St. Ignatius School now have the bragging rights along with all its other sports achievements of being the inaugural winners of the Walkers School Squash Championships.
Glenn Stark, national squash coach, said: “Thanks to everyone and the students from each of the schools participating in the first annual Walkers School Squash Championships.
“With over 100 participating from the surrounding high schools, many for the first time, I was very pleased in their performance and sportsmanship displayed from all of the players.”
The School Squash Programme, sponsored by Digicel, is now closing in on the thousandth participant in its first year. The tournament was a natural progression in having the sport of squash available to the school physical education programme.
Stark added: “I would like to thank Walkers for their generous tournament sponsorship and congratulations to St. Ignatius for winning the title.”
Over 100 girls and boys in years 7-11 played the one day squash tournament at the South Sound Squash Club. This was the first time an inter-school competition was offered amongst the high schools in Cayman. Stark is pleased that the School Squash Programme is growing in popularity.
This event was hosted by five of the local high schools – Cayman International School, John Gray, Clifton Hunter, Cayman Prep and St. Ignatius. Lara Conolly and Nina Foster, both from Cayman Prep, won the individual girls’ events. Gyles Luke and Julian Jervis won the respective boys’ event. Points were then awarded to the schools for their participation and individual results with St. Ignatius winning the championship title by 13 points.