Rotorua squash players to represent NZ

Rotorua squash player Camden Te Kani-McQueen has been named in the New Zealand Junior Women’s team competing at the World Junior Championships in Tauranga during July. Photos: Supplied.

Squash New Zealand is pleased to announce the New Zealand Junior Women's team and individuals to compete at the World Junior Championships being held in Tauranga during July.

Making up the NZ Junior Women's Team are Rotorua's Camden Te Kani-McQueen, Palmerston North's Kaitlyn Watts, Auckland's Anna Hughes, and Hamilton's Anika Jackson, with fellow Rotorua Nadia Hubbard as reserve.

Te Kani-McQueen, who plays for Rotorua's Geyser City Squash Club, has previously represented New Zealand and she will be looking to follow in her father's, Danny McQueen, footsteps.

WhileHubbard, who plays for Lakes High Squash Club, will also compete in the Individual event, along with Hawke's Bay's Rhiarne Taiapa who is the sixth player for the World Junior Women's Individual event.

The junior men competing in the individual event at the world champs are Whangarei's Finn Trimble, Auckland's Matthew Lucente and Gabe Yam, Hamilton's Lwamba Chileshe, Southland's Mitchell Kempton and Marlborough's  Quinn Udy.

“We wish all the players the best of luck in their preparation for the event,” says a Squash NZ spokesperson.

“The Junior Women's team will be coached by Joanne Williams with Kylie Lindsay as assistant coach,  whilst the junior men will be coached by Glen Wilson.”

Rotorua squash player Nadia Hubbard has been named as reserve for the New Zealand Junior Women's team and will compete in the individual event at the World Junior Championships in Tauranga.


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