Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Starlet Younger Courts Top Trophy Honour; JUNIOR SQUASH

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Starlet Younger Courts Top Trophy Honour; JUNIOR SQUASH

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NORTHERN hotshot Cai Younger lifted the coveted John Dale Trophy at the climax to a thrilling Northumbria County Junior Championships weekend.

The 17-year-old from Gosforth adds his name to a very short and special list of junior county players selected for the award by the top coaches in the area.

In only its fourth year, the award has become a cherished tradition at this annual junior showpiece tournament.

It is named after, and in honour of, the late John Dale, professional squash player from Tynemouth.

Designed to recognise an outstanding contribution to the sport, and to reflect how players conduct themselves on and off court, the coaches this year selected a player who only picked up a racket five years ago.

Younger has since battled to establish himself as one of the best juniors in the county, winning four trophies in the last 12 months - including the Men's County B Championships and the 2012 county under-19 title. County coach and ex-pro Dave Barnett said: "Cai loves squash in any way it comes - playing, coaching, watching. …

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