NZ squash players triumph at Oceania championships

NZ squash players triumph at Oceania championships Lwamba Chileshe places first at the Oceania championships.

23 January 2018

Three St Paul’s squash players (past and present) represented New Zealand at the recent Oceania championships, held in Brisbane.

2017 school leaver Lwamba Chileshe placed first in the U19 division of the competition, which featured top players from Australia and the Pacific. Temwa Chileshe (Year 13) placed fifth–eight and Sean Dykes (2017 school leaver) ninth.

The boys were seeded in the top three of the New Zealand team who went on to win the trans-Tasman junior test series (21-15), taking home the trans-Tasman trophy for the fourth time in a row.

The teams’ event followed on from the individual events with New Zealand and Australia going head to head across all age groups. Players represented New Zealand in the U13, U15, U17 and U19 categories, boys and girls combined. All age groups had two players except for the U19 group, which had four.

Lwamba’s squash successes don’t end there – he also competed recently in his first international final at the Canadian Junior Open, where he placed second.