyable and succesful Championship.

UPDATE - Our Wales Under 15s Team finished in 6th place (from 18); the Under 17s Team came 11th (from 20 Teams).

 

Talking tactics

 

Talking tactics

 

Talking tactics

 

April 2023

Welsh Team in Edinburgh

 

Congratulations to Ethan Willis who was part of the Wales Under 15s Team at the 5 Nations Home Internationals event in Edinburgh. over the weekend 21-23 April.

It's another huge achievement for one of our junior players.

 

Our Welsh Juniors in Edinburgh

 

March 2023

Power cut disrupts Juniors

 

Apologies to all of our junior players, Club and Academy Squad, who've had their coaching and training sessions cancelled this month.

A fault occured in the supply cable to the Club which required some major work on the infrastructure to remedy.

 

February 2023

Selected to play for Wales

 

Huge congratulations to one of the Club's junior players on his selection to play for Wales at the 5 Nations Home Internationals in Edinburgh over the weekend 21-23 April.

For Ethan Willis (Under 15s) this is a fantastic achievement and represents how much he's developed his game, through hard work in his training and play.

Best of luck to all of our Welsh players and have a super weekend.

 

Ethan plays for Wales

 

January 2023

SW Academy North

 

The young players attending the Squash Wales Academy North weekly training sessions at the Club continue to make good progress with Coach, Mike Harris.

We currently have five players from the Club who are involved with and who benefit from this additional coaching arrangement.

 

SW Academy North (second group)

 

Our players at Welsh Closed

 

Five players from the Club are at Cardiff over the weekend 20-22 January for the Karakal 2023 Welsh Junior Closed Tournament.

We wished them all the very best of luck -
Ethan Willis (Boys U15),
Jamie Silvester (Boys U17)
Will Silvester,
Josh Davies and
Rhys Evans (all Boys U19)


UPDATE 1 - Congratulations to Rhys on retaining his Welsh Under 19s title.

UPDATE 2 - Very well done to Ethan who finished in Third Place in the Welsh Under 15s Event.

 

Welsh Under 19s Champion 2023

 

New Coaching Year commences

 

The Club's Juniors Coaching programme for 2023 started up on 9th January.

The Squash Wales Academy North Training sessions also started, on 10 Jaunary.

 

Will and Jamie at British Open

 

Very best of luck go to Will and Jamie Silvester as they travel to Birmingham to take part in the 2023 British Junior Open Championships, between 4th and 8th January.

Will takes part in the Boys Under 19 event, while Jamie is drawn in the Boys Under 17s event.

 

Eye Protection - our Policy

It is important that all members, parents and juniors understand the Club's approach to Eye Protection - a policy which is also adopted by Squash Wales.

To view our policy, please 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, Squash Wales 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"

 

Equality / 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 formally acknowledged and adopted the Squash Wales Model Equality / Equity Policy.

 

To view the Equality / Equity Policy, click on the link -

Equality / Equity Policy

 

Acceptable Behaviour ....

Finally, all are reminded about 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 a Squash Wales Training Squad.

 

Acceptable Behaviour Code for all Junior Members

 

 

 

 

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