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Mersea Island Junior Squash Players selected for Essex Squads.

posted Jun 23, 2015, 12:04 PM by S Meanley   [ updated May 8, 2017, 5:46 AM ]
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Nine children aged between 9 and 12, all past or present pupils from Mersea Island School, who all began playing in the schools program, took part in the Essex Junior Squash Development Trials at Corporal Budd Gymnasium, Colchester Garrison last Sunday 21st June. 

The pupils were put through their paces for agility, coordination, stamina and racket skills during the first half of the morning. During the second half they were pitted against all the other players to enable the Essex Coaching Team to make their selections after seeing their technique during play.

The team selections were:


Olivia - Girls Main County Squad and Bursary


Lara - Girls Development Squad and Bursary


Eddie- Boys Advanced Development Squad


Max H- Boys Advanced Development Squad


Joe - Boys Advanced Development Squad


Max N- Boys Improvers Development Squad


Sophie - Girls Development Squad


Daisy - Girls Development Squad


Charlie - Boys Advanced Development Squad



Olivia and Lara both receive 16 individual coaching sessions, forming part of their bursary.

Selection to these squads for Essex set these children on the road to future greatness. The fact that the vast majority have only played for about a year shows what strength they have to offer.