Hemsworth squash ace selected for England U19s

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HEMSWORTH squash ace Katie Smith will aim to continue her growing reputation on the European circuit after being selected to represent England U19s at the forthcoming European Junior Team Championships in Switzerland.

The 17-year-old helped England U17s to gold in last year’s tournament, held in Prague, but will make the step-up to U19 level for the first time in Lucerne.

She’s part of a team of five, which includes three boys and two girls, that will travel to the Swiss city to take on the best young squash players from around Europe.

And the Hemsworth Arts and Community College pupil will be hoping to make it back-to-back victories in the tournament.

Smith’s surge to number two in the England U19 Girls rankings helped her secure selection for the championships.

The 28th European Junior Team Championships starts on Saturday, April 16 and runs until Sunday, April 24.

See this week’s Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express to read the story in full.