Goulburn Valley Squash Club players have put their hands up for Victorian selection with fine performances at the Junior Age Squash Championships.MATTHEW GALEA April 10, 2014 3:05am
Goulburn Valley Squash Club was well represented at the Junior Age Squash Championships in Melton last weekend and it’s players weren’t just making up numbers, either.
The graded tournament had competitors play in different grades — based on ability — against players of various ages, while they were also their age groups, with the tournament playing an important role ahead of Victorian team selections in June.
Aaron Maidment, 15, competed in the A-grade draw and finished fourth, a result that placed him second in the under-17 rankings, ensuring he is in good stead for Victorian selection later this year.
Sean McPhillamy took out the C-grade crown, which was also enough to win the under-15 division.
GV Squash Club members Jack, Sarah and Claire Quinlivan also performed well.
Jack finished third in D-grade reserve and second in the under-13s.
Sarah came fourth in B-grade and was the highest ranked under-15 girl, while Claire came third in A-grade reserve and finished as the highest-ranked under-17 girl.
Brad Maidment also enjoyed success, winning B-grade.
The result means several of the club’s junior members now have a genuine chance of playing for Victoria this year, club president Damian Maidment said.
‘‘They are very, very positive results,’’ Maidment said.
‘‘Five of them are looking good for state selection and are in good stead ahead of the Australian Junior Open.’’
The Australian Junior Open will be held in Geelong during the Easter weekend.
The Victorian Masters Squash State Championships were also last weekend in Bendigo, with more positive results being attained for the club.
Leon Gallivan, Gordon Hall, Ian Alexander and Jenny Esam all represented GV Squash Club at the championships with Gallivan and Hall achieving the most noteworthy results.
Gallivan finished third in the 40-44 age group, while Gordon Hall took out the consolation place played in the 60-64 division two.
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The under 16 Pigeons kick started the YFNC's finals campaign with a resounding victory over the Paul Spargo led Scots College in the Grand Final of the AWJFL Elwyn Langford Shield at the Albury Sports Ground on Sunday.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
An ad for the Healthy Ageing Project will be filmed in Echuca, Rushworth and Rochester today.
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Book Week gets colourful turnout.
Deaprtment of Environment and Primary Industries unhappy about Mt Disappointment vandals.
Jerilderie Shire deputy mayor Ruth McRae handed the key over for the new Rural Fire Service station last Friday.
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Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
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A few anxious customers were outside the closed gates of the failed Bee-Jay Machinery business on Goulburn Valley Hwy in Shepparton on Tuesday morning, wondering what would become of deposits they had paid for tractors and other machinery.
The Benalla Indian Myna Action Group will pay a $1 per bird bounty on live birds delivered to CAL farm. National Party MP Bill Sykes donated $100 to fund the bounty.
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