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Epping Grand Prix No. 1

posted Sep 17, 2017, 11:05 PM by S Meanley   [ updated Sep 18, 2017, 2:41 AM ]

Two wins and two runner up places  for Mersea players at the first Essex Junior Squash grand prix of the season.

Henry and Hugh taking runner up in the year 6 and under section and new category year 4 and under respectively.
Wins for Ruby and Felicity both winning all matches in their categories in dominating form in girls under year 6 and year 8 respectively.

First time player Stanley enjoyed himself and knows what he needs to do now, Leonie improving on last years performances taking some games, Harrison taking third winning three matches in a strong group. Aiden taking 5th in his section.

Amelie signs HEAD rackets contract

posted Sep 17, 2017, 10:50 PM by S Meanley   [ updated Sep 17, 2017, 10:50 PM ]

Amelie from class A last week signed a contract with HEAD squash rackets.
Breaking in to the top ten of the national under 11 ranking list has given this Mersea pupil the opportunity of her first sponsorship deal at only 11 years of age.
Amelie will be supplied with equipment from HEAD in the deal.
Well done Amelie.

4 x Training Bursaries

posted Sep 10, 2017, 9:07 AM by S Meanley   [ updated Sep 10, 2017, 9:08 AM ]

Mersea junior squash training bursaries have been awarded to four up and coming squash players.
These children had shown promise in  class and were quick to reply to the letter sent home.
The funding was supplied by Mersea Island Lions.

Izzy class 3E
Ollie class 4N
Alice class 5W
India class 5B

All the children receive 15 weeks of training completely cost free. 

Well done to you all.

Stanley selected for Essex squad

posted Sep 5, 2017, 11:38 AM by S Meanley   [ updated Sep 5, 2017, 11:38 AM ]

Stanley of class 6Y attended the Essex Junior Squash Trials at Colchester Garrison in July shortly before the summer holidays.
Stanley was put through his paces, testing skill, coordination and fitness and was selected to be a member of the Essex Junior Squash Improver Development Squad 2017-2018.
Well done Stanley.

GP Winners Training with Ben Coleman World No. 55

posted Jul 9, 2017, 1:32 PM by S Meanley   [ updated Jul 9, 2017, 1:32 PM ]

On 9th July, the winners and runners up from the Junior Grand Prix Squash Series 2016/2017 received their prize winning two hour training session with Ben Coleman (based in Chelmsford world ranked number 55 squash player) and Paul Allen head coach from Lexden Squash & Racket Club, an opportunity that cannot be bought.

Six of the children were past or present members of Mersea School, showing the depth Mersea has developed since starting their squash program just two years ago. The children were put through their paces with some fun warm up games and then match play against the other lucky winners. Each child got to have an individual match with Ben, afterwards Ben posed for photographs and autographs after answering some questions the children had for him about his career.

KS2 Consortium Sports - 2nd Place!

posted Jul 6, 2017, 11:21 PM by A Fox-Hammond   [ updated Jul 6, 2017, 11:23 PM ]

On Tuesday 27th June a selection of children across KS2 represented the school at the Consortium Athletics Sports Event. The children competed against 21 other schools from the local area in track and field finals.
A huge well done to Alex Canham, Charlotte Allen, Kieran Trusdale, Lucy Webb, Rebecca Webb, Dominic Gozzett, Mia Sayer, Ellis Higgins, Lereese Sarwie-Gold, Noah Papley, Cherry Hodges, Caeron Findlay, Jem Smith, Kai Bell, Alfie Coe, Rose Whiting, Jack Milne, Matilda Milgate, Lennox Emery and Izzy Coe,  We came 2nd overall!! 

Grand prix no 8 & Championship

posted Jun 18, 2017, 10:19 PM by S Meanley   [ updated Jun 18, 2017, 10:20 PM ]

The final grand prix of the season held at Connaught, Chingford was a resounding success for Mersea School.
Four of the 12 championship placings on offer went to past and present members of Mersea School.

Amelie (year 5) won the girls year 6 and under group for the day and overall championship for the eight events combined, Felicity (year 6) taking reserve champion position.
The champion and reserve champion in each group win a training session with Ben Coleman (world squash ranking 55), and Lexden squash head coach Paul Allen on 9th July.

George (year 4) found himself in the toughest Year 6 and under group this time around, and justifiably so when, with two years still left to play in this age category, George took a game from the eventual winner achieving something no-one else could do on the day. Ruby (year 5) placed in 4th just behind Felicity in the girls year 6 and under top section. Leonie (year 5) showing some great personal improvement this time around playing with more confidence and scoring up to 8 points against her rivals. Hugh (year 3) captured his first match win at this event showing great improvement in a short space of time.

Mersea School pupils have a great work ethic on court, they fight for every point, they are magnanimous in victory and they are gracious in defeat, and come back trying harder. They abide by fair play rules and respect those they play against. They should all be applauded for their hard work and brilliant manners on and off the court at all events.

10th Place in U11 National Finals

posted Jun 5, 2017, 11:06 PM by S Meanley   [ updated Jun 5, 2017, 11:06 PM ]

Amelie from Class W travelled to Hallamshire squash club in Sheffield last weekend to compete in the Under 11 National Finals.
Amelie found herself up against seeds 4 and 5 in her first group stages and played with guts and determination to gain some useful points, gaining great experience at this new level of competition. This then placed Amelie in the play-offs for position 9-12. In this new group stage Amelie won two of her three matches to take home eventual 10th place two places ahead of her seed going into the competition.

3 Mersea Players on Inter County Team

posted May 22, 2017, 2:20 AM by S Meanley   [ updated May 27, 2017, 5:52 AM ]

This weekend saw three Mersea players selected for the Essex Inter County teams. 
Ruby and Henry (both Year 5) and Felicity (Year 6) all traveled to Northwood Club in Watford to compete with 6 other counties.
The A team which Ruby was on came in 2nd place and the B team came 4th out of 6 a really good finish for both teams with such a high quality field. All three players took valuable experience away from this event and played some really great squash.

To see full report follow:

Runner up prize at championship final

posted May 22, 2017, 2:10 AM by S Meanley   [ updated May 22, 2017, 2:11 AM ]

This weekend Amelie (Year 5) competed in the David Pearson Championship Finals in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
This competition was held after three initial qualifying rounds where Amelie qualified with one win and one second place.
In the final she won two matches confidently and only lost to long time competitor Emma (Suffolk) who has been playing for 4 years and is currently ranked in the top 4 in England, giving Amelie a well deserved trophy for her cabinet. Emma and Amelie both receive a day of training from a top coach as their prize.

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