Seven locals make Wide Bay state squash team
SQUASH: Seven Gympie junior squash players were selected for the Wide Bay team of 14 at the recent Queensland state championships at Acacia Ridge, Brisbane.
Gympie State High School student Kaden McClintock was the only open boy's representative from Gympie and was chosen as the Wide Bay boys' captain.
Liam Paulsen, Patrick Bailey, Dylan Naidoo and Quinn Edwards, all from James Nash State High School, represented the under-15 boys and Alison Jensen, Chloe Keogh and Emma Kirkpatrick, also from James Nash, competed in the U15 girls competition.
Jensen's fine performance won her the spirit of the squash award for the U15 girls.
Parents of the Gympie students thanked Wide Bay coach Maryanne Zahnow and Wide Bay manager Michael Barnett for their support.
Many people were involved with giving these young representatives a helping hand including Nina Wilcox and Maureen McCarthy who spent many hours coaching. The Gympie Squash Racquet Association provided support for those representing Gympie.
The seven Gympie representatives progressed throughout the four-day competition but none won their division.