A team of Lincoln pupils are ranked number one in England for squash.
Key Stage Three Girls’ Team at Lincoln Minster School are now the reigning national champions after winning the National Schools Championship yesterday.
Charlotte, Lucy, Lydia, Priyaa and Zara, coached by the school, had beaten off all competition to become the England number one Key Stage Three team, in the championship run by the national governing body for squash, England Squash.
Fran Wallis, Lincoln Minster School Squash Coach, said: “I couldn’t be prouder of our Girls’ team. Through the whole tournament they showed true skill and determination, all whilst growing their love for the sport – and now they’re so excited to be named squash England champions.
“Our Key Stage Three Boys’ Team also delivered a performance to be proud of, which saw them reach the national top 10.”
The latest development comes after Fran was recently ranked as England number one and UK number two in the national squash over 50s category.
Priyaa, one of the winners, who was also recently selected for the Aspire Programme which is the first step on the England Squash Talent Pathway for developing players, added: “I was really excited with the results yesterday and really excited for Lincoln Minster School with winning the nationals.
“I’ve played squash since I was seven years old and in these six years I have enjoyed, progressed and achieved many accomplishments with the help of my coaches, Fran and Caroline.”
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