Oceania Junior Squash Championship and Trans Tasman Test Success
Congratulations to Elijah Thomas, Noah Thomas and Tarin Love!
Our leading squash junior’s were proud to represent New Zealand for the Oceania Junior Championships and Trans Tasman Test in Brisbane in January. This resulted in medal placings for Elijah (under 17) and Noah (under 13) and all three playing a vital part in the win against Australia in Trans Tasman Test.
Message from the Thomas Family
We wanted to say a big thank you to all the EE players and supporters for assisting Elijah and Noah to prepare for their Australian trip.
The Oceania Junior Champs (in Brisbane) went well with Elijah coming runner up in the U17s in a hard fought final from his 8th seed and Noah finishing 3rd in the U13s in an all kiwi 1.2.3 finish. The fitness and conditioning prep was essential as temperatures reached 43C at the Redcliffe squash complex.
In the trans-tasman test match NZ beat Australia 21-15 with Noah and Elijah winning both their matches and Tarin turning around a tournament loss to win a critical match on the second day (see photo attached).
Noah and Elijah have again finished in the medals at the Australian Junior Champs in The Gold Coast with Noah finishing 2nd in the U13s and Elijah shortly to contest the U17 final.
The practice games, fitness sessions and advice has been most appreciated and you have all collectively contributed to the success of NZ Junior squash – so thanks!
Elijah, Noah, Angela and Barry