Tem­ple­ton on NZ team verge

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Katikati squash player Glenn Tem­ple­ton has been se­lected as the non-trav­el­ling re­serve in the New Zealand men’s world in­di­vid­ual squash cham­pi­onships, fol­lowed by the bi­en­nial men’s world ju­nior team cham­pi­onships next month in Chen­nai, In­dia.

Play­ers com­ing from aw­ide range of ex­pe­ri­ence and with an eye on the fu­ture have been se­lected. It hasn’t been an easy road for the 16-year-old whowas in­jured for amonth and­missed one of the three se­lec­tion tour­na­ments.

The World Ju­niorMen's Team Cham­pi­onships event is played ev­ery two years (even years). The cham­pi­onships are con­tested by teams of three ju­nior men from each coun­try, with coun­tries play­ing each other in ties in pools and/or knock­out for­mat. The coun­try that wins two or­more matches wins the tie.

The boys se­lec­tions in­clude Bel­mont Park duo from Auck­land’s, North Shore, Lu­cente and Gabe Yam, Temwa Chileshe (Hamil­ton) and An­thony Lep­per from Auck­land, with de­vel­op­ment play­ers Eli­jah Thomas (also the re­serve for the boys team) and Leo Fa­tiaofa (both Auck­land).

The­men’s and women’sWorld Ju­nior In­di­vid­ual Cham­pi­onships will take place at the In­dian Squash Academy at Chen­nai, In­dia from July 18-23, fol­lowed by the bi­en­nial Men’s World Ju­nior Team Cham­pi­onship from July 24-29.

Ris­ing squash star Glenn Tem­ple­ton in ac­tion.

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