Papua New Guinea junior squash players are preparing to compete in the December 17-19 Oceania Junior Championships in Sydney, Australia. Squash AUstralia will host the Championship at the Thornleigh Squash and Fitness Centre.
Boys and girls from across Oceania are expected to compete in the Under 11, 13, 15, 18 and 19 age groups. This will be the first international junior tournament in the Oceania Region since 2019, and the Port Moresby Racquets Club is preparing their juniors for the event.
Port Moresby Racquets Club spokesperson commented : “The club has at least 10 juniors who are training at the moment. A training camp will be held during the September school holidays conducted by Queensland squash coach, Bradley Hindle to prepare the players. Bradley has a lot of international experience, so that will help the juniors. It is an individual event, so all the players are raising funds to compete in the event with the support of the PNG Federation.”
Cairns-based Josh Porter, ranked as PNG’s No.1 at the junior level and Amity Alarcos (pictured) will accompany the players to the Championships. Amity’s experience at the recent Commonwealth Games in Birmingham will be of great benefit and support for the players.