Saturday 12th October WORLD SQUASH DAY, Meads Squash Club hosted the first West Wales junior development event this season, between 11.00 and 15.00pm. We had 24 juniors from 7 to 15 year old’s turned up to take part in the fun packed day.
Juniors from Haverfordwest squash club, Carmarthen squash club, Pembroke Bush, Swansea and the Meads Milford Haven squash club attended the event.
Development events are a fantastic way to bring surrounding clubs and more importantly juniors together and an important first step in developing and getting juniors used to competition within a non-pressure environment with the emphasis on taking part and FUN.
The day starts with each junior receiving their snazzy T-shirt for entering, then it is on court to play some ¾ court games, on each court we have a coach/leader to help out and for this event we had Emily Gray and Archie Knight from Meads squash club, as well as helping the coaches are moving the juniors between courts trying to end with an even split of children with near the same ability, not always an easy task.
With 24 juniors we decided to run a team event, 6 teams of 4 on 2 round robins of 3 then teams from each pool playoff their opposing team dependent on positions from the pool, with team captains chosen they discussed with their team mates and came up with the following team names.
All matches played bests of 1 game to 11 and throughout the day we were treated to some awesome squash with close matches from start to finish so after a great day of squash we ended with the following results.
After some hard-fought thrilling matches the day ended with every junior receiving a medal.
These events would not be possible without help and support and at this event giving up their time to support the sport they love.
Fantastic support thanks so much.
And as always fantastic support from Pembrokeshire Leisure and staff thank you for looking after us as always,
Well done to all the players who came along and thanks to parents, grandparents and coaches for bringing them along and coming to support. Watch out on SW web twitter for the next event in West Wales
Thank you Meads Squash Club Great hosts.
Any feedback or comments on the event or future events to:-
West Wales Development Officer, Pete Crook – firstname.lastname@example.org 07809 236762