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November 2019

Four players at Inter Counties

Congratulations to the four local players who have been selected to play for North Wales this weekend in Sheffield at the English Junior Inter Counties weekend (9 / 10 - November).

Josh Davies and Will Silvester will play in the Boys Under 17 Team, while Tom and Ethan Willis are part of the Boys Under 13 Team - good luck to them for a great weekend.

The Teams will be accompanied by Club Coaches, Mark Davies and Jim Tunley.

 

5th place for Josh at Nationals

Huge congratulations to Josh Davies on a fantastic fifth place finish at the 2019 Dunlop British Junior Championships (October 31 - November 3), a European Gold Sanctioned event.

Josh was on of three of our juniors to take part - with Will and Jamie Silvester, mixing with the UK's elite junior players.

Josh beat the Irish number on until progress was halted by the English, number one seeded player and 2019 Champion, Jonah Bryant.

 

October 2019

Juniors Coaching

We take a break from our regular Junior Coaching sessions this week, during Half Term, and will return again on Monday, 4 November.

 

Squad 2 Training

During the October Half Term, nine of our junior players have been invited to attend a Wales Squash Academy 2 Training Session at Deeside LC - Tueday 29 October 10.00 am until 3.30 pm.

These sessions offer those players the opportunity to work on their fitness and technique with other juniors from across North Wales.

 

September 2019

Training Nights

The first of three WSRB Training Nights, took place at the Club on 27 September; there will be another in October and December.

With High Performance Coach, Andrew Evans, invited players from Clubs at Newtown, Llanfyllin and Brymbo are involved in a tough session of routines and play. Nine of our juniors are involved.

 

Our future stars !

In our beginners group at the Club's Junior Coaching Programme, which started again this month, we have three players to watch for the future, Eve, Kian and Lainey - all very keen and willing to learn and develop their game.

 

Our First Group

 

Going for Gold

Three of our juniors, Josh Davies, Will and Jamie Silvester, played in the South West Gold - Millfield Junior Open 2019 at Millfield School, Street, Nr Glastonbury, Somerset, over the weekend 19-21 September.
They were up against some high class opponents and enjoyed the experience.

 

Welsh Junior Open

Best of luck to three of our juniors [Josh Davies, Will and Jamie Silvester] who played in the Welsh Junior Open Championships (a European Event) at Cardiff, over the weekend 6-8 September.

UPDATE: Josh did well and finished in Third Place, while Will, playing in the same event, finished in 14th place. Jamie had to withdraw due to injury.

 

A new season commences

The Club's new season of Juniors Coaching started on 2 September, at the usual times, with the coaching team looking forward to continued improvement at all levels, through some hard work and great competition.

We welcomed a new junior, Leroy, who is brother to one of our rising stars, Kian Bates.

 

Welcome ... Leroy

 

August 2019

Tom's stepping up

Well done to young Tom Willis on being selected to join Greg Tippings, Wales Squash High Performance Coach, to the Wales Under 11s and 13s one day Squad at Carmarthen on 17 August.

The squads are organised as part of the Wales Squash Player Pathway programme.

 

Squad Training for Tom

 

Fingers crossed ...

To all of our Juniors who are awaiting their exam results this month, we wish you well.

 

July 2019

End of Season for Juniors

Our final Juniors Coaching session of the 2018-19 programme took place on 15 July.

We wish everyone a good summer break and we'll see you again in September, refreshed and ready to play some squash !

 

Coaching Group 1

Coaching Group 2

Coaching Group 3

Coaching Group 4

 

Brothers in Merseyside winning ways

Congratulations to Will and Jamie Silvester on a superb weekend of success at the Merseyside Junior Open Tournament, held at Liverpool Cricket Club on 13 July.

Jamie was Runner-up in the Boys Under 15s event and Will came through to win the Boys Under 17s; very well done to both boys.

 

Will and Jamie take on Merseyside !

 

We're searching for new talent ...

Following on from their Squash Wales Level 1 Coaching Award Course at the Club on 16 February, five of our juniors, who qualified, gave up two days to support Club Coaches Jim and Mark at the Penygelli School (Coedpoeth) Well Being Week on 1 and 3 July.

Over the two days we saw 154 pupils across all Year Groups.
Huge thanks to Owen Platt, David Thomas, Poppy Green, Cameron Dennis, Henry Scarsbrook and Tom Trueman who all enjoyed the opportunity to provide coaching in this school environment.

 

Penygelli Primary School - Day 1

Penygelli Primary School - Day 2

 

June 2019

Our boys on top at Gwynedd Junior Open

It was a trip worthwhile as our juniors took part in The 2019 Gwynedd Junior Open at Bangor on 8 June.

Congratulations to Josh, Will, Jamie, Kieran, Tom and Ethan as they leave with the medals.

 

Winners at 2019 Gwynedd Junior Open

Age Group Winners at 2019 Gwynedd JO

 

May 2019

Wales at ETC

Wales were off to a great start in the Under 15s European Team Championships at Eindhoven (9 to 12 May) with straight wins against both Russia and Hungary.

Playing in Pool A, also with Belgium and England, Josh Davies played against Russia while Dan Lewis has featured in both matches so far.

Well done to the Team as they finished the Championships in Fourth place.

 

Wales Under 15s at Eindhoven

 

April 2019

Another honor for Josh

Further congratulations go to Josh Davies on his selection to represent Wales in the Under 15s European Team Championships from 9 to 12 May in Eindhoven.

Josh has earned his place at the tournament in recognition of his performance and commitment throughout the season.

 

Jamie, Josh & Dan in Dublin

To representyour country is a huge honour and three of our juniors achieved that in playing for Wales [5 - 7 April] at the Juniors 5 Nations Mixed Team Championships in Dublin.

Young Jamie Silvester played in the Under 13s Mixed Team; he lost 3-0 to France, lost a tight match 3-1 to Scotland and won 3-0 against Ireland.
Josh Davies and Dan Lewis were both in the Under 15s Team which finished in Fourth Place.

 

Wales Under 13s and 15s at Dublin

Welsh and Proud

 

Easter break

Our final coaching session will take place on Monday, 8 April, prior to the Easter School Holidays.
We will return for the next series, through to the Summer, on 29 April.

 

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

 

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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