Rotorua juniors selected for squash worldsSave
By Stuart Whitaker
Rotorua's Camden Te Kani-McQueen is one of four junior women who will represent New Zealand at the World Junior Squash Championships in Tauranga in July.
Fellow Rotorua player Nadia Hubbard is the team reserve, but will play as an individual at the championships.
Te Kani-McQueen is an A2 grade player at the Geyser City Squash Club and has a win ratio over the past year of 68 per cent. She is a member of the New Zealand Elite Junior Girls and Bay of Plenty Elite Girls Squad.
She is coached by her father, Danny McQueen, a member of the 1982 New Zealand World Junior Men's team that finished fourth in Singapore and who is also a former New Zealand Coach of the Year.
Te Kani-McQueen is joined by Kaitlyn Watts, Anna Hughes and Anika Jackson in the women's team.
Hubbard is a member of the Lakes High Squash Club and is in both the New Zealand and Bay of Plenty Elite squads.
She has a similar winning ratio to Te Kani-McQueen and was fifth in the New Zealand Junior Open and fourth in the Oceania Squash Championships in April.
Last year she won both the Bay of Plenty Junior and Senior open titles and the North Island under-17 Junior Age Group Title.
Hubbard has represented New Zealand multiple times in transtasman test series events and was a member of the 2015 World Junior Women's team.
She is coached by former New Zealand Commonwealth Games representative Kylie Lindsay. Also competing as an individual will be Rhiarne Taiapa.
The junior men competing in the Individual event are Finn Trimble, Matthew Lucente, Gabe Yam, Lwamba Chileshe, Mitchell Kempton and Quinn Udy.
The junior women's team will be coached by Joanne Williams with Lindsay as the assistant coach, while the junior men will be coached by Glen Wilson.