British Squash Championships
At the beginning of November, Ioan played in the British Squash Champs in Nottingham, playing in his first year of the U15’s category. Ioan had some really good performances, winning 3 of his matches and finishing mid table in a competition with over 70 of the top players from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. As ioan is still only 13, he has well over a year left to grow into the age group and will be back pushing for a top 10 spot next year. Given that the British U15’s set up is currently the strongest field in the world of squash, this is a really good performance. The matches Ioan lost were very close, so the signs are looking good for next season.
Last weekend, Ioan also represented Devon U15’s in the UK Intercounties Championships in Surrey, playing in the Number 1 position. Ioan won 2 out of his 3 matches comfortably against Dorset and Avon, only narrowly losing to a top 10 England Player from Surrey, who’s about to move into the U17’s. The Devon team have now qualified for the UK Intercounties finals weekend in January, where the boys will be aiming to bring home some silverware!