Pictured Right – Trans-Tasman Junior Test New Zealand Team Winners 2016
Squash New Zealand is pleased to announce the 2017 hosts of the Oceania Junior Championships and the Trans-Tasman Junior Test Series will be the Henderson Squash Club in Auckland.
Last time the Oceania Junior Championships was held in New Zealand was in 2015 when it was hosted in Invercargill where the event attracted over 120 entries. It is hoped in 2017 this event will be able to attract close to 200 entries from Australia, Malaysia, the Pacific Islands and all around New Zealand.
The Trans-Tasman Junior Test Series will run directly after the Oceania Junior Championships where New Zealand will be looking to make it three in a row after claiming the title in 2015 in Invercargill and narrowly defending their title in 2016 on the Gold Coast winning 19 matches to 17.
The Henderson Squash Club will be the host of this event in 2017, with a wealth of knowledge and experience in running events they will definitely be looking to make this a great event for all involved. The Henderson Squash Club have run a number of National events in the past years including the New Zealand Junior Age Group Nationals in 2011 and the Masters Nationals in 2013. One of their most notable events would be the hosting of a Professional Squash Event in 2012. This event in 2017 will add to the clubs history and will sure to be a great one.
2017 will see New Zealand a buzz with three International Events gracing our shores for all age groups. The Oceania Junior Championships will kick off these events over Easter Weekend in April, this will be followed by the World Masters Games from 21-30 April. Top juniors from all around the world will then return in July from 19-28 to compete in the World Junior Championships and the World Junior Women’s Team Championships.
Corina Hibberd has been appointed Tournament Director for the Oceania Junior Championship.
Henderson Squash Club says “Members of Henderson Squash Club are proud and excited to have been given the opportunity to host the 2017 Oceania Junior Championships and Trans-Tasman Junior Test Series. We have an enthusiastic team of members who are committed to ensuring this event is a huge success. We look forward to doing everything possible to make these tournaments memorable for both players and supporters.”
The Oceania Junior Championships will run from 14th-17th April whilst the Trans-Tasman Junior Test Series will run from 18-19th April.
For more information please contact:
Ph: 021 107 5670
Squash New Zealand – Squash Director
Ph: 09 815 6775
Pictured above – New Zealand and Australian Trans-Tasman Junior Test Series Teams