The first of the Squads to be announced are the Christchurch Boys and Girls squads, which will start at the beginning of May;
Christchurch Boy’s Squad; Caelum Betteridge, Scott Butterick, Oscar Cunningham, Isaac Karati, Ryan Ko, Matthew McComish, Ollie O'Loughlin, Rocco O'Loughlin, Ethan Peddie, Charlie Prince, Thomas Shepherd & Jimmy Stewart
Christchurch Girl’s Squad; Petra Curd-McCullough, Moriya Karati,Nadia Karati, Ella Knutson & Catilin Millard
Adam Ordering will Coach the Christchurch hub, which will run in terms two and three of 2019. The girl’s and boy’s squad will have fortnightly training sessions, taking alternative turn each week.
Soon to follow will be the Blenheim and Nelson hubs.
The junior development squads have been introduced to cater for and offer developmental opportunities to Canterbury’s most advanced juniors who have potential to represent Canterbury at National and/or Quadrangular events.
The program will have a holistic approach using squash to develop young people on and off the court, covering physical, cognitive and psychosocial domains of learning and will also serve as a pathway to success at regional and national level.
There will be three Squash Canterbury Junior Development hubs; Christchurch, Nelson and Blenheim, which will be established to support local need.
The program is in no way criteria for selection into any regional or other representative teams. The best players will be picked for regional teams regardless of their participation in this squad.Squash Canterbury is providing this program as an additional opportunity for development and a chance to train and learn together in a positive social environment. The program will be serious, but fun at the same time.
We would like to say a big thank you to Squash NZ for their contributed towards running costs of the programs.