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Commonwealth squash medalist Daryl Selby visits Mersea as new EFS sponsored team kit is rolled out

posted May 21, 2018, 7:23 AM by S Meanley   [ updated May 21, 2018, 7:58 AM ]




























Today Mersea School was lucky to receive a visit and Q & A session with Professional squash player Daryl Selby.

Many of you will have watched with awe at the 21st Commonwealth Games held on April 4th – 15th on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Colchester based Daryl Selby, a professional squash player currently ranked 19th in the world was keen to improve on his bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games from four years previously and did not disappoint, bringing home a hard-fought silver medal in the men’s doubles event partnered with Adrian Waller to support England with their 136-medal haul.

 

Daryl has achieved:

12 career titles

22 Professional squash association (PSA) finals

Victory in the 2013 England world team championships

Silver in the team championships in 2011 and 2017

2014 Commonwealth bronze

2018 Commonwealth silver

And in March 2018 celebrated an amazing 100 months as a world ranked top 20 player.

 

Daryl is involved with Off the Wall Squash in Colchester Garrison, run by his sister, Lauren Selby, who was also a professional squash player before turning to coaching.

 

Daryl turned pro in 2004 at the age of 22 and is sponsored by:

Black Knight for his rackets

Mizuno for shoes

Ashaway for Strings

and 305 for clothing


Daryl also kindly signed three junior rackets, available for raffle on the playground before and after school this week (draw on Friday 25th May).


Mersea School Junior Squash Team have very luckily been supported in the way of a brand new sponsored squash kit, unveiled today, and what a perfect day to do so with Daryl in our presence. The teams have acquitted themselves well over the last few years, with fight and determination, but also amazing manners and respect on court. The school are current:

 

Year 3 & 4 Lexden Cup winners and have held the title for three years

Year 5 & 6 Lexden Cup winners

Essex school games year 5 bronze medallists

Essex School games year 6 gold medallists

 

Director of EFS (ELECTRICAL FARM SERVICES) Carl Powling was re-elected as Mayor of Mersea Island for 2018-2019 only 11 days ago and was with us to present the school with the new improved kit.

 

EFS specialises in electrical installation work and installs Solar Panels for both commercial and domestic clients. They also supply electrical products to the banking, agricultural, commercial and industrial sectors. The school are extremely grateful for the support.