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Date Posted... Feb 7th 2019

Truro School Squash Team Qualify for National Finals

Truro School Squash Team qualifies in style for National Finals 2018/19

On 6 February, our KS3 squash stars successfully played their way to victory, beating Charterhouse, Felsted and Haberdashers to gain maximum points in the final group phase of the competition and secure a place in the Grand Finals this March at Nottingham.

The team of Jack M, Louis M, Joe T, Ollie B, Callum O and Ed H won every single match to secure a huge clean-sweep over our illustrious rivals. Jack and Louis are both ranked in the top 10 in the country as juniors, Joe is U14 County champion, Ed is U13 county champion and Ollie and Callum are both at county level and on the highest of improvement curves.

The final scores warrant special highlighting as follows:

Match 1   Felsted school 0 pts  Truro school 15 pts.

Match 2   Haberdashers  0 pts   Truro school 15pts

Match 3   Charterhouse   1 pt     Truro school 15pts.

Several of the boys will now be in action again on Feb 11th, coincidentally at the same venue, against Charterhouse, a strong Wilsons and the no 2 ranked sports school in the country, Whitgift. This promises to be a tight and enthralling match which I suspect will be very closely fought right to the end. If we play at our absolute best, we can do it!

Our method of travelling the night before, warming up at Winchester Squash club in the morning and playing all afternoon will be our formula for success again as we seek to achieve a superb double-qualification (with KS4) for the right to play for the National title outright next month.

Tim Smith, Head Squash coach