Palmerston North Girls High School and Westlake Boys High School have claimed their respective New Zealand Secondary Schools Titles for the third year in a row.
In the Boys Final Westlake Boys High School took on St Pauls Collegiate A in a rematch of the 2016 final. It was St Paul's who took an early lead with two match wins over the Westlake team. Westlake kept their cool in their match and their top seed Matthew Lucente got them back onto the board. It was all in Westlakes direction from there as they took the next 2 matches and claimed the title for the third year in a row.
In the Girls Final Palmerston North Girls High School was too strong for their opponents Napier Girls High School and whilst Napier Girls high put up a great fight throughout the tie it was not meant to be as Palmerston North High School took the win 5-0.
Final team placings can be found below:
Congratulations to all the teams who competed in the event and Sport Manawatu for hosting the event in assistance with the SquashGym and Fielding squash clubs.
The New Zealand Secondary Schools team were announced with the following players selected:
|Senior Boys||Senior Girls||Junior Boys||Junior Girls|
|Lwamba Chileshe||Annaleise Faint||Elijah Thomas||Anna O'Connor|
|Temwa Chileshe||Iyra Stewart||Ben Tomlinson||Jena Gregory|
|Corbin Faint||Taylor Clarke||Riley-Jack Vette-Blomquist||Alex Harding|
|Sean Dykes||Amy Hroscroft||Mason Smales||Katie Templeton|
|Angus MacDonald||Jess Dean||Sam Kelly||Sam Harding|
|Glenn Templeton (Res)||Amelia Wadsworth (Reserve)||Devlin Gurr (Reserve)||Dileesia Henare (Reserve)|