Our Northland Junior Girls team came 3rd and the Junior Boys team 5th at the Inter-District teams event held at Burnside Squash Club in Christchurch following the individual event over the weekend.
The girls team of Zoe Dykzeul, MacKenzie Johnson, Iyra Stewart, Annmarie Holst and Anna Moselen were seeded 3rd and did extremely well to hold on to their seeding with some very tight contests. They had good wins against Auckland and Bay of Plenty before losing by only 1 game to 2nd seeds Waikato. The girls then played Canterbury for 3rd/4th place with the result going right to the wire – 2 matches each, 8 games each, Northland won by 2 points!
It was also a great effort from the boys team – Anthony Lepper, Shayden Toka, Riley-Jack Vette-Blomquist, Devlin Gurr and Freddie Jameson who were seeded 9th and ended up in a credible 5th place. Starting with 2 losses against the strong Auckland and Bay of Plenty teams they then went on to win their last 3 matches against Eastern, Central and Wellington with the Wellington game also ending up a countback with Northland taking the win on games.
A big week of some fantastic squash and a great effort from all involved. Thanks to coaches Paul Hornsby, Annie Greene and Luke Jones, and managers Tina Holst and Karen Dykzeul.