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Action to heat up on Finals Day

After a busy day one the Senior Inter Districts head into finals day which promises some great squash action. The Women’s competition has moved into a round robin format with the top three teams from day one Bay of Plenty, Auckland and Northland battling it out the K A Mackwell Cup. Defending Champions Bay of Plenty are spearheaded by Commonwealth Games gold medallist Amanda Landers-Murphy and will be looking to back up last year’s victory. They won’t have it easy with Auckland been led by NZ team member Abbie Palmer. Northland are led by Shelley Kitchen with a great mix of experience and youth rounding out their team.

In the Men’s competition Waikato, Wellington, Bay of Plenty and Auckland have progressed to the semi-finals. All the teams featuring up and coming junior players who bring an enthusiastic fast game to the court. Waikato will draw on Zac Millar’s Commonwealth Games experience to hopefully lift the M C Day cup. Another interesting addition to the Waikato and Bay of Plenty teams is there coaching staff. Waikato are coached by Phil Buscke Somervell who has just return from coaching the NZ Junior Team at the World Championships. Bay of Plenty are coached by Kylie Lindsay who heads away with the NZ Women’s Team to the World Championships later this month.

Head along to the Panmure Squash Club to check out all the action.

Men’s Semi Finals:

12 pm Waikato v Wellington

12 pm Bay of Plenty v Auckland

Men’s Final

4 pm

Women’s Final Round Robin

8 am Bay of Plenty v Auckland

12 pm Northland v Auckland

4 pm Bay of Plenty v Northland


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