GIRLS' DEVELOPMENT SQUAD


The vision for the squad is to develop players at U11, U13 U15 U17 & U19 that could compete against the other counties as a team striving to be the best they can be at the sport.

 

The immediate goals are to build confidence in our players and continue to develop their skills alongside girls from different clubs within the county, to help them understand the level they are at and encourage them to improve and keep playing.

 

We also need to attract more girls to the sport.

 

How Can I Join the Squad?

Anyone would be welcome to join the squad. The minimum requirements are an ability to serve and rally and be referred by a coach.  Please forward names to the head coach from other Avon clubs.

 

We currently have a total of 26 girls in the squad.

 

Who is the Head Coach?

Rose Bamber is the head coach of the Girls Development Squad. Rose took over as head coach in September 2017. If you would like to know more, have any queries or would like to recommend a player for the squad please contact Rose via email at girls.development@avonsquash.co.uk

What Happens During a Session?

The sessions last for 1.5 hours and cover strength & conditioning, skills development and game play. We run two sessions when we meet. The first is U11 & U13’s together and a later session is for U15 & U17’s.

 

Where Do the Sessions Take Place?

Sessions currently take place at Redland Green, Bristol and Lansdown, Bath

 

Are Future Sessions Planned?

Yes. The squad aims to meet once a month and future sessions have been planned for:

 

  • Sunday, 15th April 2018

  • Sunday, 20th May 2018

  • Sunday, 17th June 2018

How Much Does It Cost?

A session costs £7.50 per player

Does the Squad Play Competitive Matches?

Currently we play in local tournaments and the recently setup County Boxes.

We have not entered any teams in the inter county competitions this year, but we plan to do so next season. We are hoping to setup some fixtures in the future with schools and
other Counties.

How to Help the Squad?

We would like to get some T shirts/kit for the girls, particularly those who make the county team for next season.

 

A Message from the Coach

“I chose to be a part of the squad as I would like to see the next generation of young girls given the opportunity to represent the county and be rewarded for their efforts. Playing for your county is something to be proud of and many sporting friendships are made along the way. My own squash playing has led to visits to countries all over the world and even includes job opportunities.”

Rose Bamber

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