Millar Looking to Make his Mark at 2018 Commonwealth Games10 Mar 2018
As we round out our profiling of our 2018 Commonwealth Games players alongside our #LoveSquash campaign we take a look at Zac Millar and his selection for his first Commonwealth Games.
In 2005 Zac took his first Junior Age Group titles taking the Under 11 North Island Age Groups and NZ Junior Age Group titles. In 2007 it would be the Under 13 South Island Age Group and NZ Junior Age Group titles Zac would take home. It seemed to be a trend of 2 years for Millar where in 2009 he took the Under 15 NZ Junior Age Group Title, however in 2010 he broke that trend claiming the Under 17 NZ Junior Age Group Title and then defending his title a year later at the 2011 event. In 2012 it was the Under 19 NZ Junior Age Group title Millar would take and then a year later in 2013 he claimed the Under 19 title again. 2013 was also the year Millar took the New Zealand Junior Open title claiming some of the biggest titles to his name.
In 2012 Zac was selected for the World Junior Men’s Championship team to compete in Doha, Qatar. Millar has since been studying at the University of Waikato under the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship programme working towards a Bachelor of Management Studies. In 2017 though Zac was called up again to represent New Zealand in the World Doubles Championships in Manchester, England where he was paired with Amanda Landers-Murphy.
Whilst Millar is yet to claim a PSA World Tour Title to his name he will be sure to be progressing in the right direction in the lead up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Gold Coast 2018 will be Zac’s first Commonwealth Games and he will compete in the Mixed Doubles (with Amanda Landers-Murphy). Zac was born in the Kapiti where he completed his schooling before he moved to Hamilton to study at the University of Waikato. Zac is currently coached by Nick Mita, he is 23 yrs and is of NZ European ethnicity.
We look forward to seeing Zac compete in his first Commonwealth Games and seeing what he can manage to pull out of the bag!