Outstanding squash juniors recognised

MLA Chris Saunders with Brodey McComb, Jace Jervis, and Jade Pitcairn.

A trio of young squash players were recognised for their outstanding performances at the 2017 Caribbean Junior Squash Championships over the summer. Jace Jervis, Jade Pitcairn and Brodey McComb were the guests of honour at a celebration last Saturday, 7 October.

Jervis was the Boys U13 Champion, while Pitcain was second in the Girls U17 division and McComb fourth among U11 Boys at the tournament played in Guyana in July.

Cayman Islands Squash Club coach Mark Chaloner said he was very happy with the performance of the players, as they represented the Cayman Islands with great competitive spirit and exemplary behaviour throughout the completion.

Chaloner said they were great ambassadors for the islands and he expects that they will continue to do bigger and better things in the future.

Bodden Town West MLA Chris Saunders donated the trophies for the young athletes and was on hand for the presentation. He said he was very inspired and moved by the accomplishments of the young athletes on such a large stage and that he was very happy to have the opportunity to help recognise their success.

Saunders told CaymanSportsBuzz.com that he was compelled to get involved in the celebration when he spoke to some of the parents about the success of the players at the Caribbean Championships.

“They were so ecstatic and what their kids had done,” Saunders said, noting his love affair with racket sports was another reason he felt the urge to act.  “Having played table tennis competitively when I was much younger, I decided that you can’t have kids out here achieving this level of success at such a young age and not have them recognised.”

The first-term MLA also complimented the club, the coach and all the players for the work that they were doing in the community and pledged his continued support for the athletes.

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