Guernsey Junior Jack Turvey was a member of Wycliffe College’s Under 19 squad which won the National Schools championships at Nottingham SRC this week. Turvey was one of 5 boys from Wycliffe which confirmed its status as the country’s number 1 squash school by retaining both their Boys & Girls U19’s titles.
It was a good couple of days for the young squash star as he was also a member of the U15’s squad that finished runners up in the U15’s competition to Yorkshire’s Ackworth School.
The National Schools Championship is a season long competition that gives all England schools a chance to compete against each other at Boys & Girls U15 and U19. The competition culminates in the top 8 schools in each category playing in the National Finals.
In the Boys U15’s Turvey played at 2nd string and won his quarter final and semi final matches comfortably as Wycliffe made it’s way to the final but the team came up short against it’s Yorkshire rival with Turvey loosing 3-0 to Ackworth’s Ben Sockett and the squad 4-1
In the U19’s however Wycliffe went one better although they had another tough match against Ackworth School in the semi final but this time they came away 3-2 winners with Turvey winning his match 2-0. In the final Wycliffe were drawn against Gosforth Academy but this was altogether an easier match with Wycliffe coming out 5-0 winners and Turvey played his part with 1 3-0 win over Gosforth’s Andrew Shipley.
This was Turvey’s first taste of National Schools Squash and he is looking forward to defending the title in 1 year’s time.