Australian team announced for 2024 Junior Trans Tasman Test

Published Thu 15 Feb 2024

Squash Australia has selected 16 players to compete in the 2024 Trans Tasman Junior Test Match against New Zealand in Melbourne on 15-16 April 2023.

The team bears a strong resemblance to the 2023 side which took on the Kiwis in New Zealand last December, with 12 players retaining their places in the team.

Madison Lyon will line up in a junior national team for the final time, as she will turn 19 before the World Junior Championships later this year in Houston.

Hannah Slyth (pictures) joins Lyon as one of the four female U19 players, while Amelie Guziak will play in the U17s having been selected in the U19s last year.

Haider Naqvi (U19) and Joel Raj (U15) will make their Australian team debuts in Melbourne.

Kasper Cheung returns to the team having been selected already in 2022 while Marcus Wang moves from the U15 to U17 age bracket.

National Pathways Coach Jenny Duncalf will lead the team as they hope to turn the tables on the 2023 result where New Zealand won 19-13.

2024 JUNIOR TRANS TASMAN TEST MATCH
Australia v New Zealand
Melbourne Sports Centres VIC
15-16 April 2024

Under 19 Girls: Emmy Lamb (NSW), Madison Lyon (QLD), Courtney Scholtz (VIC), Hannah Slyth (WA)
Under 19 Boys: Daniel Marsh (WA), Haider Naqvi* (VIC), Thomas Scott (NSW), William Slade (NSW)
Under 17 Girls: Amelie Guziak (VIC), Joanne Joseph (VIC)
Under 17 Boys: Kasper Cheung (NSW), Marcus Wang (NSW)
Under 15 Girls: Tina Ma (VIC), Lilly Wilson (QLD)
Under 15 Boys: Henry Kross (NSW), Joel Raj* (NSW)

* Australian Debut


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