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Defending champions take home the silverware at the Cousins Shield & Mitchell Cup


The long weekend saw teams from around the country compete for the prestigious Cousins Shield and Mitchell Cup. Last years event was cancelled due to Covid-19 so teams were extra hungry this year!


The women competing for the Mitchell Cup boasted 16 teams from around New Zealand, featuring some of New Zealand’s best from around the country. 


The final saw defending champions Hamilton squash and tennis take on historic powerhouse Remuera Rackets club. This final did not disappoint going into the final matchup 2-2 it ended going Hamilton’s way courtesy of a 5th game victory. 


The men were fighting for the Cousins Shield. The teams ranged from Burnside in Canterbury up to the Auckland Teams.


Returning champions Lugton Park took on host club Devoy Squash and Fitness in the mens final. Although Devoy S&F had the home crowd roaring, it was defending champions Lugton Park who took home the honours, winning the first 3 matchups.


Congratulations to all teams who took to the courts over the weekend! And thank you to Devoy Squash and Fitness for hosting a fantastic event!


Mitchell Cup

Winners - Hamilton Squash and Tennis

  • Emma Millar
  • Sophie Hodges
  • Georgia Robcke
  • Leah Hodges
  • Nicola Blake
  • Jorja Metcalfe
  • Ashleigh Matthews

2nd - Remuera Racquets Club

3rd - North Shore Squash Club

4th - Royal Oak

5th - Mount Maunganui

6th - Belmont Park

7th - Taupo

8th - Kawaroa Park

9th - Marlborough

10th - Devoy

11th - Mana

12th - Henderson

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Cousins Shield

First - Lugton Park

  • Lwamba Chileshe
  • Temwa Chileshe
  • Zac Millar
  • Finn Trimble
  • Jaynessh Siveshearn
  • Phil Buscke Somervell
  • Evans Chileshe

2nd - Devoy Squash & Fitness

3rd - Hutt City

4th - Henderson

5th - Burnside

6th - Eden Epsom

7th - Herne Bay

8th - Remuera

9th - Hamilton

10th - North Shore

11th - Christchurch

12th - Surf City

13th - Titirangi

14th - Belmont Park

15th - Mount Maunganui

16th - Royal Oak

17th - Taupo

18th - Whakatane

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Tanya Laurence Sportsmanship and Values Award

At this year's Cousins Shield and Mitchell Cup we saw the inclusion of a new award.
In remembrance of the late Tanya Laurence, the Tanya Laurence Sportsmanship and Values Award was given out for the first time.
The award stands for everything Tanya did; visibly lifting their game for their team, a total team player, Shows integrity both on and off the court, shows true sportsmanship to their team members, opponent’s and referees, demonstrates a genuine love for the game and especially this event as well as having a true sense of fellowship with their competitors.
Tanya's Family came to Devoy Squash & Fitness Centre to present the award and there was no one better suited to take home the award than North Shores, Gary Duberly.
Gary was a very popular and deserving recipient of the Tanya Laurence Sportsmanship Award.
He is known nationwide for his amazing sportsmanship both on and off-court. Even in the most pressurised situation that does not alter. Win or lose Gary is always happy to be still playing and always gives his opponent credit. He is very encouraging to up and coming youngsters as well. Tanya had huge respect for Gary and she would have approved.
In his own words, he was "overwhelmed and honoured" to have received It.
The award was well-received by all competitors and supporters alike, and during the presentation, there was hard to find a dry eye! Such was the respect squash has for Tanya and her memory.
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