After a quick breather from the finals of Year 3, next up was the Year 4 competition!
Now the year 4 cohort made for an EXHAUSTING afternoon, the organisers and referees needed a serious lie down after this one! We had an incredible 30 teams entered and an enormous 300 matches to get through in 3 hours!
Like Year 3, there was a quick briefing chat from Director of Coaching Lauren Selby, and then the players rushed to their courts to get the finals underway. This time the teams were divided up into 5 groups; Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Copper following their results from the first round. Again, each group have the chance to win medals for their group, as well as receiving certificates, a T-shirt (which they proudly all don before they leave the building) and a letter welcoming them back to a free month of squash with us at the Garrison.
The coaches have been SO impressed with the standard on display across the board and significant improvements can be seen just from one round to the next. It was obvious to see that the kids were really loving their squash, which is the whole reason we do it.
“The Roman Cup is without doubt my favourite event in the year. It is heart warming to see how much the children enjoy playing squash and also how much they improve from the first round to the last. I truly believe primary school squash is the key to raising the profile of squash.
Children learn a new and exciting sport, linked to that the parents become engaged in a sport they’ve either never played or haven’t played for years. We are looking forward to seeing many new faces at the Academy!”
Lauren Selby, Director of Coaching
The Roman Cup Results
Some hard fought battles from these schools (with the Platinum Group being won by 1 point!!), a big well done to everyone who competed, you should feel very proud of yourselves…
Most Improved Girl – Hailey Chan from Langham
Most Improved Boy – Tobey Pembroke from Brinkley Grove
Best Girl – Rosemary Paine from Colchester High (most points won across both rounds)
Best Boy – Frank Turner from Bures (most points won across both rounds)
Sportsmanship Award – Theo Howard from Layer
Sportsmanship Award – Isabella Rosenburg from St. John’s
Copper Group Winners – Brinkley Grove 3
Bronze Group Winners – Ardleigh 1
Silver Group Winners – Stanway 2
Gold Group Winners – Bures
Platinum Group Runners Up – Lawford 1
Platinum Group Winners – Colchester High
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