Amelia Henley U17 British Champion

Highsted Grammar School’s Amelia Henley beats Kent rival Georgina Kennedy to under-17 British squash title. Highsted Grammar School student Amelia Henley won an all-Kent final to become the British under-17 national squash champion. Henley, the No.2 seed who plays for Rodmersham, beat top seed Georgina Kennedy, from Bexley, in straight games at the National Squash Centre in Manchester.

Both girls are coached by Ben Ford in Bexley and both entered the tournament as reigning champions, Kennedy having won last year’s under-17 tournament and Henley the under-15 event.

However, it was the younger player who triumphed after a hard-fought battle.

The first game was extremely close, with Henley squeezing home 13-11 in a tiebreak.

The second saw her gain the upper hand to win 11-8 and she raced through the third 11-2 to clinch victory in just 23 minutes.

Report from Kent Online, Sittingbourne Messenger (original report can be read here)


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