A new school year brings more Roman Cup action!

November/December is our window for Year 5 and 6 squash. The popularity and success of our Primary School Squash Programme has meant that, in recent years, we’ve split the year groups to have their own competitions.

Year 5 begins proceedings, with 1 afternoon of prelimary matches, before the finals day 2 weeks later, when they’re split into groups based on ability and where they finished up after the first round.

As always, there’s always a briefing chat from Director of Coaching Lauren Selby, whilst excited/nervous/raring-to-go children listen on. The players then rush to their courts, with parents/teachers/helpers watching and cheering along behind the glass courts.

After many cycles of the Roman Cup, we can see lots of faces returning from previous competitions (which tends to age us all a tad when we see how grown up and much taller they all are!), and the standard of squash across the board is SERIOUSLY impressive.

“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

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact us on:

01206 738735 or email admin@offthewallsquash.co.uk

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